Currency Symbols: How to Type the Yen Symbol on Your iPhone

Have you ever had the frustration of needing to use the yen symbol in a text or email and being unable to find it on your phone? After all, in addition to being Japan's currency, the yen is Asia's most traded currency, and the third most traded currency in the world. So surely Apple must have a way for iPhone users to type the yen symbol, right? Good news, there's an easy trick for typing the yen symbol on your phone. Let's learn how to type the yen symbol on your iPhone's keypad .

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If your iPhone is currently set to the English keyboard, you have seven different currency symbols, including the yen, 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 yen symbol.
  • Now lift your finger up, and the yen sign will appear in your message.

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There's one more way to find the yen symbol:

  • Tap on 123.
  • Tap on #+=.

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  • Choose the yen character from the options that appear.

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Leanne Hays is a Feature Web Writer at iPhone Life.  She loves reading and blogging, and is never without a book in her backpack or an audiobook on her phone. Short-term goals include finishing painting her house and starting an aquaponics farm, long-term goals include a bike tour of Italy and writing a novel.