How to add Tab (indent, paragraph) key on iPhone and iPad


Have you noticed that on the iOS keyboard there is no Tab button, which is familiar to many from computer “keys”? If not, you probably don’t need it. But if so, now we will tell you how to add it there.

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How to add the Tab key on iPhone and iPad

Method # 1 Voice command

1. Open any text document in which you need the Tab key. For example, a new email.

2. Switch the keyboard to Russian (if you are going to give the command in Russian, of course).

3. Click on the microphone icon to the left of the space bar.

4. Say the word “Tabulation”

How to add Tab (indent, paragraph) key on iPhone and iPad

If the microphone icon is not next to the spacebar, then your device has disabled Dictation… You can turn it on along the way IOS Settings → Keyboard → Enable Dictation

IPhone Keyboard Settings

IPhone Keyboard Settings

Done – iOS will automatically expose a “big” space, which we make on a “regular” computer keyboard using the key Tab

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Method number 2: Create and save the “Tabulation” shortcut

1. Repeat steps 1-4 of the previous instruction.

2. Tap the screen at the place where the cursor was moved after executing the command “Tabulation” and select the option from the appeared context menu “Select”

How to add Tab (indent, paragraph) key on iPhone and iPad

3. The tab stop will be highlighted like text. Click on “Copy”

How to add Tab (indent, paragraph) key on iPhone and iPad

4. Open the app Settings on iOS and follow the path General → Keyboard → Text Replacement

IPhone Keyboard Settings

5. Click the icon “+”to add a new shortcut.

How to add Tab (indent, paragraph) key on iPhone and iPad

6. Touch the field Phrase, so that the context menu appears. Click on “Insert”, And then put some letter (for example, “E”) – nothing will work without an additional letter. In field Reduction write, for example, ttt (or any other abbreviation) Click on Save.

How to add Tab (indent, paragraph) key on iPhone and iPad

How to add Tab (indent, paragraph) key on iPhone and iPad

7. Now open any text document on your iPhone or iPad and apply the command. To do this, place the cursor in the desired place, type the command from the field Phrase (in our case “Tab”) on, and press the spacebar to apply the shortcut. Well, yes – the “extra” letter (without which, recall, our shortcut would have been impossible) will have to be removed manually.

How to add Tab (indent, paragraph) key on iPhone and iPad

Of course, neither the first nor the second way to deliver Tab on the iPhone or iPad does not claim to be perfect. But that’s better than nothing anyway.

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