Undo Mistakes On Your iPhone or iPad

iOS has an undo function that works in a wide variety of apps and situations. But it doesn't have an on-screen button. Instead, shake your iPhone or iPad when you want to undo your last action.
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Did you know that your iPhone and iPad have an Undo function? Sometimes you see that appear above the keyboard. But even if you don't see it there's a way to undo with just a shake. A lot of people don't know this.

For instance, here I am in the Notes app. I'm going to delete this last word here. Uh oh, I didn't want to do that. So how do I undo? All you need to do is shake. You get this little Undo Typing thing here. I can Cancel or Undo and it puts back what I had there before.

It works in other cases too. For instance, here I've got a mail message. Say I go and let's delete it and I want to undo that. Well, the same shake will work there as well and will put back that message.

So it works in a variety of different apps and a variety of different situations. If you ever want to undo something and don't see an obvious Undo button on the screen anywhere just give your iPhone or iPad a shake and a lot of times you'll get this prompt to undo the action that you just did.

Comments: 3 Responses to “Undo Mistakes On Your iPhone or iPad”

    2 years ago

    Hi, Notes was accidentally deleted on my Iphone. Can I get it back with the contents also? Hope you can help me. Thanks a lot.

    2 years ago

    Janet: You can download the “Notes” app from the App Store. If you were storing your notes in iCloud, then you’ll get all of your notes back.

    2 years ago

    Thanks for this. Undo mistakes by shaking your phone. Appreciate the tip. Happy Thanksgiving.

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