One day while walking and texting I had a revelation: I discovered an entirely new way to type on the iPhone and cannot believe that it had not occurred to me earlier. My old method of typing, which I am guessing is how most people type on the iPhone, involved me looking at the letters that I was typing, not at what I was actually writing.
Now, I “touch type” when I’m typing. Instead of looking at the letters when I type, I look at where I am typing (exactly like I do on my computer). This method has drastically improved both my typing speed and accuracy. Before I switched to my touch-typing method, I would send SMS messages riddled with mistakes because the iPhone would auto-correct words and often times change the entire meaning of the message. You should definitely give it a whirl; it sounds more difficult than it actually is, your hands just know where the keys are though, and it takes no time to adjust!
Bonus Speed Tip: If you’re trying to type a word that your iPhone does not know, simply type an extra letter on the end of the word and then delete it. So if I was trying to the type the word “Apple” and I knew my iPhone would not recognize it, I would type “Applez” then delete the “z” off the end of it and then can just press spacebar without the phone trying to auto-correct me.
Do you have any tips that help you type faster and more accurately on your iPhone? If so, please post them to the comments!