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Typing Tips for your iPhone

Typing on your iPhone: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

I wouldn't say my fingers are abnormally large (see photo right), but whenever I try to type on my iPhone, I can't help but make mistakes—unlike on my Pearl which I can type messages on with one hand no problem. Well a recent study has shown that iPhone users make significantly more texting errors than other cell phone users, although managing to type at the same speed. Even though iPhone users have an entire keyboard which display on their screens, they still manage to make more mistakes — I can definitely vouch for this! As you will see in the video demonstration below, there are ways around this new statistic, as the iPhone should allow you to type as fast as if you were using a BlackBerry.

One more little tidbit which is revealed at the end. . . . Although the iPhone doesn't allow cutting and pasting of text in notes, you can hold your finger down on the screen to reposition the cursor wherever you need to make an edit. Very good to know!

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mrskrismendoza mrskrismendoza 9 years
I want an iPhone lol.
anakiya anakiya 9 years
It does take some getting used to. I was a BB user and have recently switched to the iPhone. I love it because it allows me to do so much more than the BB. I do however, see the point of the article. If you are not paying attention it does correct somethings wrong. Also, sometimes I have to type in a different language and it's very annoying when it tries to correct words to english. Maybe Apple will add more languages to the phone. XOXO
Leopardcc Leopardcc 9 years
If I had one that would be helpful! :)
geohiker geohiker 9 years
interesting tip!
blingbling blingbling 9 years
It takes getting used to but now I like typing on it. I still type one handed, though, but i'm pretty fast. It is annoying that it tries to autocorrect shorthand, but if you hit the "x" in the word it wants to correct it to it will not change it. I've gotten so that hitting that "x" is incorporated into my typing and doesn't slow me down.
bugn bugn 9 years
I don't own an iPhone because I didn't want to switch to AT&T, but I have the iPod Touch, which has the same keyboard ~ AND I HATE IT!!!! I want to feel the keys under my fingers. I would never want to text message or write emails on it. It drives me nuts!!! Just typing in an URL makes me want to throw it across the room. When and IF my sidekick every dies on me, I am for sure going to get a Blackberry and stay w/ t-mobile. Just my 2 cents. Other than the keyboard the iPhone and iPod Touch is AWESOME! XOXO
horcruxes horcruxes 9 years
how does someone have statistics on that? don't they have better things to spend money on?
terryt18 terryt18 9 years
what the heck is an iphone
MandyJoBo MandyJoBo 9 years
He would type faster if he was paying attention to the words it was trying to make for him. "Blackberry" for example (he must have typed it a lot, as it "learns"), was ready to go at "black" and all he would have had to do is hit space once for a space or twice for period (although this was obviously pre-spacey period, and I remember seeing this the week the iphone came out). I'm used to typing on my iphone, but it's frustrating when it corrects the word wrong and have to correct their correction.
macgirl macgirl 9 years
I actually type faster on the iphone than on my Treo 650... I try to "type by the force" and not pay attention to the mistakes I'm making as it auto corrects it perfect like 98% of the time. I found out that I use the word "Oh" quite a bit as it isn't in the built in dictionary. Every time I type "Oh" it changes it to On ;-)
astaratdawn astaratdawn 9 years
i think the typing is very easy on the iphone.
merk merk 9 years
haha I can type faster than that, it's not hard at all! I do get annoyed when I'm texting someone and I say "hw" for homework and it tries to change it to "he" and small things like that, but I've found hat I can type really fast on the iphone! yayay i love it.
KittyToy KittyToy 9 years
i guess it depends on the usuer... i don't make mistakes when im typing on my iphone.... but i'm used to it. only thing i hate is when it trys to correct me when i'm typing things short hand or in slang... that gets annoying
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