New Keyboard has really neat unmentioned feature.

Discussion in 'iOS 11' started by Tom G., Jul 13, 2017.

  1. Tom G. macrumors 68000

    Tom G.

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    As noted when you use the new keyboard when you pull down on a key you get the greyed item on that key. However, not mentioned is that certain keys have hidden items on them needed for languages other then English. Swiping up will get you the following results.

    L= Ł
    O= ôòöóœõøō
    E= ēêèéęëė
    Y= ÿ
    U= Ūùûüú
    I= ì į í î ï ī
    A= ãåāàáâäæ
    S= šßś
    Z= żžź
    C= čçć
    N= ñń
    ,= '
    .= "
     
  2. betabeta macrumors 6502a

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    On the iPad 10.5 I get these options from long pressing.
     
  3. MacDevil7334 macrumors 6502a

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    I believe that feature has been around since iPhone OS 1.0 (or a very long time at least). In the past it has been accessed by a long press on the key.
     
  4. EJ8 macrumors 6502a

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    True. Not sure about 1.0 but I have been using that feature for many years.
     
  5. Feenician macrumors 68040

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    The two posts above are correct. Long press has always (or nearly always) shown accented characters and swipe up doesn’t do that now (or at least I can’t get it to work) - you still have to long press. There are a couple of keys that do something with this swipe up though, the ones which long press only offers one character. The !/, key produces ' on swipe up and the ?/. produces ". Of course both of those are now available with swipe down on k and l just above so they’re of kinda dubious value.
     
  6. itsmilo macrumors 68000

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    Still no capital ß tho. MAKES SHOUTING IN GERMAN KIND OF SCHEIßE
     
  7. Tom G. thread starter macrumors 68000

    Tom G.

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    Checking on my iPhone 7+ which I have not upgraded I find that you all are right. I found this today by accidentally swiping up, and since I’ve never had to use it before I didn’t know it was available.

    I do think the new keyboard is awesome even though I’m having a little learning experience in using it.
     
  8. MrGimper macrumors 601

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  9. Nanotyrns macrumors 6502a

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    And not just iOS. This long press feature works on a mac as well.

    (and extra tip -- the degree (temp) " ° " symbol is hiding under the 0 key on iOS...)
     
  10. EJ8 macrumors 6502a

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    What new keyboard? What am I missing?
     
  11. Feenician macrumors 68040

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    The stock keyboard on the iPad now allows you to do a short swipe down on the key to type the symbol that you would see if you switched keyboards. It’s very fast when you internalize it.
     
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  13. EJ8 macrumors 6502a

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    Ohh. Me no have iPad. :)
     

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