Easily Type Website Domain Names with iPhone Keyboard Shortcut

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Browsing the web has never been easier with this iPhone keyboard shortcut that allows you to quickly bring up a list of the most commonly used web domains. Whether you’re typing a .com, a .edu, or a .gov, web domain or email.

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  • Save time when entering email addresses on your iPhone.

Use This iPhone Keyboard Shortcut to Bring Up Commonly Used Domains

To learn more about your iPhone features, sign up for our free Tip of the Day newsletter. This iPhone keyboard shortcut is one of the simplest tools you can use while drafting an email or navigating to a website on your browser, such as Safari, Chrome, or Firefox. All you need to do is follow the steps below.

  1. Open your preferred web browser.

    Open your web browser of choice.
  2. Tap the address bar.

    Tap the address bar.
  3. Tap and hold the period key in the lower right.

    Tap and hold the period key in the lower right.
  4. You will be presented with a list of domains.

    You will be presented with a list of domains.
  5. While still holding the period key, slide your finger to select one of the listed domains. Alternatively, if you let go immediately after the menu appears, .com will automatically be inserted, since it is the first selection.

    Slide your finger to the left and right to select one of the listed domains.

Depending on your region, you may see a different list of domains than the ones pictured above. For example, users in the UK may see options for a .uk or .co.uk domain. If you have installed different language keyboards on your iPhone, you'll also see options more common in those languages' countries of origin. Additionally, this trick also works when typing in email addresses. Now that you know how to use this keyboard shortcut on iPhone, you can type URLs much quicker, allowing for faster web browsing.

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Rhett Intriago

Rhett Intriago is a Feature Writer at iPhone Life, offering his expertise in all things iPhone, Apple Watch, and AirPods. He enjoys writing on topics related to maintaining privacy in a digital world, as well as iPhone security. He’s been a tech enthusiast all his life, with experiences ranging from jailbreaking his iPhone to building his own gaming PC.

Despite his disdain for the beach, Rhett is based in Florida. In his free time, he enjoys playing the latest games, spoiling his cats, or discovering new places with his wife, Kyla.