You may think typing on your iPhone is pretty straight forward, but Apple has added lots of features over the years. Since most of us spend a ton of time typing on our iPhone, it’s worth looking at some tips that will save you time and make your life a little bit easier.
Apple opened the door for third-party keyboards on iOS devices with the release of iOS 8.0. iPod touch, iPhone and iPad owners can now download third-party keyboards as applications from the Apple App Store. Once installed users must enable the third-party keyboard on their device in the Settings app. Here's how:
1. Navigate to Settings > General > Keyboard > Keyboards
2. Tap the "Add New Keyboard..." tab
3. Select the newly downloaded third-party keyboard
4. Tap the "Allow Full Access" slider
The feature that causes the letters to pop up when you tap them is called "Character Preview." It's fairly innocuous, but if it bothers you for some reason you can turn it off. Head to Settings -> General -> Keyboards and toggle off Character Preview in the All Keyboards section.
iOS 9 adds San Francisco typeface to the stock iPhone and iPad keyboards. This switches the uppercase letters on your keyboard to all lowercase. You can change the keyboard back to all uppercase by following these simple steps:
Selecting text and changing the capitalization of individual letters can be a time consuming process. Even with a tweak such as SwipeSelection installed, there's just no easy way to change everything at once. ShiftCycle seeks to make this process easier, offering shift key shortcuts to quickly modify a block of text.