1. jewelz's Avatar
    I'm pretty new to the iPhone world and am curious how everyone else types. Index finger? Two thumbs? One thumb?

    I usually type with just one thumb and find that I'm pretty fast and have minimal errors.

    So, how do you type?
    05-28-2009 11:54 PM
  2. ericg1840's Avatar
    i type with two thumbs i was very use to using my blackberry i can text just as fast as i could before
    05-29-2009 12:00 AM
  3. rknowlt's Avatar
    Sometimes one thumb, sometimes two. Depends on if I'm trying to do anything else at the same time. I'm definitely faster with two thumbs, but one thumb isn't sluggish either.
    05-29-2009 12:31 AM
  4. Leanna Lofte's Avatar
    two thumbs!
    05-29-2009 01:57 AM
  5. Quaseem R.'s Avatar
    Two thumbs. I started out with my right index and worked my way up to two thumbs within a week. It's more fun than my old Blackberry Bolds keyboard.
    05-29-2009 02:18 AM
  6. PirateNinja's Avatar
    bust it like the FONZ!!!

    TWO THUMBS!! AAAYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!
    Last edited by PirateNinja; 05-29-2009 at 02:47 AM.
    05-29-2009 02:45 AM
  7. Allyson Kazmucha's Avatar
    Normally 2 thumbs, sometimes 1 if it's a short msg
    05-29-2009 03:46 AM
  8. rknowlt's Avatar
    bust it like the FONZ!!!

    TWO THUMBS!! AAAYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!
    Comic Gold. Well done.
    05-29-2009 04:13 AM
  9. Alli's Avatar
    I'm still working on one finger, but I'm going pretty fast that way.

    My daughter has this very cool thing where she uses the index finger of her left hand and her right thumb. She is incredibly fast and accurate.
    05-29-2009 06:54 AM
  10. sting7k's Avatar
    It depends, I do all three. But mostly 2 thumbs for long messages.
    05-29-2009 08:17 AM
  11. jewelz's Avatar
    Hmm one index finger and a thumb. Gotta try that one!
    05-29-2009 08:48 AM
  12. Alli's Avatar
    I need to get a picture of her doing it. She holds it in her left hand with her thumb at the bottom to balance it.
    05-29-2009 09:02 AM
  13. Tramain's Avatar
    two thumbs
    05-29-2009 09:08 AM
  14. jamesus's Avatar
    two thumbs!
    +1 for me two.

    Which reminds me...

    Question: Who has 2 thumbs and can type faster on his iPhone than any blackberry user?

    Answer: This guy!!!
    05-29-2009 10:57 AM
  15. Watcher's Avatar
    Two thumbs while in landscape mode and index finger, though occasionally one thumb in portrait mode.
    05-29-2009 11:25 AM
  16. JustinHorn's Avatar
    I do one finger if driving (while stopped at a light, do not text and drive) and otherwise 2 thumbs most of the time always in portrait mode. I can't stand landscape mode, the keys are so far apart and take up most of the screen. I hope before the final 3.0 they give you an option to turn this off for email and SMS. When texting from bed laying down I don't want it to turn landscape, thanks though!

    On a side note, I have actually been getting better typing with one finger without looking at the phone at all.
    05-29-2009 12:08 PM
  17. Brickman's Avatar
    I need to get a picture of her doing it. She holds it in her left hand with her thumb at the bottom to balance it.
    I love to see that!

    I am a "two thumb" guy myself. Way too long with the Treo.
    05-29-2009 03:08 PM
  18. jewelz's Avatar
    Thanks everyone for the replies! Looks like the majority types with 2 thumbs.
    05-29-2009 04:14 PM
  19. Thndrct619's Avatar
    I use two thumb ,but since I have read this thread I have been trying the one thumb, one finger approach and I am really enjoying it.
    05-29-2009 04:55 PM
  20. Leanna Lofte's Avatar
    My daughter has this very cool thing where she uses the index finger of her left hand and her right thumb. She is incredibly fast and accurate.
    I've been trying this out. I kinda like it, but I need to get used to it.
    05-29-2009 06:06 PM
  21. jewelz's Avatar
    Looks like Alli's daughter has started a new trend. I've been testing this way out too.
    05-29-2009 06:25 PM
  22. LovemyiPhone's Avatar
    Two thumbs up
    05-29-2009 06:55 PM
  23. charliej66's Avatar
    Two thumbs.
    05-29-2009 08:29 PM
  24. Alli's Avatar
    Can't wait to tell my daughter she's a trendsetter!

    Funny thing is, even with years on a Treo, I always used it one-handed, and therefore, one-thumbed.
    05-29-2009 11:06 PM
  25. Jdub's Avatar
    I can do ok with 2 thumbs in Landscape but 1 finger works best for me all around. I don't have the best dexterity to do 2 thumbs all the time because of an old dirt bike accident.

    Jdub
    05-30-2009 05:35 PM
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