According to Swype's advanced tips page:

Switching languages: To switch between the two most recent languages, Swype from the Swype-key to the key with the language initials on it.

Since I updated Swype, the language initials are on the space bar and this tip doesn't work any more. I can still switch languages by long-pressing the space bar but that's a hassle. What's the new quick way to change the language?

Here's a screenshot of the keyboard as it looks like for me: Swype keyboard with no dedicated language switching key

2 Answers 2


May I ask which version of Swype beta are you using?

For my version, the official documents said:

To Switch languages from the keyboard: Press and hold the space bar Select your desired language from the pop-up menu

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  • I have the same version. But anything involving "press and hold" is definitely not quick.
    – Nova
    Aug 25, 2012 at 18:30
  • @Erik then u can try pressing the language button next to the "comma", it's definitely quicker than the "official" method Aug 25, 2012 at 18:36
  • I don't have such a button any more since the update. See the screenshot I added to my question.
    – Nova
    Aug 25, 2012 at 19:24
  • @Erik ok, I know why ur keyboard doesn't have the button I am saying. It is because u only got Deutsch selected. Please go to Swype settings and choose at least two languages, then the button I described will show up. Aug 26, 2012 at 17:07
  • @Erik oops, sorry, I didn't noticed that the button is for the Chinese keyboard to switch between Chinese and English only. Aug 26, 2012 at 17:16

In my version I simply Swype from the Swype key to the space bar.

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