Every grammar nerd can now relax.
We show you how to use the punctuation you thought you couldn't find on your phone.
1. Em dash
Grammar nerds, quit cringing every time you’re forced to write “–” when you really wanted “—.”
Hold down the hyphen key to reveal three more marks: an en dash, em dash, and bullet.
Drag your finger to the em dash (or whichever you need), and your correct punctuation appears. Voila!
2. Accent marks
You don’t need to change your keyboard language to access the characters needed to write “résumé” instead of “resume.”
Just do a long press on the E key.
After a second or so, new options will show up, from È to Ȩ.
Same goes for any other accent, tilde, or umlaut you might need; you’ll find all the options under the corresponding letter (or punctuation mark if you want an inverted question mark or exclamation point).
3. Degree symbol
When you want to complain about how cold out it is, don’t settle on writing out “ten degrees” when you can condense it to “10°” by holding down an iPhone’s 0 key, which reveals the degree sign.
On an Android phone, you can find the symbol by switching to the numeric keyboard, then hitting the secondary Symbols button to bring up more options – including the degree sign.