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How to Type Special Characters and Symbols on iPhone/iPad

Do you know how to insert € and other currency symbols? how to type °C symbol in iPhone or iPad? Here is a guide on how to insert letter, number, or symbol with iPhone's built-in onscreen keyboard.


Option 1: How to Type Accented/Special Characters in iPhone

You can get special accent marks for specific language support by tapping and holding the corresponding letter key. The exact steps are showing as follows:

Step 1: Go to an app and tap a text field to access the keyboard.

Step 2:  Hold down the letter or punctuation mark that you want to add the accent to.

Step 3: Then move your finger to choose a character that you want to insert.

Type accented characters

Option 2: List of special characters and symbols available on iOS

There's a big set of accents and alternate characters on every iPhone, but they're not easy to find. Here's a list of all the currently supported special characters and symbols on the iOS English language keyboard.

List of special characters and symbols

Accented characters are just available for part of letters. This feature is supported in English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese, as well as English and Chinese on the Pinyin keyboard. You can set up Apple symbol a keyboard shortcut in iPhone/iPad.