However, Apple did provide a safety mechanism, in the form of an "Allow Full Access" setting for each individual third-party keyboard you install. If you do not explicitly enable "Full Access" for a keyboard, it will be limited in certain ways to prevent malicious behavior. In particular:
- It cannot access the network.
- It cannot access the clipboard (cut/copied text).
- It cannot access the selected text.
- It cannot play key clicks. Update: This restriction seems to be have been removed as of iOS 10.
Our interests are in providing the best possible typing experience available on your iPad, and nothing else. But no need to trust us -- just leave "Full Access" off if you are concerned.
For further information, please refer to Apple's documentation on the matter: