T9 on the iPhone?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by zoran, Aug 18, 2016.

  1. zoran macrumors 68030

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    Is there the ability to type using T9 on the iOS? Which would be the best way to achieve this?
     
  2. slopokdave macrumors member

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    I don't really understand why this is not built in yet.... Unless I am missing a setting somewhere?
     
  3. Newtons Apple Suspended

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    Why would anyone want to use T9 on today's cellphones with a keyboard?
     
  4. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    T9 in what context? To type text messages, emails, etc.? For something else?
     
  5. zoran thread starter macrumors 68030

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    T9 is still much faster to type even with todays keyboards, i believe!

    Mostly messages, but anywhere wouldn't be bad i recon.
     
  6. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    You can probably find some apps that would offer that kind of ability within them so that you can then copy and paste or share the text into some other app. Or potentially some third party keyboard that might offer that.

    That said, I don't really think that T9 is faster for typing purposes, perhaps for some short text only having one hand free type of circumstances, but even with that something like swiping/gliding could likely be faster.
     
  7. I7guy macrumors G5

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    I think my old blackberry had a t9 keyboard option...if I'm remembering correctly.

    I really enjoyed using that keyboard.
     
  8. zoran thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Isnt there a way to integrate T9 to the iOS keyboards?
     
  9. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    If there's a third party keyboard that offers that, you can install that keyboard and use it. The stock iOS keyboard that Apple offers doesn't have T9 (or swiping/gliding).
     
  10. DarkExistence Suspended

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    I don't believe there are any t9 keyboards for iOS atm.. for some strange reason. Would be perfect for people updating from dumb phones to an iphone.
     
  11. Cisto1983 macrumors newbie

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    There is a third party keyboard (it's called Type Nine), yet sometimes it gets slow and its predictions are not as accurate as those from my very old Nokia phones. I used it for a little while and then went back to the standard iOS keyboard.
     

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