Using The New QuickPath Keyboard To Swipe-Type On Your iPhone Or iPad

With iOS 13 and iPadOS you can now swipe-type using the default standard keyboard. Apple calls it QuickPath and it can significantly speed up your typing on the tiny iPhone touch screen. You can also use it on the iPad, but you have to switch to the floating keyboard first.

Comments: 19 Responses to “Using The New QuickPath Keyboard To Swipe-Type On Your iPhone Or iPad”

    Will
    2 months ago

    Gary have you compared swipe typing with dictation? Which is quicker?For myself I still prefer dictation as the most efficient option.

    2 months ago

    Will: Which is faster depends on the person. Practice with either helps too. Dictation is hard to use unless you are in a room by yourself.

    Greg
    2 months ago

    How do you get back to the regular keyboard on the iPad?

    2 months ago

    Greg: Just drag back to the bottom of the screen.

    Greg
    2 months ago

    Thanks Gary…and also 3 fingers pinch out does it

    Jill
    2 months ago

    It appears that with the new iOS and QuickPath keyboard, we’ve lost the ability to move the cursor with deep touch on the keyboard. Is this correct? I used that feature extensively and really miss it!

    2 months ago

    Jill: Just tap and hold the spacebar.

    Jill
    2 months ago

    Gary, you just made my day! Works like a charm, thank you!!!!

    Ro Vinson
    2 months ago

    I agee with Will. Speaking (Dictation) is a much better choice 95% of the time.

    Lori
    2 months ago

    Getting the floating keyboarder only 1/15 tries (even attempted shutdown & different apps). Advise?

    2 months ago

    Lori: 1/15 tries? What do you mean? Perhaps you are getting the gesture wrong?

    Lori
    2 months ago

    The floating keyboard only came up one time. Watched your video twice to make certain I was correct in the instructions. Just discovered that it will work for me if the spilt keyboard function is enabled; won’t work if that function is disabled.

    Eddie
    2 months ago

    The iPhone 11 pro max has a slightly larger keyboard than the smaller iPhone 11 pro. Which size keyboard would you find it easier to swipe type on?

    2 months ago

    Eddie: I don’t know if the screen size is enough to really make much of a difference.

    Adrian Turner
    2 months ago

    Pointless exercise because it doesn’t work on IPhone 7

    Zack
    4 weeks ago

    @Adrian Turner
    It absolutely does work on iPhone 7. This post was done with slide typing on the 7 with no problems

    Old Man Dabby pants
    4 weeks ago

    @Gary Rosenzweig you may not have a solution for this, but I find when slide typing, every few words, it just won’t glide, it’ll just print the first letter of the word and I have to delete it and then retype the word. Anyone else have this problem?

    wgKohl
    2 weeks ago

    I cannot get iPhone swipe to recognize “asleep”. It always comes up with “sleep”. Anyone know how to get the “a” included in my swipe?

    2 weeks ago

    wgKohl: Swipe-type “asleep” and then look at the three suggestions above the keyboard. One should be “asleep.” Tap that to change sleep to asleep. After a few times of doing that it should get better at recognizing that you want to use the work “asleep.”

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