10 Typing tips every iPhone, iPad, and iPod user should know
1. Shake to undo
Most people usually find out about this feature when they
accidentally drop their phones. If you make a mistake or enter in
incorrect text, you can undo your typing by shaking your device.
When you shake your device the last entrance that you typed, uninterrupted, will be erased. So whether you type one letter or one sentence, the entire message will be undone. This comes in handy when needing to delete large amounts of text instead of jabbing at the delete button constantly.
2. Speedy Contractions
3. The domain shortcutIf you are using Safari on your iDevice you can skip typing the .com domain into your URL. Instead, tap and hold the period key and box of possible domains will appear. Tap on .com or .edu and head over to your webpage.
If you use Google Chrome this option is built into their auto suggestion. Since Apple’s predictive text is disabled in Safari and other applications, it can’t offer the same. Apple should probably look to add that in iOS 9.
4. Adding “Smart” quotesI once had a job that forbid the use of “smart quotes” or the curved variation of the standard quotation marks. The default quotes on your iPhone, also known as dumb quotes, are straight not as sexy — IMO. To input a smart quote, hold the quotation key to reveal the option in the hovering menu.
5. Adding symbols and currencyPerhaps you are traveling in Europe or find that you need the cents symbol for this really important text. Well you find it just by looking at your iOS keyboard. Instead, tap and hold the $ sign to bring up different currencies. You can also tap and hold, the exclamation mark, period, comma, and more to bring up other symbols and options.
6. Starting a SentenceYou iOS 8 keyboard knows that most humans speak in complete sentences. It has a handy feature that automatically adds a period and space after each sentence. Whenever you type a sentence, double tap the spacebar and period and space will be added allowing you to being a new sentence more quickly. If for some reason this is not enabled by default, go to Settings -> General -> Keyboard and ensure that the “.” Shortcut is enabled.
7. Say it with an accentWhile I did take three years of Spanish in high school, I’m still not fluent enough to add the Spanish keyboard to my iPhone. But for certain phrases or words, adding an accent might be necessary regardless of fluency. To add an accent tap and hold the letter in question. Most common letters with accents are vowels A, E, I, O, and U.
8. ALL CAPSYelling through text is made possible with all caps. Instead of tapping the shift key for each letter you want to capitalize, just double-tap the shift key to lock it on Caps mode. This way you can type abbreviations like CIA or FBI without unnecessary extra taps.
THAT WAS SUPER HELPFUL RIGHT?