Thank Goodness I'm Not the Only One Who Just Learned How to Type a Degree Symbol on an iPhone

I'll admit that I'm not the most tech-savvy person you'll ever meet, which explains why I often find myself questioning how to do the most seemingly simple things on my iPhone. Like typing out a degree symbol, for example. Have you ever been casually texting a friend about the weather, only to have to describe the temperature by fully typing out the word "degrees" rather than simply using the symbol for it? You and I both.

Luckily, there's a way to type the degree symbol on your iPhone and save yourself a few keystrokes. The next time you find yourself talking to anyone about how hot or cold it is outside, all you have to do is press and hold "0" on your keypad. After holding the button for a second, a pop-up should appear on your keyboard giving you the option to add the degree symbol to whatever you're typing or to add a zero. It's a pretty simple trick, and it really makes me wonder how and why I'm just now finding this out after owning an iPhone for nearly seven years.

Give the quick trick a try for yourself — and while you're at it, familiarize yourself with a few other cool iPhone tips to help you lower your flashlight's brightness and share notes with friends.