Swipe to Type in iOS 13



iOS 13 brings us “Swipe to Type,” a new way to enter text from the keyboard. Apple calls it “Slide to type” but “Swipe to Type” rhymes, so I’m going with it.

Swipe to Type is turned on in iOS 13 by default. If it’s not on you can turn it on in Settings, as shown below:

Making sure Swipe to Type is turned on in Settings
Making sure Swipe to Type is turned on in Settings (click for larger version)

It takes only a minute to learn how to use Swipe to Type. The basic idea is you drag your finger around, touching every letter in a word without lifting it. You’ll leave a little trail behind as you do. See the video below.

You don’t have to use it, but it’s there. It’s not an either/or situation: use Swipe to Type when you want to use it, peck away at the keys the normal way when you don’t. Give it a try and see how you like it!



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