How to Use “Shake to Undo/Redo” in iOS 10 on iPhone and iPad

With "Shake to Undo/Redo," you can quickly delete the last command on your iPhone or iPad. Try it on your iOS device!

Accessibility feature of iOS is full of highly user-friendly features like Magnifier, VoiceOver, AssistiveTouch and more. No surprise, Apple has received a lot of accolades for introducing such a great feature to help differently abled people.

“Shake to Undo” is one of the nice little features of Accessibility suits. It lets you undo the previous command on your iPhone or iPad. I find it very helpful as it deletes the immediate last action quickly. Let’s find out more!

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How to use Shake to Undo/Redo in iOS 10 on iPhone and iPad

How to use Shake to Undo in iOS 10 on iPhone and iPad

You can use “Shake to Undo” with any stock apps that allow you to type in. It’s enabled by default. In this test, I’m going to use it in Messages app.

Note: It works with some third party apps as well like Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp. 

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Step #1. Launch Messages app on your iPhone and type anything.

Type Text in Messages App on iPhone

Step #2. Now, you have to shake your smartphone.

Step #3. A popup will appear on the screen. Tap Undo to confirm.

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Shake iPhone to Undo Typing in iOS 10

If you want to remove more text, shake your device again and then undo it. Remember, it will undo only the immediate last action.

How to use Shake to Redo Text in iOS 10 on iPhone and iPad

What if you have mistakenly removed any text using Shake to Undo feature? You can easily bring back the last removed text with “Shake to Redo” feature.

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Step #1. Launch Messages app on your iPhone and type anything.

Step #2. Shake your device.

Step #3. A popup will appear, tap Undo to confirm.

Step #4. Now, shake your iPhone again.

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Step #5. A popup will appear again, tap on Redo.

Shake iPhone to Redo Typing in iOS 10

The last removed text will appear.

How to Turn off “Shake to Undo” on iPhone/iPad

No longer want to shake your iPhone to undo text? You can disable it.

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

Tap on Settings Then General on iPhone 7 Plus

Step #2. Tap on Accessibility.

Tap on Accessibility in iPhone 7 Plus Settings

Step #3. Tap on Shake to Undo.

Tap on Shake to Undo in iOS 10 on iPhone 7 Plus

Step #4.  Toggle the switch to turn it off.

Disable Shake to Undo in iOS 10 on iPhone

That’s it!What do you think of this feature? How useful is it? Let your invaluable inputs come across the line freely.

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Jignesh Padhiyarhttps://www.igeeksblog.com
Jignesh Padhiyar is the co-founder of iGeeksBlog.com 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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