braille screen input

Braille on Apple Products

I love the braille screen input feature of iOS but the only problem I have is I can't seem to make it recognize a for sign. I can enter everything else just fine. Anybody else having this issue?



Submitted by Adaria on Tuesday, October 17, 2017

It is great, but the touch screen can only recognize five finger touches at one time, but here is the way to do it!

I usually do dots one two and three, four and five or two three four five six, whatever, lift one of those fingers but not all, then input the dot you didn't already do.

So if you do one two three four and five, lift fifth dot finger then poke the sixth dot, lift all fingers, and it should register 'For'.

Submitted by alex wallis on Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Hi, this is an ios limitation I believe, I think ios is only capable of registering up to 5 fingers on the screen at once, I don't think there is any way to do a for sign because of course that needs 6 fingers. in fact braille screen input sometimes gives the message place at most 3 fingers on each side of the screen, meaning the maximum you can have on any side is 3 plus 2 on the other side. I don't know if this limitation is down to software or hardware.

Submitted by Oliver Kennett on Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Hi, one can write the 'for' sign on the iPad but not the iphone. Not sure why and rather annoying considering the power of the current iphones. Anyway, I do a sort of rolling action, as if playing a series of notes and that works fine. Takes a little getting used to, but you'll soon have it down.


Submitted by Remy on Tuesday, October 17, 2017

I love braille screen input on my Ipad, but on the Iphone it seems to be much worse. I can't for the life of me get it to work properly. It always types the wrong letter or symbol. I figure it is because Im placing my fingers at the wrong positions somehow. But I can't calabrate the display to set it to where I want my fingers to be. This happens with tabletop or away mode.

Submitted by Oliver Kennett on Tuesday, October 17, 2017

I've never had to calibrate, I do sometimes get the wrong symbol, but then I just adjust my grip. What iPhone are you using? I'm on a 7, I think the dots are arranged vertically as you hold it away from you if that's any help? I think the iPad a-ranges them in a sort of V shape, same with desktop on iPhone.

Submitted by Greg Wocher on Tuesday, October 17, 2017

I am using an iPhone 7plus and I need to calibrate it all the time in screen away mode. To do this you need to place your right three fingers down, quickly lift them up and then place your left three fingers down. This should calibrate the dot positions.

Greg Wocher

Submitted by Melissa on Tuesday, October 17, 2017

To do a "for sign, you want to hit dots 1 2 3 4 5, then lift the third dot up, then hit 6 quickly. Hope this helps.