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Take Control of iOS 12 by Josh Centers

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Command Keyboards

Typing in iOS is pretty self-explanatory, but a few tricks are easy to miss.To learn about special features of the iPad keyboard, see Keyboarding on the iPad.

Master Keyboard Fundamentals

Let’s take a look at some of the iOS keyboard’s special keys (Figure 34):

  • QuickType bar (A): This automatically suggests words as you type. Tap one to insert it. The iPad offers shortcuts here for common actions like cut, copy, paste, undo, and redo.

  • More/Numbers (B): Tap here to view numbers and special characters.

    Figure 34: Here’s an example keyboard layout from an iPad Pro in landscape typing in a web form in Safari. Keyboard shortcuts and the QuickType bar make typing on a touch screen easier.
    Figure 34: Here’s an example keyboard layout from an iPad Pro in landscape typing in a web form in Safari. Keyboard shortcuts ...

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