https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kersai

Switch Between Keyboard and Word Bank in App

I am studying Japanese on the iphone app and I have been using the keyboard. I opened the app today and I just saw the word bank. I am not sure how I switched to using the word bank in the app and therefore am unsure how to switch back to the keyboard. I looked on my desktop and there is a button to switch between keyboard and word bank, but I don't see that option in the app anywhere.

Thanks for any help you can offer.

May 5, 2018

6 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/iris13-09

ever since the update on the app it randomly switches between using the keyboard and the wordbank with no option on switching between the two. hopefully this is something they end up fixing in future updates but idk it just makes things more annoying and harder to learn for people who prefer one over the other

May 6, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kersai

so odd, I cant imagine why they decided to make it so there was no way to switch on the app, but you can switch on the computer. I might understand if the feature just didn't exist at all, but to have a feature that is inaccessible is sort of frustrating. Anyhow, thanks for the reply, I will just deal with it until they fix the issue.

May 6, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Freya540617

I've also found this problem, and I'm so glad to hear that I'm not the only one. I've been getting so annoyed because I found that being able to type the words in the app was conducive to learning. I really hope they get this sorted.

May 10, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Brice

word bank makes it too easy to answer. there's a real difficulty gap between the app and the website interface. it is not justified imo, given the pletora of keyboards and voice recognition apps available on mobile devices

May 12, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/GihanMaras

I’m also having this issue. I will have to use the desktop version for now.

May 15, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Petros746333

Same issue here... Please bring back the keyboard in the app! The "word bank" is simply not effective for learning...

May 23, 2018
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