How to Type Special Characters and Symbols in iOS 10 on iPhone and iPad

Do you know that you can insert special characters and symbols with text using iOS 10 QuickType keyboard on your iPhone or iPad to embellish its look? Here is how it works.

QuickType predictive Keyboard provides superb typing experience. Aside from words, the stock keyboard now predicts emojis as well. What may be unknown to quite a few iPhone users is that the predictive keyboard contains a lot of special characters and symbols which you can use with your text to give it a unique look.

Slightly hidden underneath the QuickType predictive keyboard, the accented (diacritic) characters, ligatures, extended punctuation, and special symbols can help you bring a new dimension into your text.

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How to Type Special Characters and Symbols in iOS 10 on iPhone

Punctuation comprises ellipses, carets, and more. Accents consist of acute, grave, circumflex, caron/wedge, double acute, and double grave, dots, and rings include umlaut and the over ring. Letters consist of eszett, Special symbols include degree, en dash, em dash, bullet, Euros, Pounds, Yen, and Won. Strokes consist of macrons, overlays comprises crossbars and slashes, curves include breve and tilde, and subscript curls include cedilla. Would you like to have a go at them!

How to Insert Special Characters and Symbols with Text in iOS 10 on iPhone or iPad

Step #1. Tap and hold on the letter, number, or symbol which has the special character.

Tap on Sign That Contains Special Character in iOS 10

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Step #2. Now, you need to wait for the popup selector to show up on.

Step #3. Next, you need to slide up and onto the special character or the symbol you wish to insert.

Use Special Characters in iOS 10 on iPhone and iPad

The special character will be added to your text.

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There are a lot special characters and symbols which are currently supported on the keyboard.

  • o: ô ö ò ó œ ø ō õ
  • a:à á â ä æ ã å ā
  • s:ß ś š
  • e:è é ê ë ē ė ę
  • y:ÿ
  • u:û ü ù ú ū
  • i:î ï í ī į ì
  • /:\
  • $: € £ ¥ ₩ ₹ ¢
  • &: §
  • “: ” ” „ » «
  • .:
  • ?: ¿
  • !: ¡
  • %:
  • l: ł
  • z: ž ź ż
  • c: ç ć č
  • n: ñ ń
  • 0: °
  • -: – — •

That’s it! Now use these special symbols to give your text an all new look.

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Jignesh Padhiyar
Jignesh Padhiyar is the co-founder of who has a keen eye for news, rumors and all the unusual stuff that happens around Apple products. During his tight schedule, Jignesh finds some moments of respite to share side-splitting contents on social media.
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