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How to Type Faster and More Accurately on the iPhone



It’s tough to beat the speed and accuracy of a physical keyboard, but with a few simple tricks and tips its easy to type faster and more accurately on the iPhone.

While some users will long for a BlackBerry keyboard and might want to check out this physical iPhone keyboard case on Kickstarter.

Read: Turn on AutoFill to Save Keystrokes

From developing a better typing style, high school typing class teachers will appreciate, to using and mastering shortcuts and built-in features, we have you covered.

How to Type More Efficiently on the iPhone

To type more efficiently with the iPhone it is useful to use the touch type method. What this means is that when typing on iPhone look at where you are typing not at the letters themselves.

Touch Type

This is very similar to the way that a user types on a pc. It looks silly when someone is staring at the keys themselves and pecking their way around the keyboard. Applying this to an iPhone increases the speed at which a user can type and also improve the accuracy in spelling and prevent embarrassing autocorrections.

How to Turn on Caps Lock on the iPhone

Many users also may find it useful to enable caps lock. Just like on any other keyboard caps lock makes all the letters appear as capital. This can be used for capitalizing an entire word or maybe longer compared to pressing shift for each individual letter.

Double Tap the shift key to enable Caps Lock.

Caps Lock

If the shift key then turns blue like the image above that indicates that Caps Lock is enabled. Tap shift again to go back to regular capitalization.

How to Setup Typing Shortcuts on the iPhone

Another method to improve the efficiency of typing on the iPhone is by using shortcuts. Using shortcuts in iOS 5 allow users to setup a shortcut for a longer word or phrase that can be used to increase typing speed.

Tap Settings


Tap General


Tap Keyboard


Scroll down and Tap Add New Shortcut

Add Shortcut

On the next screen fill in the phrase you would like to make a shortcut for and in the shortcut box create the letter combination that will replace the word.

Make Shortcut

After that is done Press Save in the top right and your shortcut is ready to use.

So with a few easy tips typing on the iPhone can be changed into an efficient and easy to use system. What other ways do you tweak your iPhone keyboard to make it easier to type with? Leave us a comment below




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    08/09/2012 at 7:37 am

    Well, everyone knows that new iOS is on the way along with the new phone, I think they might changes some features and functions. Cant wait to see all this!

  3. Adam Bate

    10/23/2012 at 11:56 am

    The tip about looking where you’re typing is spot on – that saves me a lot of headache.

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