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iPhone tips and tricks: These HIDDEN features are awesome; try them now

iPhone keyboard has some hidden tricks to make your writing faster and easier. Here are a few iPhone tips and tricks to make for an awesome experience.

| Updated on: Feb 10 2022, 13:25 IST
iPhone tips and tricks: iPhone has swipe to text feature too. Here is how to use it. (Pixabay)
iPhone tips and tricks: iPhone has swipe to text feature too. Here is how to use it. (Pixabay)

Have an iPhone? Been using it long? Even if you have, there are certain iPhone features that remain hidden from users, sometimes for years altogether. Among them are some on your iPhone's keyboard. There are a lot of secret tricks that will create an awesome experience for you, if you make the best use of them. For instance, there are some basic ones like, you can get more icons just by tapping 123 in the bottom left corner with the symbol button above ABC. But there are a few others that can unlock hidden features, like the hidden variants of a particular alphabet, which you can simply get by holding onto a letter for an extra moment. For example, if you do that to the letter ‘A', you will get accents, tildes, and umlauts. All these can go a long way in enriching the messages that you send to your friends, family and colleagues. Here we have listed a lot more exciting keyboard tricks for your iPhone. To know these iPhone tips and tricks, read on:

iPhone hidden keyboard tricks

  • Symbol variants

Like alphabets, you have a lot of different variants for your symbols too. Just hold on longer on a hyphen which will give you a lot of different kinds of symbol variants. Similarly, holding on to a full stop will bring an ellipsis. You can try the same techniques with other symbols such as commas, quotation marks, and question marks to prompt new symbols. And don't forget to try the same trick with 0 which will unlock the degree symbol to use it with angles and temperatures.

  • Swipe to text

iPhone users with iOS 13 and later have this 'swipe to text' feature. And if you are unaware of it, then this is the time to use it to do quick typing. It basically lets you swipe between letters instead of tapping them to turn you into a writing machine. To do so, make sure you are on Apple's default keyboard and not any other keyboard application. How to make use of it? Simply leave your finger on the keyboard and swipe between letters when you are typing. For example, when you are typing on an iPhone, just keep swiping your finger from ‘i' then ‘P' and other alphabets.

  • Customised text shortcuts

You can type fast with the iPhone's text replacement feature which allows you to enter abbreviations and it changes into whole phrases. For example, if you enter OMG then it will change it to 'Oh My God!' To do so, you will need to head towards your Settings, and then go to Keyboards in the general settings. Tap on Text Replacement, here tap on the + icon, and then enter the full phrase and shortcut. Save it at the end. You will now be able to use more shortcuts while typing.

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First Published Date: 10 Feb, 13:25 IST