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All the methods to undo and redo a text on iPhone or iPad

Methods to undo and redo text on iPhone or iPad. (photo: iPhon.fr)
Methods to undo and redo text on iPhone or iPad. (photo: iPhon.fr)

Surely many users of Manzana they have written a very long text on their iPhone either iPad, but by chance everything is accidentally deleted. Sure, the first natural reaction is to panic, and after a few minutes of frustration, because you probably have to rewrite it from scratch.

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But thanks to the technology of the smart phones current, there are several methods that can be of great help to avoid this process. That’s right, and it has to do with the functions of ‘undo’ Y ‘Redo’ of these devices.

Like any other operating system modern, iOS Y iPad OS offer options to undo and redo while writing or editing. Therefore, with a few gestures, users can recover accidentally deleted text or go back to an earlier point in the process.

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If you want to learn to undo and redo text on your iPhone or iPad, it is only necessary to follow these steps that TechMarkup will leave below. 4 different methods will be shown to master this feature. It should also be remembered update the device to the latest version available to avoid incompatibilities.

Method 1: Shaking the iPhone or iPad

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For several generations of iOS, Apple has included a feature called ‘Shake to undo’. With this, every time the person shakes their iPhone, a window will appear asking if they want to undo or redo a certain action. To enable this feature, do the following:

– Enter the menu Settings of the iPhone.

– Go to the area Accessibility.

– Here, enter the section Play.

– Now, just search for the function shake to undo and activate the switch next to it.

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Shake on iPhone to redo or undo a text. (Photo: iPhone 12 Pro/Jose Arana)
Shake on iPhone to redo or undo a text. (Photo: iPhone 12 Pro/Jose Arana)

Ready. Now, if you make a mistake while typing, you only need slightly shake the iPhone to display the undo or redo menu.

Of course, if the user tends to shake his device too much, you may see the message at inconvenient times. In this case, you can disable this option because there are still three more methods.

Method 2: Touching the screen with three fingers

This method can be done in two different ways. To undo the last text or action, simply touch the iPhone screen twice in a row with three fingers. Once done, you should see the last change disappear and a message saying you just used the undo function.

The second way to perform this method is touch only once with three fingers. When this is done, you will see a small action bar at the top of the screen. Here you can use the back arrow to undo and the forward arrow to redo.

Fortunately, most of the Applications on the app store work with Apple gestures, so you can always use them to avoid having a bad time when mistakes are made.

Place three fingers on iPhone to redo or undo text. (Photo: iPhone 12 Pro/Jose Arana)
Place three fingers on iPhone to redo or undo text. (Photo: iPhone 12 Pro/Jose Arana)

Method 3: Swiping on the screen with 3 fingers

This is a similar way to the previous one. This time, however, you won’t just be tapping the screen with three fingers; you also have to slide them. It is a faster version of the previous process, and here you don’t have to press any buttons because the gesture does everything for you.

– Undo: place three fingers on the iPhone screen and slide them to the left. You will see that a small message will appear showing the action while the last thing that was done will disappear.

– Redo: The same but now you have to slide your fingers to the right. Of course, this time you can see how the deleted text or actions reappear.

Swipe on iPhone to redo or undo text. (photo: cuba.eseuro.com)
Swipe on iPhone to redo or undo text. (photo: cuba.eseuro.com)

Method 4: in case the user has a physical keyboard

If any user has a physical keyboard attached to the iPad, the Undo or Redo commands can also be used.

Just like in a Macpress Command and CTRL + Z for undo the operation. Also, it can be used Command and CTRL + Shift + Z for Redo the deleted text.

iPad keyboard. (photo: as.com)
iPad keyboard. (photo: as.com)

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