On iPhone, most special characters and accented letters can be entered by pressing and holding various buttons on the virtual keyboard. Read this article and you will be surprised how much the new iPhone keyboard harbors.
When you first look at the keyboard of the iPhone or iPad, you can see the letters, numbers and symbols that are used in everyday communication. In fact, there is a much larger selection of characters hidden under the surface that includes letter marks (accents), special characters, and extension punctuation.
Access Glyphs, Symbols, & Characters with the Keyboard in iOS
A large number of letters (for example, grave, umlauts, acute), various strokes (such as slashes or vowel signs), as well as letters and many other symbols are available for use.
In iOS, much is hidden from the user’s eyes under the pretext that it is “intuitive”. For example, for about a month I had to use not the most convenient German keyboard to put umlauts (ä, ü, ö). And everything lay on the surface!
On the layout, just hold down the desired letter and several options will appear.
Add Glyphboard for Easier Copy & Paste Usage of Symbols
If this is not enough for you to have an old trick with Glyphboard.
- Open this link from your iPhone;
- Add to Home Screen for convenient use;
- Just copy and paste the ones you need.
It is clear that many will now say that most, if not all, knew about this, but it is worth noting that the users of iGadgets more and more every year, and those who delved into the file system of the first firmware are significantly different from today’s users and knowledge and skills.