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Question: how do I type '~' on iPhone

I woke up this morning unable to use my phone because I had a constant message telling me to 'Type in the password for the ***Account ... '

This isn't even an account I use for anything I do with my Apple products (iMessage etc) but I was unable to cancel the popup.


My question is how do I type the '~' (tilde?) icon on an iPhone.

Seems obvious; Press '123' then press '#+='... Nope.

I changed one of my passwords last night to contain a '~' (which is now chaged again) but it seems that the ~ on the iPhone is a different Character to the '~' on the MacbookPro that you type by pressing 'Shift ` '.

I also have to clarify that I did make sure I was typing my password correctly.

I also made a test case to confirm that a ~ on the Mac will work but typing it on the iPhone won't work.

I know I can change my pass (and did) but (I probably shouldn't mention this) I know that I have a ~ somewhere in 1 or 2 of my other accounts' passwords ( not just email ) and I don't want to have to go through the hassle of getting to my Mac to change a password to access an account that I-probably-won't-need-to-but-needed-to-on-my-iPhone-at the-time-by-the-time-I-got-back-to-my-Mac.

tl;dr -

Could someone tell me how to replicate the ~ sign that the Macbook types on the iPhone please?

Thank You,

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Press the 123 key then the #+= key then press the ~ key (4th key along on 2nd row) as you describe - that's the only tilde character and is the same as on a Mac.

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Nov 3, 2016 2:28 PM in response to sheferd In response to sheferd

With all due respect, your question is unclear. The references provided in order to specify the problem you seem to be experiencing are vague, at best. The symbol "~" (w/o quotes) is called a "tilde" and it's primary application is script used in front/back-end code. The tilde symbol is located on every Apple product—below the "esc" key on the upper left side of the keyboard on your product. You must hold "shift" and "~" (the tilde key) simultaneously.

Nov 3, 2016 2:28 PM

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Nov 3, 2016 2:43 PM in response to Slybootie In response to Slybootie

Slybootie wrote:

With all due respect, your question is unclear.

Actually it's totally clear, namely how to make a tilde ~ on an iPhone, and he got the correct answer 4 years ago. Your answer is useful only for Macs. To provide help to Mac users, you should go to a different forum, e.g.

macOS Sierra

Nov 3, 2016 2:43 PM

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Nov 3, 2016 2:50 PM in response to sheferd In response to sheferd

Apologizes, I misread your question. The tilde (~) symbol is the same on all Apple products, in both form and function. On the iPhone, it's located in the kepapd's numbers/symbols section—bottom left keypad press "123" key, which changes keys from alphabetical to numerical, then press the "#+=" key on the numerical keypad, which will change it to the symbol keypad—that's where you will find the tilde key (~).

I incorporate the tilde symbol in my passwords as well; it functions universally and properly on my Apple products (iPhone, iPad, iMac, MacBook Pro).

Good luck!

Nov 3, 2016 2:50 PM

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