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

Leanne Hays is a 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.