How do you make a tilde

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  1. IOSGOD

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    I just want to make a regular one ~ where is this
    I am on an English keyboard


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    Hold down N and select Ñ from the resulting popup.

    The Portuguese à is also available on the English keyboard.

    Or if you want a standalone tilde, you get to it from the 123 key followed by the #+= key, and you'll find it 4th from the left on the middle row.
     
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    Also, the iPad can have more than one language keyboard active. So if you're typing, perhaps en Español a lot, you can add that keyboard and switch back and forth as needed.

    Though if you use the accented characters only occasionally, almost all of them are avialable as KevinJS described. Just tap-hold on the keyboard character that most resembles them. Lots of other hidden character as well.

    I found this handy when I attempted the Duolingo app.
     
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    haha lol i totally misused it i did not have my glasses on i thought that this was an -
    thanks
     
  5. Dagwood

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    i tried the above advice ie hold down the letter eg N and select n with tilde but for some reason it does not work. In fact I get an n plus an h.
    Puzzling, any suggestions?
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    Don't lift your finger right away. Slide it up from the 'n' to the 'ñ' , then lift it. If you lift it befor you select the alternate character you'll just end up tapping the letter underneith, in this case the 'h'.
     
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    Ah! So simple, many thanks.
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    No problem.
     

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