Tricks to Type Faster from your iPhone or iPad keyboard
Every Apple user learns his own way to send an app or post a comment as quickly as possible. But it can always be faster, so here we give four tips to type even faster from your iPhone or iPad keyboard.
1. Smart punctuation
Smart punctuation is a function of the QuickType keyboard that lets you multitask while typing on the iPad. This works as follows: Instead of pressing a button to open the keys with punctuation marks, you can also use them by swiping your finger down on a button. For example, you can quickly drop a ‘@’ by dragging over the letter A and place the number 6 by pulling the Y-button downwards.
Smart punctuation is basically on, but if this is not the case for you, you can activate it as follows:
- Open the Settings app.
- Tap General.
- Select the Keyboard.
- Turn the switch behind ‘Smart punctuation marks’ on or off.
2. Faster typing with multiple languages
Have you set the keyboard of your iPhone or iPad to English, but do you also type in a different language? Then it can save you time to add multiple keyboards, for example when you sometimes switch to Hindi or English. The special punctuation marks that are used in certain words.
To add an extra language to your keyboard, go to ‘General’ in Settings and then to ‘Keyboard’. Next, you will find the option ‘Add keyboard’ in the ‘Keyboards’ menu. You can access the other punctuation by pressing and holding the globe on the bottom left of your keyboard and selecting the language you want. If you press longer on the B or C for example, the ß or the ç will appear.
3. One-handed typing
Where the iPad from iOS 11 supports the QuickType keyboard, the iPhone got one-handed typing. The one-handed keyboard lets you type easily with one hand. Handy if you have a Plus model. Activating this feature is very useful. You can always give a reply though you are eating. This is how you activate the iOS 11 one-handed keyboard.
- Open an app where you use the keyboard.
- Press and hold the globe until a quick menu appears.
- Choose whether you want to use the left or right-handed keyboard.
- The keyboard now moves up. Tap the arrow on the left or right to return to the default mode.
An option for left and right-handed people
Apple has also taken left and right-handed people into account. Keep in mind that you can of course only use this in the standard keyboard that is installed on your iPhone. iOS 11 is the latest version of Apple’s mobile operating system and is free to download for iPhone and iPad.
4. Surf faster through Safari
A simple typing trick ensures that you get to a website much faster via Safari. Enter the name of the website you want to go to, and keep the ‘.’ button. There will automatically be a row of options where you can quickly choose whether you want .com, .net or something else. This way you will be able to complete your URLs faster.
I hope these tricks help you to type faster on your iPhone or iPad devices. If you know any other tricks share them with our readers in the comment box below. If you have any other queries regarding the above tricks write them in the comment box and we will get back to you to solve all your questions with the best solution we got.