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Old 04-07-2013, 17:46
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Just got an iphone5.Texting seems an absolute nightmare.Is there any way to make the screen bigger.Don't want to have to use a pointer a not my hands to text.

how does everyone else get on?
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Old 04-07-2013, 17:47
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Just got an iphone5.Testing seems an absolute nightmare.Is there any way to make the screen bigger.Don't want to have to use a pointer a not my hands to text.

how does everyone else get on?
Testing what?
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Old 04-07-2013, 17:57
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sorry texing!
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Old 04-07-2013, 18:00
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Well I suppose you could use the 3-finger tap to magnify gesture, but other than that there's not much you can do. The screen is just small.
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Old 04-07-2013, 18:05
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The screen is smaller than Samsung Galaxy but it's hardly tiny. The keyboard for texting is a fairly intuitive even for people with big fingers. Just try not to overpress the buttons and you should be fine. You can enlarge the text size on Messages and emails but the keyboard stays the same.
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Old 04-07-2013, 18:07
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Have you tried turning the phone on its side?
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Old 04-07-2013, 18:09
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I always use the voice dictaphone. Never had a problem. It does take some getting used too. Just keep Giving it a go.
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Old 04-07-2013, 18:10
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OP, is this your first touchscreen phone?
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Old 04-07-2013, 18:13
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OP, is this your first touchscreen phone?
Yes. How did you guess?
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Old 04-07-2013, 18:29
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Yes. How did you guess?
Just a hunch! Don't worry, you'll get used to it really quickly, I think. It just takes a little bit of time to adjust from using buttons. The autocorrect is pretty good on the iPhone too, so if you hit roughly the right keys you'll usually get the right word!
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Old 04-07-2013, 19:15
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Is there any way to make the screen bigger
Yes, if you still have the 30 day return option then the Galaxy S3 does it.
Cheaper and huge all round.
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Old 05-07-2013, 07:13
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You'll get used to it.

After being a long term Blackberry/physical keyboard fan, my first few weeks with an iPhone was a nightmare.
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Old 05-07-2013, 08:55
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The screen is small yes but the auto correct on the iPhone is generally quite good so you just have to trust it. Be as precise as you can but try and be reasonably quick too. You will hit the wrong keys a lot and most the time it will pick up what you mean. Just review every text afterwards for mistakes. Click on the mistake and sometimes a list of suggestions will come up, or if it gets highlighted then as soon as you start typing again it will delete the old word and start again.

I'm sure there will be sme YouTube guides on how to use the keyboard.

Granted, I now have an s4 that has a larger screen, but even with my fat fingers the keyboard on the iPhone wasn't too bad..... Still prefer the s4 keyboard etc.

Just give it some time.
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Old 05-07-2013, 23:32
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Just got an iphone5.Texting seems an absolute nightmare.Is there any way to make the screen bigger.Don't want to have to use a pointer a not my hands to text.

how does everyone else get on?
As someone else has suggested, try voice dictation. I do 90% of my texts that way and it gets most of them word perfect first time. Much quicker than typing.
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Old 06-07-2013, 10:47
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Is it just through Siri or is there another way you do it?
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Old 06-07-2013, 11:12
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Is it just through Siri or is there another way you do it?
When you bring up the keyboard just touch the microphone symbol next to the space bar.
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