How do you text on your iPhone?

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  1. macrumors member

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    This is a serious question:

    I just got my first iPhone and I was wondering, how do most people text?

    1) Using 1 hand in portrait
    2) Using 2 hands in portrait
    3) Using 2 hands in landscape

    I know there is no "correct" way to do it, but how do you and the people you're around text?
     
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    numberforty1

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    Option 2
     
  3. macrumors member

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    Anyone really text in lanscape mode,would be weird esp on iP5 :eek:. Anyways,I mostly use both hands in potrait,am quick :cool:
     
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    for 2 hand users: anyone use a combo of thumb and index finger like me? (versus thumb and thumb)
     
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    numberforty1

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    thats exactly how i text. i make less typos that way. thumb & thumb feels awkward to me.
     
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    One handed or two. That's why I prefer iPhone over the big android phones.
     
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    vastoholic

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    One handed portrait. I've found I'm much faster with just one thumb than trying to get two digits to interact on the screen together.
     
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    2 hands in portrait mode. (I personally think this is the most common)
     
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    Minhimalism

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    2 hands in portrait!
     
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    F123D

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    2 hands, portrait.
     
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    Gav2k

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    Option one. But I am right handed and text with my left.
     
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    kirky29

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    Depends, if I'm wanting to reply before they send another message, or if I didn't know the answer to something and had to Google it to look smart, then I type 2 hands in portrait as quick as I possibly can! haha!

    Any other time when I just don't care about replying...one handed all the way ;)
     
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    kylera

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    Depends. With the cold weather settling here, it's mostly one handed in portrait unless I am somewhere warm. Then it's two handed in either orientation.
     
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    nwmtnbiker

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    1 handed portrait with thumb when I'm vertical & while horizontal 2 hands left to hold & index finger on right to type.
     
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    cg399

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    Don't Laugh

    Preferred option is Siri. No, I'm not joking - I love it...

    If I'm in a "talking to the phone would be weird/antisocial" place, then two handed portrait...
     
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    Dominicanyor

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    One hand if I turn it side ways I would use two hands.
     
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    ChristianJapan

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    Portrait mainly;
    One or two hands equally. Two hands is easier and gives me less typos but in train while commuting I need to grap a handle so one-handed also works.

    (Typed with two hands)
     
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    Well I always text in portrait mode with 2 thumbs.
     
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    mickhyperion

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    I do this too...left hand with thumb. It actually feels awkward trying to text with my right.
     
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    ChristianJapan

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    You had a BlackBerry before ? ;)
    That's the typical BB-style I saw so often :D

    Just joking
     
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    iapplelove

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    I use two hands in portrait
     
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    SlasherDuff

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    When I am at home, I connect my phone to a BT keyboard, otherwise I use two hands in landscape mode
     
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    If I am starting a text conversation Siri. If I am replying I tap the microphone button and talk (all of this assumes I am in a social situation where talking to a phone is not weird). Otherwise portrait, sometimes one hand and sometimes two.
     
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    Tyler23

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    Two hands, portrait
     
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    JetBlack7

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    Option 1
     

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