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Inserting a dash within an email address.

Discussion in 'iPad Help' started by mgosnell, Feb 15, 2013.

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    I hope I am not overlooking something that should be a simple thing however I cannot seem to be able to use a dash with an email address when using the mail app on my ipad2. Thanks much in advance for any assistance.
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    Hm. The dash character should be at the bottom right of the keyboard when the keyboard is in email entry mode.


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    If for some reason the keyboard is in normal mode the dash is found second row down on the left, after tapping the ".?123" key (bottom left).
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    Hi and welcome to the Forum!

    I have a hyphen in my email address.........Twerppoet has the right info......as always! ;)
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    Thank you Twerpoet! I had to enter my keyboard settings and choose qwerty. My daughter had added an emoji emoticons keyboard to my ipad which I removed. Another interesting thing I noticed in your keyboard photo was that you have a microphone key. I can't seem to acquire a keyboard with that key? Not that I need one but just curious what may be different.
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    iPad 2 doesn't have Siri, which is why later model iPads have a microphone on their keyboard.
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    Never thought of the QWERTY setting, or that the alternatives would be different enough to make a difference in this case. Glad you found it.

    The microphone is for dictation, and as Kaykaykay said, not available on iPad 2 and older. You also need to be running iOS 5 or newer. And, it needs to be turned on. On iOS 5 I think it was under Settings > General > Keyboard, but I'm not certain. Under iOS 6 it gets turned on when you turn on Siri under Settings > General > Siri.

    It's different because the 3rd generation iPad only had dictation under iOS 5. Full Siri support did not come until iOS 6.

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