How to enter diacritics on iPhone and iPad

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If you look at the iPhone keyboard, you’ll see standard alphabets and symbols.Therefore, if you want to enter complex words such as: Cafe, How can I place that small line (accent mark) on top? e!! please do not worry. it’s simple. This quick guide will show you how to enter diacritics on your iPhone.

What is a diaeresis symbol?

According to, diacritics are symbols that tell the reader how to pronounce a letter. For example, the small symbol above the e in the word cafe indicates that “” must be pronounced.e‘So’ay, ‘like Caffey..

Diacritics are also known as diacritics, diacritics, diacritics, or accented characters. Such marks include lines, dots, and wavy lines. These are primarily displayed above or below the letters, and in some cases between the two letters. For more information, please visit this Wikipedia page.

Now that you have a basic idea, I’ll show you how to do it with your iPhone keyboard.

How to enter accents on iPhone

  1. Open an app where you can enter notes, messages, etc.
  2. Press and hold Keyboard keys Check the accent and diacritic.
  3. Slide your finger to reach the desired accent.
  4. Release your finger and enter the highlighted character with the diacritic in the text field.

    How to enter accents on iPhone

important: Not all alphabets support this. For example q Key, nothing happens.IPhone keyboard keys that support accented characters a, c, e, i, l, n, o, s, u, y, z.

Additional Information: Not only alphabet keys, but also symbol keys such as $,’,-, &, long press to display additional punctuation.

Extra symbols when holding down the punctuation key

Note: If you are using an iPhone with 3D Touch (iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max), press and hold the keyboard key Then raise the cursor. Therefore, on these models, lightly press and hold the key (rather than force it) to display the accent.

This is a way to get and use diacritics using your iPhone keyboard. Most third-party iOS keyboards like SwiftKey also support this. The procedure is the same. Just press and hold the key!

Finally, if you are using an external keyboard on your iPad, you can enter diacritic characters by holding down the Option key and pressing the Enter diacritic key.

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