Beginner tip: How to quickly type domain suffixes on iPhone and iPad
Have you ever wondered how to quickly type a domain suffix on the iPhone or iPad? The iPhone and iPad keyboard are software, not hardware, so they can re-configure themselves to suit whatever task you're doing at the moment. When you're in Safari or Mail, that can often mean entering a website or email address such as "example.com". To help make things faster, the keyboard gives you a special ".com" key so you can just tap it and save yourself a few precious moments. (Hey, they all add up!). But what if you don't want ".com" but a different domain suffix? What if you want ".net" instead? Simple:
- Hold down the ".com" button
- A popup will appear with ".net", ".edu" and ".org" buttons
- Slide your finger to the one you want and let go
- The proper domain suffix will be entered in for you
Bonus tip: If you live outside the US and have an international keyboard setup, you'll get your region's domain suffixes instead, i.e. ".ca", ".co.uk", etc.
Let us know how it works for you and if you have any questions, ask in the comments!
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