tips for touch typing in iOs

iOS and iPadOS

I would like to get better at typing on the on screen keyboard. Quick typing is not an option because this is in swedish. I cannot seem to get the hang of it and I know lots of blind people who th:ink it is a piece of cake. Any tips for me to be able to do this efficiently? This is a very stupid question, I know. I am using braille input on screen but would like to do touch typing fast too..



Submitted by tunmi13 on Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Touch typing is pretty cool, but I find myself messing up on it more because I could be meaning to press r be instead press e.
Standard typing, my method is to have one finger be the locater, and the other be the inserter. One index finger finds the letter, and the opposite one taps the screen to insert it, less likely for mistakes. However, if you use touch typing your finger is both the inserter and finder, so in that case I anchor one finger to the left of home row, A S D F.
Then I use the anchor as a tracking point for touch typing with the other finger
Hope this helps!

Submitted by venova on Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Thank you.
I have realized that I prefer standard typing and split tap.
I use the index finger to find the letter and then I use the other finger to perform a split tap. Thinking of turning off prediction because it is giving me a hard time because I have a tendency to accidentally tap the prediction.
I love Braille screen input but decided to learn this.
I see what you mean with touch typing because I seem to be doing more mistakes than using standard typing.
I wish slide to type worked in Swedish but hope it will be available in Swedish.
Actually predictions are very useful.

Submitted by Yvonnezed on Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Sadly, my only advice if you truly want to get better with any typing style is to grit your teeth for at least a month and use it, a lot. This was how I taught myself direct touch typing on the iPad. No matter how slow it is, or how many mistakes you make, just keep at it. If at all possible, try not to use anything else for a while.

I know people don't believe me, but autocorrect is your friend. I'm serious. The trick is, though, you have to use it. Set it up to speak the autocorrect word as it comes up, and if the word you're trying to type gets autocorrected, use it. Every time. It's truly one of those things that improves the longer you use it. I've even found that it really does learn how you write, so the predictions make sense.

Honestly, learning a new typing method can be annoying, but I have found it's worthwhile.

Submitted by mority on Thursday, November 28, 2019

Hej Sabrina.

The only real solution I can give you here is to put in the eford in learning by simply typing and getting to grips with the location of the keys on the keyboard.

When direct touch typing was introduced in iOS 8 i instantly jumped on it and I don't want to miss it. The normal touch typing is goodand well, but I do know that I am quicker with the direct touch typing input.

Greetings Moritz.