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I have fat fingers hence this makes typing on the Iphone which has a small screen difficult , I always mistyped

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Are there any ways to overcome this problem ???

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I recommend turning the phone into landscape mode whenever possible (sideways orientation). This allows the keyboard to become significantly larger with each key being larger and having more space in between it and the next one.

There are some apps that are portrait only; they prevent you from using the landscape keyboard. However, many, probably the majority of, apps allow landscape mode. Basically all of the text-entry apps do allow landscape mode such as Messages, Email, Notes, Evernote, and the like.

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  • Please use that instead of which. The latter is not restrictive, but most of the time there is a restrictive intent and only that is restrictive. ("I only eat chocolate chip cookies that my mother makes." vs. "I only eat chocolate chip cookies, which my mother makes.") – ErikE Feb 18 '14 at 19:41
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    @ErikE, thank you for the suggestion. I welcome feedback. Also, as I'm sure you frequently do, feel free to edit my posts. – bassplayer7 Feb 19 '14 at 14:14
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Practice makes perfect, but the real differentiator between people that struggle to learn to type on glass and those that become proficient is the mindset when you learn.

I would encourage anyone struggling with this to give themselves a huge window to learn. Play around with the keyboard for 5 minutes, don't worry about your fingers covering the letters.

Also, experiment with the voiceover and assistive touch settings to see what different input lag settings do and also changing the entire meaning of a tap (with voiceover) does for your concept of touch control.

Also, when playing - see if you can place your finger in the empty zone between three characters (two on one row and the key below the gap). Plop your finger down but don't lift it. Then pivot it gently, rolling on the fleshy part of your finger and see how the contact area changes as you rotate your finger. You can drop your finger where you think the letter is and then adjust before lifting.

After playing a bit, you will quickly get better as long as you don't get too frustrated with yourself. Just as learning to ride a bicycle can be hard initially, this too is a fine motor skill you need to practice.

I've never met anyone that couldn't learn to type due to physical size of their digits. Of course nerve / control / other physical limitations such as missing bones or digits is an entirely different situation than being used to seeing where you tap and/or not training up a new skill.

If you have an issue typing, there are now switch controls, voiceover, assistive touch, accessibility options galore on iPhone and iOS.

If your issue is attitude or feeling it’s not worth learning a new skill since you prefer a keyboard you can connect a keyboard or buckle up and start learning a new skill.

Don’t allow yourself to think you’re too impatient, too old, too young, too busy, too frustrated or just don't care to learn a new skill. There's nothing wrong with any of that, but if you give yourself a few days to adjust I think you just may start to like the keyboard or at least reach a level of peace and possibly comfort with how the touch detection works.

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  • I appreciate the anonymous edit to burn this to the ground. Some of the thoughts here are way out dated and not correctly sensitive to the breadth of diversity so I’ve reworked the last bit. Hopefully this can age a little better the next 5 years. – bmike Oct 10 '19 at 12:28
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You can try a capacitive stylus for iPhone (like these ones).

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    Obviously one doesn't want to take out a stylus every time he wants to type. – Shane Hsu Feb 19 '14 at 14:28
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I can relate to someone who has a hard time typing using their fingers on the IPhone. I have something called Raynaud's Syndrome which makes my fingers cold all the time. Even in air conditioning my fingers and hands will turn a bluish purple color and I am guessing that is the reason that no matter how many times I put my fingers on the keyboard or another example when I try to answer a call and someone has left me a message and I need to press on voicemail nothing happens. My husband can come along and he puts his finger on it and gets it to work. Therefore, I always use a stylus to type. Being that I worked my entire career knowing how to type using both hands in the beginning this took me awhile to get my speed up, but now I can type really fast with a stylus. I see nothing wrong with using a stylus as long as it gets the job done.

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I had the same problem so I created an iPhone keyboard that solves this. It is free and open sorce.

http://www.milgra.com/fat-fingers-keyboard.html

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