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When I want to undo some typing on Notes or Pages, I have to shake my ipod-touch like a crazy (and afraid that it may throw from my hand).

Isn't there a way to configure the "shake sensitivity", or change this command for, say, a button?

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I can't think of an answer to this question more useful than "No", unfortunately. Unless there's something available via jailbreaking... – Dan J Mar 6 '12 at 0:17
Try pivoting/tilting along the home-/power-button axis while shaking the whole device up and down - i.e. rotating your hand while moving it up/down. This may help to trigger the "shake" command. – iolsmit Mar 6 '12 at 2:03
up vote 3 down vote accepted

As of iOS 5, there is no way in stock iOS to adjust the shake gesture sensitivity.

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Ok, the @iolsmit commend also helped me. – Tom Brito Mar 7 '12 at 13:34

In settings use accessibility to turn on assistive touch. That gives you a virtual home button which includes many things including shake. Touch the virtual home button, touch device. One of the options under device is shake.

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That's an alternative, but much more complicated. – Tom Brito Mar 7 '12 at 13:33

You can use this option while u r typing text in message or in notes or in any application.

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Which option are you referring to? Please keep in mind that the order of answers may be different for different users, so please make your answer stand on it's own. You can change your answer by clicking on the "edit" button. – patrix Oct 9 '13 at 20:03

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