Definition of text input
Text input is a screen input method for the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. It is an alternative to manually typing on a touch screen device. It is mainly one of the methods on how to input text into the iPhone. If a user wants to send an email or compose a message, they will use text input. Text input also allows users to type in punctuation and spaces that are present on the device keyboard but not available with voice recognition.
Text input loads as soon as the device is opened. When users touch the screen, they are able to type letters, numbers and em in a similar fashion to a physical keyboard. When users tap on the screen once, they will be able to select each letter. As long as you do not spam the device with excessive taps of the screen within a short period of time, you will be able to type quickly with text input.
It is important to note that text input does not replace the traditional “ABC” method of typing on a touch screen device. To type with text input is similar to typing on a physical keyboard, but with many additional benefits. The true benefit of text input is that it allows users to type something quickly without having to wait for the keyboard to load or have their fingers attempt repeatedly on the hardware keyboard until they get an “A” they are trying to type. [END of ARTICLE]
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How to type on iPhone
The user could type in an address because all the phone numbers for the contact are displayed on the screen. The user could also select from a list of contacts to contact the person. There are many other options too!
If you have an iPhone, this article is for you! We’ve put together a guide about how to type on it because the interface is actually quite complicated, and we’re going to break it all down for you into step-by-step instructions. So let’s go learn how to type on your iPhone device with the “i” key and everything else in between.
iOS 10 allows you to see a list of recent contacts with the “Recent” button on the phone app, but it’s an option you can turn off if you don’t like it. Then there are also the default options on the home screen, which are pretty self explanatory. So all in all, there’s a lot to learn about how to type on your iPhone device…
Now let’s take a look at what we’re going to explore and then we’ll go through step by step:
1. How to Write and Send Text Messages
2. How to Type and Send Email
3. How to Type a Phone Number on the iPhone Keyboard
4. How to Quickly Access Numbers on Your iPhone Keyboard
5. How to Add a Virtual Number to Your Contacts List in iOS 10 or 11 without Banners! (Video) – New [11/27/17]
Different methods of text input
The user can input text using the iPhone’s built in keyboard. The screen will be black when the user wants to enter text. The user needs to press the center of the space bar to activate the keyboard. After typing a sentence, the screen will return to normal view and new letter keys would be highlighted on it. To finish a sentence, a user needs to tap on the space bar once again and press “return”. The user can also type by using their finger on the screen that is now in the foreground. The user can also make use of typing with fingers as well. To enter text, a user needs to press and hold a letter key until it enlarges and type in text. The user also has the option of using voice input by speaking into the iPhone microphone or using the built-in dictation feature. When the user chooses this, the screen will become black. The user can then speak their text and the text will appear onscreen as they speak. There is a microphone icon in the top right corner at all times except when using voice search, pressing it will cause a red circle to appear where it is placed. When finished with dictation, a user must tap anywhere outside of this red circle to finish typing.
Benefits of using text input on iPhone
Text input on iPhone allows users to type in punctuation and letters that are not present when using voice recognition. Text input also makes editing texts easy by allowing users to edit something they typed incorrectly or deleting letters. Text input allows users to make phone calls faster.
Text input is not a new technology. It has been used in other phones such as Blackberry, Nokia, Samsung and most newer phones. Some people may use text input because it is more cost efficient for the business; however, this does not make it better. For example the phone networks in the United Kingdom and United States have different rates and have their own text-messaging services that are different from each other. The internet offers many options to keep in contact with people all around the world as well as spanning long distances. Text input is not necessary.