The weather is heating up, and it won’t be long before everyone is talking about how hot it is where they live. As they do, many social media posts are going to be missing something.

The degree symbol.

People are going to write things like, “It’s 26 out” or “It’s 26C out”.

The proper way to write temperature would be “It’s 26º C out.” But how do you create the degree symbol? It’s not on the keyboard. I already have articles I’ve written for writing the degree symbol on the Mac and PC, as well as how to make the degree symbol on the Chromebook.

But what about on an iPhone (or any smart phone)?

Well, unlike Macs, PCs, or Chromebooks, you can’t do a key combination on an iPhone. What you can do, however, is access the extra characters by holding down certain keys. For example, look what happens when we hold down the 0 key on an iPhone:

The 0 key expands to offer you not only the 0, but a degree symbol as well. While holding down the 0 key, slide your finger to the degree symbol, then let go. You’ve inserted your first degree symbol using an iPhone.

While you’re at it, check out some of the other keys to see what extra symbols you have on your iPhone. Let us know in the comments below if you found this tip useful.

About Kim Siever

I am a copywriter and copyeditor. I blog on writing tips mostly, but I sometimes throw in my thoughts about running a small business. Follow me on Twitter at @hotpepper.

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