How to Disable Pop-up Character Preview on iPhone Keyboard

Though pop-up character preview is helpful feature on your iPhone running on iOS 9, you can always disable this feature. If you have thick fingers & thumbs, you should not disable this feature.

Texting messages or typing anything on a mobile screen can be tiresome for many. Those who have thick fingers and thumbs can hardly manage to type in a single word. Perhaps for such users, smartphones provide a pop-up character previews.

While you are typing a message, you must have noticed that alphanumerical characters pop up right up there. The reason is simple: you get to know that you have typed in the exact alphabet or number that is in your mind.

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How to Turn Off Pop-up Character Previews on iPhone Keyboard

But iPhone has got a feature to disable this pop-up preview. So follow a few simple steps and disable pop-up character previews when typing on iPhone keyboard. Please note that this feature of disabling pop-up character previews is available in iOS 9.

How to Turn off Pop-up Character Previews When Typing on iPhone Keyboard

Step #1. Launch Settings app on your iPhone → Tap on General.

Tap on Settings Then General on Your iPhone

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Step #2. Scroll down and tap on Keyboard.

Tap on Keyboard on iPhone

Under the ALL KEYBOARDS section, you will find the option of Character Preview.

Step #3. Toggle Character Preview OFF.

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Disable Pop-up Character Preview on iPhone Keyboard

Now go back to any messaging app or email app; open a message and type in some content. Now you won’t be able to see that pop-up character on iPhone keyboard.

iPhone offers many such features that are not known to common users. Keep visiting this site and get to know more such informative tutorials.

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Dhvanesh Adhiya
Dhvanesh Adhiya is the founder and editor-in-chief who takes care of audio, visual, and textual contents uploaded on He is passionate about wonderful apps that change the way your iPhone interacts in your life.

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