If you have much typing, need on your iPhone, iPad or iPod. Then undoubtedly these ten most useful shortcuts will help you to make your typing work faster, by using the on-screen keyboard. We have covered you till the iOS 7.
Tip 1 – Typing Special Characters
If you have a need to type special characters with accent marks (like the letters à or è). So for this purpose you just need to press and hold the related alphabet key for a second and it will show you a list of related accented characters. From this list, you can choose the special character. However, do not release the key before making a selection else the choice list will disappear.
Tip 2 – Shortcut for Inserting Dot and Space
When you complete a typing of a sentence then double-tap the spacebar. So that, it will automatically insert a dot plus a space. The next alphabet that you type the next sentence will appear in uppercase automatically that means you do not have a requirement of pressing the Shift key.
Tip 3 – Adding Apostrophes
The iOS keyboard helps you for adding apostrophes.. Like, if you want to type “don’t”, then you can quickly type “don’t” and just forget about the apostrophe. Moreover, the keyboard will automatically insert the apostrophe at the appropriate place. It is pretty smart. You can also add the apostrophe by pressing and holding the comma key. You do not need to switch to the numeric keyboard.
Tip 4 – Adding Euro, Dollar & Pound
If you have a requirement of typing the Pound or the Euro currency symbol. Then you just need to hold the $ key, and it will show you an excellent list of lots of alternative currency symbols.
Tip 5 – Add quotation and Degree Symbol on iPhone
If you have a need for changing the style of quotation marks or a longer dash punctuation mark. So for this purpose you do not need to use default hyphen just press and hold the corresponding key.
For typing the symbol of degree symbol on iPhone you only need to switch the numeric keyboard and press the ‘0’ key for a while.
Tip 6 – Enable Caps Lock
In some situation there is a need for typing the whole sentence in capital letters.
For this purpose either you have to go to the default setting. Alternatively, you can “Enable Caps Lock” so that you just need to double-tap the shift key to converting it into a Caps lock key. They will remain dark until you press the key again.
Tip 7 – Selecting .com .net .org
In the Safari browser, you just need to type the domain name then press and hold the dot (.) key. That will offer you to adding popular domain extensions (or TLD) such as .com, .org or .net and others.
Tip 8 – Email ID quickly
Dot key can be used to type email address quickly in the mail app of iPhone or iPad by pressing and holding the dot key.By this process, you will get a list of domain extension to auto-complete your email address.
Tip 9 – Split Keyboard on iPad
For type faster with both your hands you can split the iPad keyboard while holding the device. For this purpose, you need to press and hold the keyboard icon in the lower right when the keyboard is visible, and choose the Split option. If this option is not available on your iPad, you can go to Settings -> General -> Keyboard and there you can toggle the Split Keyboard option.
Tip 10 – Symbols @
Additional undocumented keyboard trick that will help you quickly switch between numerical (123) and alphabetical (ABC) keyboards on your iOS device.
If you are typing a document and want to insert an email address in your text. However, the “@” symbol is not available on the alphabetic keyboard. So for this purpose you need to switch firstly to the numeric keyboard (?123), tap “@” and then again switch to ABC mode.
That means you need three keystrokes for typing a single key. There is a simple option also. i.e. to just press the ?123 key, and then slide the finger to reach the “@” key and then lift your finger up to release the key. You can use this trick to type numbers as well as punctuation marks, currency symbols and all other characters too. Those are found only on the numerical keypad of your iPhone or iPad.
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