9 Typing Shortcuts to Make You an iPhone Keyboard Warrior
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You’ve probably already spent a significant amount of your daily life navigating your iPhone’s keyboard. Though that’s probably a necessary evil of your busy life, it’s not ideal.
Luckily, Apple’s engineers anticipated your phone addiction and built in a few great shortcuts to make communicating as fast and painless as possible. Below, a roundup of some of the best time-saving features:
1. Double-tap your space bar to add a period at the end of your sentence.
When you’ve finished a sentence and want to add a period, you usually have to switch to the numbers keyboard.
But if you simply tap the space bar twice, your keyboard will automatically add a period and a space at the end of whatever you were typing. As a bonus, it also activates the arrow-shaped Shift key so that the first letter of your next sentence will be capitalized.
2. Switch between the numbers and letters keyboards faster.
It’s similarly annoying to have to switch between the alphabetic and numeric keyboards when you’re entering a complex password. You can make that process go a bit smoother by holding down the 123 keyboard key …
… and then sliding your finger to the digit you’d like to select.