by Richard Stokes

I love technology yet sometimes it can be rather annoying. One of my little annoyances with the new iOS on the iPhone happens when I am texting someone and I slightly turn my iPhone to the side; as the screen changes to landscape mode, the entire text window changes to the handwriting interface.


My kids love this feature but I’m not really a fan, especially when I have things to do. Here’s how to turn that off.

keyboardNext time you are texting and this happens, tap the keyboard image (bottom right corner) and your phone will remember that you prefer to type rather than to handwrite. Now even when your phone changes to landscape mode, the typing feature is still the default setting and you won’t switch into handwriting mode.

handwriting settingIf you want to go back to the handwriting option, tap the handwriting icon at the bottom right of the keyboard (when you are in landscape mode) and the phone will take you back to that default setting.


Richard Stokes - Network 1 ConsultingRichard Stokes

With 18+ years working in the technology sector in a combination of outside sales and strategic consulting, Richard is committed to delivering the right solutions and services for clients and business partners. or 404.997.7652

Network 1 Consulting is an 18-year- old, IT Support company in Atlanta, GA. We become – or augment – the IT department for law firms and medical practices. Our IT experts can fix computers, but what our clients really value
are the industry-specific best practices we bring to their firms. This is especially important with technology, along with regulations and cyber threats, changing so rapidly. We take a proactive approach to helping our clients use technology to gain and keep their competitive advantage.

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