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The iPhone Genius Trick lets you unlock SECRET characters hidden in your keyboard

You may have spent days of your life touching the iPhone keyboard – but do you know all its secrets?

There are many hidden characters that you can unlock on Iphone keyboard if you know how.

Do you know how to unlock hidden symbols on iPhone keyboard?

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Do you know how to unlock hidden symbols on iPhone keyboard?Credit: Apple

There are some obvious ones to start with.

If you tap 123 in the bottom left corner, and then tap the icon button above ABC, you’ll see more icons.

But more interesting is what happens when you keep your finger on a key.

This brings new options for you to type in, as recently revealed by the creator of TikTok HeimaDigital.

Many of the standard letters of the English alphabet will have variations that you can access this way.

For example, press and hold the letter A and you can add accents, tildes, and umlauts.

But you’ll unlock more strange characters if you try the technique on the symbols in the iPhone keyboard.

Hold a dash to unlock en-dash and em-dash longer (and longer!).

And holding a full stop will show you an ellipsis.

Long-pressing common symbols such as commas, quotation marks, and question marks will reveal new symbols.

You can also unlock the degree icon (for angle and temperature) by long pressing on the number 0.

There are some other typing tricks you should learn…

Follow the ‘QuickPath’

Apple’s ‘swipe to text’ feature has been available since the launch of iOS 13.

However, many people still don’t realize it exists.

Dubbed QuickPath, the tool lets you swipe between letters instead of tapping them to turn you into a writing machine.

To use it, make sure you’re using iOS 13 or later, then simply go to the Messages app and start swiping between the letters on the keyboard.

Make sure you’re using Apple’s default keyboard instead of a third-party keyboard you downloaded yourself.

When you start typing a word, rest your finger on the keyboard and swipe between the letters.

So if you were typing “Sun”, you would place your finger on “S”, then slide to “U” and finally “N” without removing your finger.

Once you’ve finished the word, lift your digit and iOS will automatically add a space so you can start typing the next word.

For two-letter words, such as “happy,” you don’t have to swipe to the “P” twice.

Just move from “P” to “Y” and the keyboard will detect you want to add a letter.

Add punctuation faster

Exploiting all stops may not seem like a burden, but it does slow you down.

That’s why Apple has integrated a cheeky keyboard shortcut into iOS to make it easier to finish sentences.

If you tap the spacebar twice after a word, the first space will turn into a full space.

That way, you can keep typing using only the letters and spacebar without ever having to bring your hand down to stop completely.

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