Daily Tip: Keyboard shortcuts for punctuation and more
Interested in how to speed up your typing by quickly inserting punctuation with your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad keyboard? Annoyed at having to press multiple buttons, at having to tap the '123' option and then selecting the punctuation, then needing to press the 'ABC" option again to continue typing? Well this is the tip for you and we'll show you how after the break!
Instead of pressing and letting go of the '123' option then selecting the appropriate punctuation, simply tap and hold the '123' option, slide your finger to the desired punctuation, and release. The punctuation you want will be inserted and, upon release, the keyboard will automatically go back to the "ABC" option on its own and you can continue your typing.
That's it! 1 tap and a quick swipe, instead of 3 taps. We think you'll quickly discover that this method will save you a lot of time throughout the day, especially if you're a heavy text user.
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Let us know how this tip works out for you, and as always, ask any questions you have in the comments below!
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Andrew Wray is a Salt Lake City, Utah based writer who focuses on news, how-tos, and jailbreak. Andrew also enjoys running, spending time with his daughter, and jamming out on his guitar. He works in a management position for Unisys Technical Services, a subsidiary of Unisys Corporation.