How to Use the New 3-Finger Gestures to Undo & Redo Typing on Your iPhone

* This post is part of iPhone Life's Tip of the Day newsletter. . *

One of the new ways to save time while typing on your iPhone in iOS 13 is a three-finger swipe or tap gesture that can be used to undo or redo in any app that allows text editing. You can use this gesture instead of Shake to Undo to undo or redo typing and other edits on your iPhone, whether you're using individual keys or Quick Type. In fact, you can go ahead and turn off Shake to Undo completely, because you'll want to use this new gesture instead!

Related: How to Switch between Keyboards on Your iPhone

Master your iPhone in one minute a day:

Sign up to iPhone Life's Tip of the Day Newsletter and we'll send you a tip each day to save time and get the most out of your iPhone or iPad.

Master your iPhone in one minute a day:

Sign up to iPhone Life's Tip of the Day Newsletter and we'll send you a tip each day to save time and get the most out of your iPhone or iPad.

How to Undo & Redo Typing on the iPhone

  1. Open the keyboard in any app that allows text typing, and tap the text field to open the onscreen keyboard.
  2. Type your message using individual keys or Quick Type.
  3. To undo your last edit, swipe left or double tap with three fingers.
  4. You'll see a brief pop up that says Undo.

    type your message on your iphoneswipe left to undo or delete your text
     
  5. To restore your last edit, swipe right with three fingers.
  6. You'll see a brief pop up that says Redo.

    swipe right to redo your deletion on you iphone

Now you've learned a quick and easy way to edit in-app messages! 

Top image credit: YIUCHEUNGShutterstock.com

Master your iPhone in one minute a day: Sign up here to get our FREE Tip of the Day delivered right to your inbox.
Leanne Hays's picture

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.