Daily Tip: How to right-justify text on iPhone, iPad

Trying to figure out how to right-justify text on iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad? Built-in apps don't have alignment options but there is a work around if you really want some text stuck to the right margin. We'll show you how, after the break.

If you really, truly want to have some text right-justified on iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad, you need to first enable an international keyboard for a language that's written right to left.

  1. Launch Settings
  2. Tap General
  3. Tap Keyboard
  4. Tap International Keyboards
  5. Tap Add New Keyboard
  6. Select a Hebrew, Japanese, etc. (anything that writes right to left)

Now you're ready to right-justify in an iOS app like Notes, Mail, etc!

  1. Launch Notes (or any app where you can type text)
  2. Type a word
  3. Double tap the word to select it (like you would for copy and paste)
  4. Arrows will appear at the far right side of the popup menu
  5. Tap the arrows to toggle between left and right justify

That's it! You can now stick text to the left or right margin on a line-by-line basis!

If you have any other cool iOS text tricks, let us know in comments!

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Rene Ritchie

Rene Ritchie is one of the most respected Apple analysts in the business, reaching a combined audience of over 40 million readers a month. His YouTube channel, Vector, has over 90 thousand subscribers and 14 million views and his podcasts, including Debug, have been downloaded over 20 million times. He also regularly co-hosts MacBreak Weekly for the TWiT network and co-hosted CES Live! and Talk Mobile. Based in Montreal, Rene is a former director of product marketing, web developer, and graphic designer. He's authored several books and appeared on numerous television and radio segments to discuss Apple and the technology industry. When not working, he likes to cook, grapple, and spend time with his friends and family.