You finally own an iPhone and now you are probably sitting on a couch trying to get the hang of it. Yes, you can spend many hours to get familiar with the iPhone's various technologies. An amazing phone that has so much amazing features.There are almost endless reasons for you to be intrigued. Every time that you have a new technology it requires you to learn how to use it, this is oftentimes difficult, especially when resources for you to learn new techniques are not available at your hand. I have my iPhone next to me as I am writing this. And I think that using your iPhone's keyboard is the first thing you need to get the hang of.
So here's a collection of all the tips and tricks that should help make a difference in the usability of your iPhone's keyboard. This will help you keep your messages flowing and as error-free as possible.
To type a letter, simply tap on it. A letter is not entered until you lift your finger off a key. So if you touch a wrong key by accident when typing, simply slide your finger to the one you meant to type. Let go when the correct letter or symbol appears. While Apple's auto-correction feature is useful, many iPhone users often find themselves incidentally accepting a suggested word when they did not mean to. There are two things to bear in mind to prevent this from happening.
First, to accept a suggested word you either tap the space, punctuation mark or hit return. Second, to reject the keyboard's correction … finish typing the word you want and then tap on the word itself. This is little inconvenient, but it works. Do that twice and the iPhone adds the word to its dictionary.
What's the iPhone keyboard suggestion feature? The suggestion feature can be useful when it comes to contracts, which are usually awkward to type because you have to switch to a secondary punctuation keyboard to find the apostrophe. So you can certainly leave out the apostrophe. Just type "im," "dont," "cant" and so on. The iPhone proposes "I'm," "do not," or "can not," so that you can just tap the Space bar to fix the word and continue. The suggestion feature also sets in when the iPhone thinks it knows how you intend to complete a correctly spelled word. For example, if you type "fathe," the suggestion says "father." This trick saves you only a letter or two, though.
The iPhone has an English dictionary built in (but without definitions). As you type, it compares what you've typed against the words in it's dictionary (also against the names in your address book); if it finds a partial match, it displays a suggestion just benefit what you've typed.
On capitalization .. If you want to capitalize the first letter of a word, you simply tap the shift key and then tap the letter you want capitalized. If you want to capitalize the entire word, simply go to settings and then tap general, after that tap keyboard. From there you will tap "Enable Caps Lock," and then when you double tap the shift key it will light up blue, and now you will be able to type in all caps.
There you have it … iPhone keyboard tips and tricks – simple and useful.
By David K Chan