Apple has made it easy to edit and format text on your iPhone or iPad — all you have to do is touch, hold, and get to work!

Spelling mistakes, missing words, auto-correct malfunctions, and even using the wrong words can really screw up your communication. No one expects you to be perfect the first time you do anything, including typing a sentence. has made it super to any you have typed, which means you shouldn’t have to stress too much when it comes to typing anything on your phone. Whether it’s messages to friends or important thoughts in the Notes app, editing can be done with ease, and multiple different ways.

How to quickly fix spelling mistakes on iPhone and iPadHow to use the auto-correction feature to correct a mistake on iPhone and iPadHow to stop the auto-correction feature from correcting a mistake on iPhone and iPadHow to turn off the auto-correction feature on iPhone and iPadHow to cut on the iPhone and iPadHow to copy on the iPhone and iPadHow to paste on the iPhone and iPadHow to bold on iPhone and iPadHow to italicize on iPhone and iPadHow to underline on iPhone and iPad

How to quickly fix spelling mistakes on iPhone and iPad

Simple spelling mistakes are very quick to find and fix. Whenever you spell something wrong you will notice a red-dotted line will appear below the misspelled word and you can fix them with just a few simple taps.

Tap on the misspelled word. It will have a red-dotted line underneath it.

Tap on the correct spelling of the word that appears above.

Tap on the misspelled word and then tap on the correct spelling of the word that word.

Note: If there is no suggested spelling to replace the misspelled word it means the word is misspelled so badly that it can’t identify what the correct spelling should be. Demoralizing, perhaps, but it happens to everyone. If that is the case try retyping the word a little differently and try again.

How to use the auto-correction feature to correct a mistake on iPhone and iPad

The auto-correction feature can be a little tricky. The point of auto-correct is to be able to fix spelling mistakes as they come up rather than after you have typed everything out. Sounds like a dream come true, right?

Start typing words.As you spell something wrong, auto-correct will show you the word it will replace it with.

Tap on the spacebar and just keep typing.

As you type a misspelled word the auto-correction feature will kick in and show you the word it will replace the misspelled word with. Just keep typing to let it automatically.

Auto-correct will just automatically swap the words out.

How to stop the auto-correction feature from correcting a mistake on iPhone and iPad

The auto-correct feature is a ruthless robot and won’t recognize the difference between slang and a misspelled word. You can always override the auto-correct feature in instances where you want to keep the word you typed.

Start typing words.As you spell something wrong, auto-correct will show you the word it will replace it with.Tap on the auto-corrected word to dismiss auto-correct feature.

Keep on typing.

As you type a misspelled word the auto-correction feature will kick in and show you the word it will replace the misspelled word with. Just tap on the auto-corrected word to dismiss the feature.

Important note: The auto-correct feature will actually learn from you if you stop it from correcting you a couple times on the same word. So if you use a slang word often it should only take a few times of telling auto-correct to leave it alone before it will stop correcting that word for you.

How to turn off the auto-correction feature on iPhone and iPad

Auto-Correct is infamous for being really not helpful if you aren’t paying close attention. If your fingers move faster than your brain sometimes the auto-correct feature may change way too much. And, instead of having just a few spelling mistakes on your screen, you have a whole new sentence – or even paragraph – that doesn’t make a lick of sense. If it’s getting too annoying for you, you can simply just turn it off.

Launch the Settings app from your Home screen.Tap on General.

Tap on Keyboard.

Launch the Settings app, tap on General, and then tap on Keyboard.

Tap on the on/off switch next to Auto-Correction.

Tap on the On/Off switch next to the words Auto-Correction.

Now that ruthless spelling robot is deactivated. You can turn it on again anytime by just repeating the above steps.

How to cut on the iPhone and iPad

Just like on any computer you can cut text you don’t want. Whether it’s a word or a whole paragraph it’s to say goodbye to anything you have typed in the blink of an eye.

Select the text you want to cut.

Tap the Cut button from the menu bar that just appeared.

Select the text you want to cut and then tap the cut button one the menu bar above.

Whenever you cut text, it will save to the clipboard. This means you can then Paste it wherever you’d like. You can only have one thing saved to your clipboard at a time, so make sure you know what you are doing before you go in fingers blazing.

How to copy text on the iPhone or iPad

Copying text will save it to your clipboard so you can then Paste it anywhere you want.

Select the text you want to copy.

Tap the Copy button from the menu bar that just appeared.

Select the text you want to copy and then tap the copy button one the menu bar above.

Now that text is saved to your clipboard. You can paste it in any text field you want. It doesn’t even have to be in the same app. You can only one item saved to your clipboard at any given time, so make sure you copy and then paste before you copy again.

How to paste text on the iPhone or iPad

In order to paste something, you need to have something saved to your clipboard. Which means, you need to have text already cut or copied.

Tap and hold the screen where you want to paste.Wait for the magnifying bubble to appear.Let go of the screen.

Tap on the Paste button.

Tap and hold where you want the pasted text to go, let go once the magnifying cursor bubble appears, and then tap the paste button one the menu bar above.

Whatever you have on your clipboard will now appear where you want it to.

How to bold text on iPhone and iPad

Whether it’s using italics for emphasis, or bolded text for clarity, formatting text can add a spice to your words!

Select the text you want to be bold.Tap the arrow on the menu bar.

Tap on the BIU button.

Select the text you want to be bold, tap on the arrow on the menu bar, and then tap on the BIU button.

Tap on the Bold button.

Tap on bold.

How to italicize text on iPhone and iPad

Select the text you want to be bold.Tap the arrow on the menu bar.

Tap on the BIU button.

Select the text you want to be bold, tap on the arrow on the menu bar, and then tap on the BIU button.

Tap on the Italic button.

Tap on Italics.

How to underline text on iPhone and iPad

Select the text you want to be bold.Tap the arrow on the menu bar.

Tap on the BIU button.

Select the text you want to be bold, tap on the arrow on the menu bar, and then tap on the BIU button.

Tap on the Underline button.

Tap on Underline.

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