HOW TO USE THE NEW QUICKPATH FEATURE ON IPHONE AND IPAD

Both iOS 13 and iPadOS 13 introduced the QuickPath feature based on the swipe of the original keyboard. Swiping on the keyboard to type words takes a bit of getting used to and is not for everyone. However, if you take the time to learn, you might like this feature.

Use QuickPath on iPhone

Once you have iOS 13 or later installed on your iPhone, you can start using the QuickPath feature via the original keyboard with any application. As long as the application supports keyboards, you can use QuickPath. As before, when you type with QuickPath, the Apple keyboard automatically suggests words. If the correct word appears above the keyboard, tap the word, then move on to the next word. When entering text with QuickPath, you can also:
  • Enter capital letters: Press Shift and slide to a letter.
  • Turn on Caps Lock: Double-click Shift.
  • Undo last edit: Swipe left with three fingers.
  • Redo final edit: Swipe right with three fingers.
  • Enter accented letters or other alternate characters: Touch and hold a key, then slide to select one of the options.

Use QuickPath on iPad

To use QuickPath on iPad, firstly you must activate the miniature floating version of the keyboard. To do this, pinch your fingers inside a regular size keyboard. Pinch outwards on the digital keyboard to restore it to its normal size. When you use the miniature floating keyboard, QuickPath works like it does on iPhone

Disable QuickPath

If you do not want to use QuickPath and remove its capabilities on your device, you can do by following these steps:
  1. Click on the Settings app on Apple devices.
  2. Select General.
  3. Select Keyboard.
  4. Unselect Slide to Type.
QuickPath will no longer be available on the original keyboard.

Reactivate QuickPath

If you have QuickPath turned off and want to turn it back on:
  1. Click on the Settings app on Apple devices.
  2. Select General.
  3. Select Keyboard.
  4. Turn on Slide to Type.
With the iPhone increasing in size, QuickPath is a great add-on that allows you to type with one hand with the original keyboard. It is not perfect. However, if you search hard, you will find this tool very useful.