Here’s another useful but undocumented keyboard trick that will help you quickly switch between numerical (123) and alphabetical (ABC) keyboards on your iOS device.
Let’s say you are typing a document and need to insert an email address in your text. Now the “@” symbol is not available on the alphabetic keyboard so you’ll first have to switch to the numeric keyboard (?123), tap “@” and then again switch to ABC mode.
That’s three keystrokes for typing one key. There’s a simple option as well – just press the ?123 key, slide the finger to reach the “@” key and then lift the finger up to release the key. You can use the trick to type numbers, punctuations marks, currency symbols and all other characters that’re found only on the numerical keypad of your iPhone or iPad.
If you want to change the style of quotation marks or need to use a longer dash punctuation mark instead of the default hyphen, press and hold the corresponding key. For typing the degree symbol in your email message, switch to the numeric keyboard and hold the ’0′ key for a while
If I don't use these things I'll foget them lickity split!
Kate, at first I wasn't sure, but this is surprisingly time saving. Little speeder uppers like this help me a lot, especially as I have to go back and forth between English and Japanese a lot. Great tip.
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I use this little helper all the time as well...........to get back to the top of a site/page, touch the top black border just above the time stamp. Zips you right back to the top rather than swiping multiple times.
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