Keyboard & Typing

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.
    Note: If you touch the wrong key, you can slide your finger to the correct key.
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  2. Select and hold the text until the highlight with two end points appears and then expand/reduce selection by dragging, then select Copy.
    Note: Copy and paste is as simple as creating an insertion point, making a selection, copying the information, and then pasting it in the desired location. 
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  3. To paste, select the cursor in the desired text field, then select Paste.
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  4. Select Shift to type uppercase, or select the Shift key and slide to a letter.
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  5. Double-select Shift for caps lock.
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  6. To enter numbers, punctuation, or symbols, select the Number key 123.
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  7. For more symbols, select the Symbol key #+=.
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  8. For Emojis, select the Emoji key.
    Note: Learn more from Apple support article: Use emoji (emoticons) on your iPhone.
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  9. To use speech-to-text, press the Microphone key, then speak the desired phrase.
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  10. To quickly end a sentence with a period and a space, double-select the space bar.
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  11. As you write, QuickType uses predictive text to anticipate your next word. Select a word to choose it.
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  12. Accept a highlighted prediction by entering a space or punctuation.
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  13. 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
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  14. To use one-handed Reachability mode, double select the Home button. The top of the screen will move down to allow easier access.
    Note: Reachability mode is enabled by default. To disable this feature, go to Settings > General > Accessibility and slide the Reachability toggle to the Off position.
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  15. To set options for typing, from the Home screen, select Settings > General > Keyboards > edit Keyboard settings as desired.
    Note: Learn more from Apple support article: Get help with your keyboard on your iPhone.
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