Has someone ever sent you an email or a text message that used a character that you didn’t know was available on the iPhone? There are a number of different ways that you can insert one of these characters into a note, text message, or email, but some of them can be added using just the default keyboard that your iPhone already has.
One of the characters available to you with the default English keyboard on the iPhone is the upside down question mark or upside down exclamation point. Our tutorial below will show you where to find these characters and how to insert them if you would like to type one of them.
How to Insert an Upside Down Question Mark or Exclamation Point in iOS 11
The steps in this article were performed on an iPhone 7 Plus in iOS 11.3. By completing these steps you will use the iPhone’s default English keyboard to insert an upside down question mark or exclamation point into something that you are typing on the device.
Step 1: Open an app that uses the iPhone’s default keyboard, such as Mail, Messages or Notes.
Step 2: Position the cursor at the point where you want to add the upside down question mark or exclamation point.
Step 3: Press the numbers button (123) at the bottom-left corner of the keyboard.
Step 4: Tap and hold on the ? or !, then choose the upside down version of that character to insert it into the message.
Now that you know how to add an upside down question mark or exclamation point on your iPhone 7 you will be able to use that type of punctuation in the text messages and emails that you send.
Are you using these symbols because you are typing in a languages where there are used a lot? Find out how to add a keyboard in a different language on your iPhone if there are other characters from a language that you would also like to use.
Matthew Burleigh has been writing tech tutorials since 2008. His writing has appeared on dozens of different websites and been read over 50 million times.
After receiving his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Computer Science he spent several years working in IT management for small businesses. However, he now works full time writing content online and creating websites.
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