How to Type the Trademark & Copyright Symbol on iPhone (iOS 15 Update)

Here's how to type the copyright symbol, trademark symbol, or registered trademark symbol on your iPhone or iPad.

Here's how to type the trademark symbol, copyright symbol, or registered symbol on your iPhone and iPad. There are three ways to type the TM symbol, R circle symbol, or C circle symbol on your iPhone keyboard, and they're all quick and easy. 

Related: How to Switch Between Keyboards on Your iPhone

How to Get the Copyright, Trademark & Registered Keyboard Symbols on iPhone & iPad

You can use any of the three methods below to type the copyright symbol, trademark symbol, or registered symbol on your iPad or iPhone keyboard. Before you use these tips, be sure to enable your iPhone Emoji keyboard and Predictive Text

How to Type the TM Sign, R Circle & C Circle Keyboard Symbols with Predictive Text

Apple's predictive keyboard feature is the quickest way to type the trademark sign on your iPhone. To do this, open an app where you can type using your iPhone or iPad keyboard, then:

  1. Type copyright; the C circle symbol will appear in your QuickType options. Tap it to replace the word copyright, or type a space, then tap C circle to show both.

    copyright symbol iphone keyboard
  2. Type registered; the R circle symbol will appear in your QuickType options. Tap it to replace the word registered, or type a space, then tap R circle to show both.

    registered symbol iphone keyboard
  3. Type trademark; the TM circle symbol will appear in your QuickType options. Tap it to replace the word trademark, or type a space, then tap TM to show both.

    trademark symbol iphone keyboard
  4. You can type any of these symbols as often as you need in your message.

    copyright, registered, and trademark iphone symbols

How to Type the Trademark Symbol, Registered Symbol & Copyright Symbol with the Emoji Keyboard

Get started typing your message in any application that uses the keyboard. For this example, I'm using Messages. Next:

  1. When you're ready to use the trademark, copyright, or registered trademark symbol, tap on the smiley face icon on the lower left of your screen.

    type copyright symbol from emoji keyboard
  2. Now, look to the right of your emojis menu and tap the Symbols option with the musical note and percentage sign in it.

    type copyright symbol from emoji keyboard symbols
  3. Tap the Circle R symbol, Circle C symbol, or TM symbol. 
  4. Once you've used these symbols often enough, they'll appear in your Frequently Used emoji menu.

    frequently used emoji

How to Type the Copyright Symbol, Trademark Symbol & Registered Trademark Symbol with Copy & Paste

You probably won't need a third method to make the copyright or other keyboard symbols but, if needed, you can copy and paste symbols on your iPhone. To do this:

  1. Find the symbol you need, then touch and hold it until a menu appears, and tap Copy.

    copy the copyright symbol
  2. Touch and hold the area in the body of your text where you want to insert the symbol and tap Paste.

    tap paste in the text
  3. The symbol will be inserted into your text.

    copyright symbol copy and paste
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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.