Keyboard & Typing
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Apple iPhone 5s

Keyboard & Typing

Cut and paste, use speech-to-text, and access keyboard settings.

  1. Select a text field to see the onscreen keyboard, and then select letters to type.

    Step 1

  2. To copy text, select and hold the text, then select Select to select a single word or Select All to select everything.  Expand or reduce the selection by selecting and dragging the end points as desired. When the desired text is highlighted, select Copy.

    Step 2

  3. To paste, select and hold the desired location in the text field then select Paste.

    Step 3

  4. Select the Shift key to type uppercase, or select the Shift key and slide to a letter.

    Step 4

  5. Double-tap the Shift key for caps lock.

    Step 5

  6. To enter numbers, punctuation, or symbols, select the 123 key. For more symbols, select the #+= key

    Note: To return to the alphabet keyboard, select the ABC key.

    Step 6

  7. For Emojis, select the Emoji key.

    Note: Learn more from Apple support article: Use emoji (emoticons) on your iPhone.

    Step 7

  8. To use speech-to-text, select the Microphone key then speak the desired phrase.

    Step 8

  9. To quickly end a sentence with a period and a space, double-tap the space bar.

    Step 9

  10. As you write, QuickType uses predictive text to anticipate your next word. Select a word to choose it.

    Step 10

  11. Accept a highlighted prediction by entering a space or punctuation.

    Step 11

  12. Reject a suggestion by selecting your original word (shown as a QuickType option with quotation marks).

    Note: If you reject the same suggestion a few times, iPhone stops suggesting it. If you see a word underlined in red, select it to see suggested corrections. If the word you want doesn't appear, type the correction.

    Step 12

  13. To set options for typing, from the home screen select the Settings app > scroll to and select General > Keyboard > edit Keyboard settings as desired

    Note: Learn more from Apple support article: Get help with your keyboard on your iPhone.

    Step 13

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