Hidden feature in your iPhone keyboard
Written by Brent Sheets
The iPhone onscreen keyboard conveniently offers a button within Mobile Safari. Wouldn’t it be nice to have this feature available in iPhone Mail, too? And why stop at .com – having other popular top-level domain choices would also be helpful. Here’s how to reveal these hidden choices on your iPhone keyboard.
iphone mail keyboard
The next time you need to enter a top-level domain for a Web address while in iPhone Mail, simply hold down the period key for 2 seconds to open an extended set of top-level domains, including, , and . Then simply slide your finger to select your choice.
iphone safari keyboard
Mobile Safari already offers a .com button on its onscreen keyboard but holding down this button for 2 seconds will display the other top-level domain choices, as well. Just hold down the .com key for 2 seconds, then slide your finger to choose.
iphone international keyboard
Do you often use international top-level domains? Tapand go to and select from 30 international keyboards, besides English (at least in my iPhone v2.2.1 5H11).
If you select two or more languages, a Globe key will appear to the left of the space bar. You can repeatedly tap the Globe key to cycle through your languages to include the international top-level domain as an additional choice. For example, selecting the Czech international keyboard would add thedomain to the row of choices.