Add Currency Symbols or Keyboards on Your iPad or iPhone

Insert Currency Symbols When Typing

I frequently need access to currency symbols other than the US dollar ($) when I write up product reviews. When that happens and I’m using my Mac, I have to open the Character Palette (Character Viewer) and then select Currency Symbols, and then find and insert the one I need. One advantage to the Character Viewer is that there is a name attached to each symbol, but the only one I seem to need is the (euro) symbol.  Nevertheless, I have to go through all the steps to get to it. I could save a copy on a Stickie, but the symbols on my Mac are displayed according to font so that wouldn’t really help.

If I am using my iPad or iPhone I don’t have access to the Character Palette. I do have access to the most common symbols. When you need to insert a currency symbol Find the dollar sign ($) and hold it down. A quick menu pops up and you can choose the symbol you want by sliding your finder to it. Those available are the yen sign, euro sign, dollar sign, cent sign, pound sign, and the won sign.

 $ ¢£ ₩

Adding Another Keyboard 

Do you need access to keyboards on your iPad or iPhone other than standard English? You can add a different keyboard following these directions —

In the Settings app – Tap General > Keyboard > Keyboards > Add New Keyboard.  You will find a long list of languages. Choose one that meets your needs.

Select Language

When your new language keyboard shows up in the list, tap the arrow and select any options you want.


Tap and Select Options

Next time you open an app to enter text you will see one of your chosen keyboard layouts, plus a globe icon and alternate keyboard options.

Tap your choice and begin. The globe icon allows you to switch between keyboards, or you can choose one of the options listed there. Keyboard options may look different and have icons in alternate places.

You can delete a keyboard at any time by clicking on the Edit button in the top right corner and tapping the minus sign next to the appropriate language. Click done when through.


Delete Unwanted Keyboards



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1 Response to Add Currency Symbols or Keyboards on Your iPad or iPhone

  1. bedankt voor de info

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