Improving use of the iPhone Keyboard

At GridCSP, we know that it is very likely that your business uses iOS technology, either intentionally, because you issue iPad and iPhone devices to your employees, or because they bring it to the table themselves as part of a BYOD solution.

Improving use of the iPhone KeyboardHere are a few tips to help you interact with the iPhone keyboard:

Top Level Domain Completion – You don’t have to type out .gov, .org and .com whenever you are entering a URL.  Press and hold the period key, and the iPhone will pop-up a list of common top level domains.  This functionality typically works in the browser address bar, and in email address fields.   This functionality also applies to the “.com” key, where press-and-hold gives you a popup of other common top level domains.

Caps Lock – The upward arrow key is used to make the next letter typed capital.   This key can be double tapped to lock the keyboard in caps mode.   A single tap of the key turns caps lock off.

Turn off Autocorrect – Autocorrect can have hilarious and often embarrassing consequences.  If the feature causes you more trouble than it is worth, it can be turned off.  This capability is found under settings/general/keyboard on your iOS device.

More Keys – It appears that many keys are missing from the iOS keyboard, especially for non-English speakers.   Want an inverted question mark, or an E with an acute accent?   Press and hold the question mark key, or the e key to see a drop down list of additional options associated with these keys.  Press and hold period, in certain circumstances also allows the user to type an ellipsis (“…”) in a single key stroke.

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