How to use Pinyin to Type Chinese (iOS, Mac OS X, Android)

Select a device below to start using pinyin to type Chinese on your iPhone or Mac in minutes or less. Note that the iPhone instructions contain iPhone screenshots, but the same steps apply to iPad as well.

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Chinese Pinyin input on iPhone
iPhone (iOS)

Chinese Pinyin input on Mac OS X
Mac OS X

How to Type Chinese with Pinyin (Android)
Android