Currency Symbols: How to Type the British Pound Symbol on Your iPhone

Have you ever found yourself wondering, "How do I use the pound symbol on my phone?" Britain's Pound Sterling is the fourth most traded currency in the world at the moment, and 3.2 million people traveled to Great Britain last year for vacations or business—that's a lot of people needing to change their money to pounds! Let's get started learning how to type the pound symbol on your iPhone's keypad so that you can communicate easily and effectively about Britain's currency wherever you are in the world.

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If your iPhone is currently set to the English keyboard, you have seven different currency symbols, including the pound, available to you. To access the currency symbols first open an application that requires typing, such as Messages.

  • With the keyboard on screen, tap the 123 button in the lower left corner.

  • Tap and hold your finger on the dollar sign, your other currency options will pop up.

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  •  Keeping contact with the screen, slide your finger up and over to the pound symbol.
  • Now lift your finger up, and the pound sign will appear in your message.

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There's one more place to find the pound sign on your keyboard.

  • Tap on 123.
  • Tap on #+=.

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  • Tap on the pound sign in the keyboard.

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Leanne Hays

Leanne Hays is an SEO Content Strategist and Feature Writer at iPhone Life, and has written hundreds of in-depth how-to and troubleshooting articles. She's a former Associate Editor for iPhone Life magazine, and has written for the Iowa Source, as well as web content for education marketing. Leanne has an associate's degree in education, with a focus on curriculum development, as well as a bachelor's degree in science. She has over nine years of experience with SEO, social media management, and web development and writing. Despite years of web work, Leanne is by no means an early adapter; she's only owned a smartphone for five years, which makes her highly sympathetic to the learning curve of new iPhone owners. She enjoys making reader's lives easier and putting her education experience to work by walking them through the most practical ways to use Apple devices, step-by-step.

In off-work hours, Leanne is a mother of two, homesteader, audiobook fanatic, musician, and learning enthusiast.