It’s time for another QuickTip (a very simple tip about the iPhone or iPod touch). I was reminded of this QuickTip yesterday when making a list in Notes.
QuickTip You can quickly and easily undo and redo text edits by shaking your iPhone. If you delete a portion of your typing, you can shake your iPhone and you will get a pop-up with the option to Undo. When selected, this will bring back the text you deleted.
If you delete more than one portion of test and you shake your iPhone again, you then get the option to Redo or Undo.
This only continues to work as long as the application stays open. Once you close, lets say Notes, you cannot reopen it and “Undo” you last edit.
The Undo feature works basically anywhere you can type. It works to it’s best ability in the Notes application where you can undo and redo any editing that you make. In other applications, it tends to undo everything you typed instead of just undoing the last text edit you made.
I was actually reminded of this QuickTip when I was making a list in my Notes application. I accidentally pasted a long url into my note. I was like, “Man, I really don’t want to sit here and delete this whole thing.” Then I was like, “Wait! I don’t have to” and I just Undid it.
This is a handy little feature that, I think, is easily forgotten about.