Command Keyboards

Typing in iOS is pretty self-explanatory, but a few tricks are easy to miss, especially the new ones in iOS 13. To learn about special features of the iPad keyboard, see Keyboarding on the iPad.

Learn Text-Editing Basics

Typing in iOS and iPadOS is largely self-explanatory, but editing text isn’t always obvious, and iOS and iPadOS 13 have rethought how text editing works. Here are the basics:

  • Display the insertion point: Tap in a text area where you want the cursor placed.

  • Move the insertion point: Tap where you want to type or place a finger on the insertion point and drag it where you want to go. While dragging the insertion point, it’ll grow extra large and hover near your fingertip.

  • Select text: Double-tap to select a ...

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