iPhone users often find themselves toggling between different keyboard layouts to type messages, emails, or fill out forms. This can slow down communication and disrupt your flow. But there are ways to streamline the process. If this quick tip is new to you, it could revolutionize the way you type on your iPhone and save you precious time.

speed up iphone typing trick
Switching away from the alphabetic keyboard layout when you need to type a number or symbol is an all-too-often occurrence on ‌iPhone‌, so here's a quick tip for making the transition super-swift.

Rather than tap the "123" key in the bottom-left corner to switch to the number/symbol keyboard, hold down on the key and then slide your finger over to the number/symbol that you want to type, then let go.

This single action types the number/symbol and automatically switches you right back into the alphabetical layout, avoiding the need to perform three separate taps to achieve the same result.

So next time you find yourself needing to insert a number or symbol, remember this trick and you can type away without pause.

Top Rated Comments

Nik Avatar
2 weeks ago
Today I learned.
Score: 25 Votes (Like | Disagree)
iZac Avatar
2 weeks ago
If this thread is going to be a keyboard tips-and-tricks compendium then I’ll add something that took me years to learn.

If you hold your thumb on the spacebar it activates the cursor, offset without your finger being in the way of the text block.
Score: 17 Votes (Like | Disagree)
twintin Avatar
2 weeks ago

Which key are you talking about? I press the 123 key and the numbers come up. What is more efficient than that?
Your solution:

1 press the 123 key
2 release the 123 key
3 select a number
4 press ABC key
5 release the ABC key

compared to:

1 press and hold the 123 key;
2 slide your finger to desired number;
3 release the numeric key and you are back to the alphabetic keyboard.

technically you save two actions. Whether that makes your day, is up to you. :)
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
trainwrecka Avatar
2 weeks ago
I still can’t believe with how much the screen has grown, we still don’t have the number row by default.
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
michaelfyod Avatar
2 weeks ago
In notes app on iphone in bullet list you can tap shift+enter to go to the next line without bulleting.
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
coffeemilktea Avatar
2 weeks ago
After years of reading Internet articles, I'm glad I finally found one that offered a genuinely helpful "One Simple Trick™" to improving my life :cool:
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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