iPad Typing Tip: Find & Use the Undo and Redo Keys


If you accidentally delete some text while typing or change your mind about the deletion, you can quickly undo your action without retyping. Or perhaps you want to quickly undo the text you typed without first selecting the unwanted text and then deleting.

Your iPad keyboard has an undo button. Just switch to the numbers keyboard and tap undo. The deleted text will reappear. Or the text you just typed will disappear.

Keyboard undo key

Change your mind again? You can redo your last text action using the redo key. You’ll find it on the math symbols keyboard.

Keyboard undo key


About Andy Brovey

Dr. Andy Brovey, The Portable Prof, helps others make sense and make use of digital tools through his work, websites and social media. He has over 30 years experience in educational technology, including teaching, administration and professional development. In 2007, Apple Inc. recognized his work and named him an Apple Distinguished Educator. He started this iPad Academy website shortly after the first iPad went on sale to help others become more comfortable and competent with the iPad, in person and online. His latest venture is Teach About Tech, a resource marketplace for technology trainers.