In addition to taking photos, watching movies, and surfing the internet, one of the major tasks iPhone users perform on their phones is chatting.
Chatting can be fun and easy when you know your way around the keyboard: whether it’s hacks, shortcuts, etc. Unfortunately, many iPhone users don’t. Here are 5 important iPhone keyboard tips to help make your text fluid and help you chat better and faster.
iPhone Keyboard Tips
1. Tap double space to introduce period
Period is one of the most used punctuation. If you type a lot with your iPhone, you’ll probably be searching for shortcuts on some punctuation. One such punctuation is the period.
You can easily insert a period in a sentence with a double space. To ensure that period is displayed after double-tapping the spacebar, go to Settings > General> Keyboard and turn on the switch next to “.” Shortcut.
2. Transform your keyboard into a trackpad
All iPhones starting from the 6S and upward, come with a nifty feature that transforms the keyboard into a small trackpad by activating an impressive cursor-control functionality.
Using Apple’s pressure-sensitive 3D touch technology, a hard press on your iPhone’s keyboard will cause the characters to disappear, and there you have it! The keyboard turns into an amazing trackpad.
With the trackpad active, you can move the cursor like you would with your MacBook. This makes editing easy and precise.
3. Access symbols and accents quickly and retrieve deleted messages
Are you looking for ways to type faster without switching back and forth between the numeric and alphabetic keyboard? Just long-press a key. This will bring out multiple symbols and accents linked to the key. Tap the letter and include it in whatever you are typing.
What if you mistakenly delete a message? Of course, if you do, you can easily recover the deleted message using the tips here https://setapp.com/how-to/how-to-recover-deleted-text-messages-on-iphone . The tips walk you through how to recover deleted messages using i Cloud backup, finder or iTunes, or by contacting your phone provider. This hack is beneficial for individuals who get clumsy with their keyboards sometimes.
4. Shake your phone to reverse what you’ve typed
Did you misspell a word? Rather than pressing the “delete” button, there is an easy way to rescind the mistake. Simply shake your phone. Doing this will automatically reverse the recent typing. Easy-peasy, right? This trick is ideal for those who want to type fast and are prone to mistakes.
5. Change the size of your keyboard.
Have you ever craved the ability to use a vacuum cleaner while typing? Or stir your soup with one hand while replying to an urgent message with the other? To achieve this, you’ll need to minimize your keyboard and shift it over (a little) to one section. This is ideal for individuals with bigger apple phones (iPhone XS Max, iPhone 11 Pro Max, etc.).
To start, you need to check if you have multiple keyboards activated. If you do, just tap and press the emoticon or globe icon at the bottom left of your keyboard. After doing that, you’ll see the option to move the keyboard to the left or right-hand side of your screen.
Don’t have multiple keyboards on your phone? Here is what to do: go to Settings >Keyboard>One-Handed Keyboard. That’s it; you are set!
Do you love chatting? Or do you find chatting hard and less enjoyable? If yes, these tricks will help streamline the chatting process, making it less demanding and more enjoyable for you. All you have to do is implement them.