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036 - iPad Keyboard Trick - Type Numbers and Characters Faster

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A tip from my kids. A faster way to type out numbers and special characters.

I don’t use the iPad as often as my kids do and I was surprised when they casually revealed to me their trick for quickly accessing numbers and special characters on an iPad.

You can access them by tapping the number and special character key and then tapping the key you want. Or, you can simply drag down on the key to type the secondary character assigned to the key.

After seeing this it occurred to me why the numbers and special characters are on the keys in light grey!

This method is actually a hint when you set-up an iPad that I had missed.

To access the secondary set of special characters, tap the numbers and special character modifier key and drag down as before to type the additional set of characters.

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