iPhones are known for their versatility, seamlessness and their strong never-to-hang attitude, and the same can be said about its keyboard as well. Over the years, Apple has continuously upgraded the iPhone’s keyboard with a great predictive engine and myriads of new features — heck, they even let you add a one-handed mode.
On the same note, we have assembled a list of iPhone keyboard tips and tricks for the power user in you. So that, a faster and more productive life is just a step away.
Text browsing can prove to be quite a pain — the cursor will land at all places except for where you want. The 3D Touch trackpad feature, which made its debut with the iPhone 6S, makes text browsing fast and smooth.
All you need to do is tap hard on the keyboard and slide it around. What’s more? This trick can be used easily to select or delete a row of text too.
2. Capitalize Words with Ease
If you are not using this trick, then you most certainly should. Just tap on the caps key and slide your finger to the letter which you want to be capitalized. This trick is certainly must faster than enabling the caps lock and then typing the letter.
What’s more? If you are used to typing out in Caps (names, abbreviations, etc), then the Enable Caps Lock switch in settings will come in handy. From now on, whenever you wish to type in capitals, double tap on the caps key and type away.
Shortcuts aka text replacements can come handy if you find yourself writing the same stuff over and over again. For instance, the address of your office or an abbreviation for a frequently used word. All you need to do is head over to keyboard settings and tap on Text Replacement.
Enter the abbreviations of your choice and save it. So the next time you have to use it, just type in the abbreviation and autocorrect will take care of the rest.
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4. Shake to Undo
Yeah, we all make mistakes and that holds true even when we type. Of course, a mistyped sentence can easily be wiped away by the backspace. But that would be too mainstream, right? After all, you are the owner of an iPhone.
The Shake to Undo settings in the Accessibility settings helps in wiping out texts — you guessed it right, shake to erase. What’s best about this feature is that it works on both written text as well as copied text. A quite nifty trick if you want to make most of your time and style.
5. Enter Hostnames Faster
The iPhone keyboard fastens up typing with its variety of shortcuts and hidden features. A notable feature among them is the hostname or domain predictor. So, the next time you are typing an email address, just press and hold the period key and the popular suffixes like .com, .org or .edu will pop up.
Now all you have to do is just slide up to the right suffix and you are done. This trick doesn’t work on every app, but certainly, goes for the kill in the in-house Safari browser.