10 Fun Ways to Eliminate Typing Stress with iPhone Keyboard Tips & Shortcuts

Smartphones have replaced comparatively large laptops and desktops for connecting over the internet. Now, you use your smartphones to reply to a message, an email or make a note when you can’t avail pen and paper. But, typing long words and phrases over time might seem monotonous, even if you change the font style and theme. 

However, the iPhone understands the typing strain over its users. That’s why Apple has included numerous built-in features to make the typing extremely smooth. Yes, you can install third-party keyboard applications; but, let’s take a glance at what iPhone offers when it comes to cool keyboard tips and other similar shortcuts.

  1. Go Optimized with One-Handed Functionality

Apple recently started the trend of spectacularly enormous devices with the iPhone X series. Till then, people were familiar with handling compact iPhones within their grips. With the advent of bigger devices such as iPhone XR, iPhone 11 and 12 series, people encounter issues with a comparatively larger keyboard. Use the readymade formula from iOS keyboard to mitigate the issue, as suggested by the experts of Mobile Repair Dubai.

Enter any messaging or mail section where you can access the keyboard. Now, firmly tap the Globe icon located at the bottom-left corner of the keyboard. There you can notice one-handed mode indicating left and right preferences. Choose whatever suits you. After typing, you can resize to its normal size, by tapping the extension icon beside the keyboard.

  1. Activate Keyboard Preferences & Deactivate Annoying ones

Generally, iPhones come with some predefined sets of keyboard settings. Some of them might not fulfil your messaging requirements or the tones of your notes.so, change them according to your choices. For instance, you can let the Auto-capitalisation, Enable Caps Lock and Smart Punctuation be activated. Whereas you can try turning off Predictive, Check Spelling, Auto-Correction settings for a reliable mode of typing.

Now, Where can you find all these keyboard-related options? Unlock the device and tap Settings. Move to General and locate the Keyboard option. There, you can find all your necessary typing options, switch them accordingly.

  1. Move the Cursor Freely

Are you facing troubles with pointing a particular text as you can’t control the cursor movement? To be honest, tackling cursor for immediate removal or word or damage control might seem tricky for iPhone keyboards. That’s why you should avail the 3D Touch technology. This would convert the keyboard into a trackpad and you can smoothly swipe along the texts to insert or delete any changes required.

Firmly tap the Spacebar key of the keyboard and you can point to any letter of the text. However, the trackpad would return to the normal keyboard as soon as you lift your finger, and then you can make the change. 

  1. Create Text Replacement to Insert Mostly-Used Phrases

We guess you use general-purpose phrases almost every day to reply to someone. And, typing the same letters over and over might seem tedious. Minimize your effort when you are with your iPhone. Create useful text shortcuts with the Text Replacement feature on your phone. In case, you have to wish someone ‘Good Morning’, then you can replace the entire text with a shortcut such as ‘gm’. Let’s check out the setting procedure.

Navigate to the Keyboard section under the General option of Settings. Locate the option named Text Replacement. Tap it and press the + sign at the top-right corner. Now, type ‘Good Morning’ at the Phrase box. Additionally, place the Shortcut statement that is ‘gm’ at the box named Shortcut. You can add bundles of Text Replacements and you can find them in alphabetical order under the Text Replacement section. Besides this, you can alternately change the shortcuts.

  1. Undo with a Shake

When you type in a stretch and the last typed word goes wrong, then you have to repetitively press the Delete button to wipe the word off. Continuous deletion seems boring, no doubt. How about a magic trick to undo the last typing with just a mild shake? The iPhone comes with this additional ‘Shake to Undo’ feature to mitigate your efforts.

Just shake the device and confirm the Undo action. If you find the feature disabled, you have to manually enable it. To do so, browse Settings. Go to General, and then Accessibility. Tap on the Touch option. Find out the ‘Shake to Undo’ option and toggle the switch to access the feature.

  1. Turn your Speech into Texts

iOS makes its move towards Speech to Text facility and eases your journey with typing long messages, emails and notes. There’s merely any chance of encountering any spelling mistake or odd interpretation. To swing into the Speech to Text feature, just tap the Microphone icon from the bottom-right corner of the keyboard. And, let your iPhone do the wonder, by recording your voice note and converting it into a text.

  1. Swipe to Capitalize your Prefered Texts

You might encounter instances where you have to capitalize letters in between the texts. Then, you have to slow down your typing speed and halt to tap the Shift or Caps Lock key to capitalize that single letter. We have found a notable trick for this circumstance. Swipe from the Shift key to the letter that needs to be capitalized and you are done. Keep practising this simple tip, and we are sure that you will find it beneficial. In case, the keyboard doesn’t respond, contact Mobile Repair Dubai for instant solutions.

  1. Introduce Variation to Typical Texts

In other words, you can make the words bold, italic or underlined whenever required. Several typing applications might enable to customize the texts with BIU features. Firstly, select the text that you want to personalize. The pop-up menu would show you cut, copy-paste and BIU options. Tap on the BIU option and do whatever suits your text.

  1. Extended Keyboard for Plus Sizes

Are you using an iPhone 11 Pro Max? If you are not too fond of one-handed mode, then turn on the landscape orientation. This would avail you an entirely new feature-rich keyboard option. For instance, the arrow keys, cut-copy-paste and formatting options are available there to type and personalize on a single go.

  1. 10.Customize the iPhone Dictionary

iPhones don’t allow you to insert your own useful words to its dictionary. You have to tackle this with a little wit. You can place any name on the Contact list and the iPhone can’t argue on that issue. And, whenever you start typing something similar to that contact or name, it would automatically appear on the prediction spaces. Just tap on it and it would get included on your note or message.

Spice up your Typing Experience with Third-Party Apps and Emojis…

If you want to add different themes and colours to the keyboard to make it look vibrant and crisp, then you have to opt for third-party keyboard applications. Go for easy installation of third-party applications from the App Store. The most useful third-party application for this purpose is the Gboard from Google. 

In addition to this, you can create your own avatars by using the Memoji stickers option under the Keyboard settings. Let your dear ones know how you feel, with your expressions, with your Memoji stickers, and have fun!