How do you type on the iPhone?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Trajectory, Aug 28, 2008.

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How do you type on your iPhone?

  1. 2 Thumbs

    77 vote(s)
    60.2%
  2. 1 Finger

    39 vote(s)
    30.5%
  3. Tip of My Tongue

    12 vote(s)
    9.4%
  1. Trajectory macrumors 6502a

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    #1
    I've tried typing on the tiny iPhone keyboard with 2 thumbs to better simulate touch typing, but, I found that my thumbs are too big and the results are less accurate. So, I've started just using one index finger to type things out. It's a bit slower but more accurate.

    How about you?
     
  2. iGuardian macrumors 6502a

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    #2
    I use two thumbs. Even though it's inacurate, the phone usually corrects the mistypes and spelling.
     
  3. TEG macrumors 604

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    #3
    I started with my index fingers, and still do when just looking for a letter. I have large fingers and using my thumbs works fine.

    TEG
     
  4. oxfordchemicali macrumors newbie

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    i use my right index finger and works good w/o less mistype..
     
  5. sanPietro98 macrumors 6502a

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    I just use my right thumb usually. It's slower, but more comfortable.
     
  6. Trajectory thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I guess I need to practice more with 2 thumbs.
     
  7. WannaApple? macrumors 6502a

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    With the phone in portrait view, I type using just my index finger, but when in landscape mode in safari with a larger keyboard, I usually try to use both thumbs.
     
  8. pj rage macrumors 6502

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    Two thumbs when I'm typing anything relatively long. I can actually go pretty fast with ~90% accuracy which equates to 99% accuracy after auto correct

    Sometimes I'm only hold the phone with one hand and I'll just sneak around with the side of my thumb while I hold it, though.
     
  9. Foamer macrumors regular

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    Right thumb only, unless I am in landscape, in which I use two thumbs.

    I have large hands/fingers, and I have no problem typing quickly while holding the phone in my right hand and typing with my right thumb just like the old keypad phones.
     
  10. macintosh.apple macrumors 6502

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    #10
    I think the people that chose the tip of their tongue should be SHOT!:mad:
     
  11. philgilder macrumors 68000

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    shoot me then
    i put it because i use one thumb, which is neither two thumbs nor one finger, and the OP put it in the poll as the only other option...
     
  12. Ntombi macrumors 68030

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    Right index finger, same way I play Tap Tap Revenge. :p I can type quickly and accurately enough for the auto-correct to fix most everything.
     
  13. ogdogg macrumors 6502

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  14. Trajectory thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  15. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    Never got the hang of two thumbed typing. In the 14 months I've had the phone, I've learned to type quickly enough with one finger.
     
  16. Cynicalone macrumors 68040

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    Mostly one finger, but sometimes in landscape mode I use two thumb's.

    Option three just seems nasty... :)
     
  17. arubinst macrumors 6502

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    I've only had mine for 3 days. I discovered that using both thumbs, I can type very fast and the phone corrects almost every error with incredible accuracy.

    Believe me... I'm not even trying very hard to press the right letters and the dammed thing can still figure out what I'm trying to say. It's awesome! :)
     
  18. vrflyer macrumors 6502

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    Does my "junk" count as 1 finger? :p


    I mean, seriously we need a poll on how you carry on with life with a phone? :rolleyes:
     
  19. Hey Jude macrumors 6502a

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    one finger

    Even though my hands are small, I find that I am faster, and more accurate, typing with my right forefinger.

    I type around 70 wpm on a regular keyboard, but two thumbs just render me all thumbs on the iPhone touch screen keypad:D

    Jude
     
  20. jk000 macrumors regular

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  21. SFStateStudent macrumors 604

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    #23
    I've been on a diet specifically aimed at addressing "the fat thumb syndrome" and I've been successful! I've lost 20 lbs. and that breaks down to 10 lbs. per side...:p
     
  22. dstrauss macrumors regular

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    #24
    Try using both thumbs and contacting the screen with the "fat" part of the thumb rather than the thumb tips - that way incidental contact is left and right of the center of the thumb and gives you a more accurate selection.:)
     
  23. Anthony T macrumors 6502a

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    I mostly use my index finger, but I will occasionally use my thumbs.
     

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