What Is Smart Punctuation on iPhone

Imagine typing on your iPhone and noticing the punctuation marks looking polished and stylish—it's the magic of Smart Punctuation! Let's see how to use it on your iPhone keyboard.

Gorilla updated on Apr 18, 2024 | Home > iOS & Mac Topics

Imagine typing a message on your iPhone and noticing that the quotation marks, hyphens, and ellipses look more polished and refined than usual. This is the magic of Smart Punctuation, a feature that subtly enhances the appearance of your text for a more sophisticated look.

What Does Smart Punctuation Mean on iPhone

Smart Punctuation is a feature on iPhones that automatically adjusts the appearance of certain punctuation marks to improve readability and aesthetics in text. This feature includes the use of:

  • "smart quotes" for quotation marks
  • "smart dashes" for hyphens and dashes
  • "smart ellipses" for three dots

Smart Punctuation helps enhance the visual appeal of text and is enabled by default in the keyboard settings on iPhones. Users can toggle this feature on or off based on their preferences.

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How to Turn On/Off Smart Punctuation on iPhone

To turn on or off Smart Punctuation on your iPhone for keyboard, follow these steps:

Step 1. Open the Settings app on your iPhone. Scroll down and tap on "General."

Step 2. In the General settings, tap on "Keyboard."

Step 3. Toggle the switch next to "Smart Punctuation" to turn it on or off. (Green means it's on, white means it's off).

enable or disable Smart Punctuation

By following these steps, you can easily enable or disable Smart Punctuation on your iPhone based on your preferences.