Typing is one of the major activity which one is found doing on his/her smartphone. Keeping this in mind iPhone provides keyboard shortcuts which can be used to speed up typing and thus saving time. Most of them could be termed as “hidden iPhone tricks” which if used can increase typing speed of Mails, Messages or Notes. Here in this article, we will list down top 5 tips for using iPhone Keyboard Shortcuts which will definitely increase your typing speed.
iPhone Keyboard Shortcuts
Tip 1: Add Shortcut for Phrase
To avoid writing the whole phrase every time you can add shortcuts so that the next time you only type the shortcut to get the full phrase typed automatically for you. In order to add Shortcut follow the steps given below:
- Go to Settings and Select General
- Under General tap on Keyboard
- Select Text Replacement under Keyboards
- Tap on + at top right corner of the screen to add a new shortcut
- Enter a Phrase in Phrase field. For example, type – “See you Later!“
- Enter a Shortcut for the phrase entered above. For example, in this case, it can be – syl. You may choose any combination of letters for the shortcut.
- Tap on Save at top right corner once you have entered the shortcut.
Shortcut for the phrase is added successfully. In order to validate it, head over to Messages App and type syl. You will find See you later! in the text prediction area. You can quickly tap on it to add to it to your message content automatically without you typing it manually.
Adding these shortcuts will definitely increase your typing speed.
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Tip 2: How to Add a period/full stop quickly
This is a must-know tip for every iPhone user. One of the Keyboard Shortcuts in iOS allows you to type a full stop without even switching to numeric keyboard.Everyone uses full stops in their messages frequently, therefore this is a must use the shortcut. To use the shortcut you just need to double tap space and a full stop followed by a space will be typed for you automatically. The feature is enabled by default, however just to make sure you can check it under Settings > General > Keyboard > “.” Shortcut must be toggled to ON.
Using double tap to type a period followed by space will definitely speed up your typing.
Tip 3: How to Add/Use Hindi Keyboard in iPhone
If you are comfortable writing in Hindi or any other local language for that matter you can do so. To use Hindi or any other Keyboard like Swedish, German etc. in iPhone go to Settings > General > Keyboard. Under Keyboards, select Keyboards. Select Add New Keyboard… under Keyboards.
Select the Keyboard of your choice from the list. In order to switch between multiple keyboards use the globe button on the Keyboard.
This will increase your typing speed as you are more comfortable with your local language.
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Tip 4 : Use .com, .org while entering website address
In Safari once you have entered the website name you need not type the extension of the website instead long press period key and it will provide you with various domain extensions. Slide over to the desired one in order to select and automatically type it. This way you don’t have to type in the full extension thus saving time.
Tip 5: Use Gesture to Delete Text
In order to quickly delete entered text shake your iPhone and Select Undo from the pop-up alert.
The latest entered text will be deleted instantly. With this method, you won’t waste time in deleting the incorrect text typed.
These were the iPhone Keyboard shortcuts which if used will definitely increase your typing speed. So just enable these shortcuts and surprise friend, a colleague with your increase in typing speed. We wish that knowing these iOS Keyboard shortcuts and features will help you. Let us know which one you liked the most and share if you know a shortcut which is missing in the article.