Typing on the iPhone – here is the secret!

I have tried a couple of different apps for writing on the iPhone.

The best is the native keyboard!

Here is the secret you need to make it work. Maybe this is in the manual, or obvious to some, but for me it was a revelation when I hit on it about a month after getting the phone.

The secret is:

  • Use your thumbs.
  • Look at the keys, not the screen (cover it up!).
  • Type like mad, don’t worry about hitting the right keys.

You will be delighted with the results when you look, even if there are a few errors.

  • Correct later, use index finger if you will.

One more little tip: Slide (not tap) to add punctuation, that takes you automatically back to the ABC screen.