Less “clickety-clack,” more “woosh-swoosh.”
There’s an upcoming iOS update that might change the way we text on our phones forever, at least according to longtime Apple news leaker Mark Gurman from Bloomberg.
The new update will apparently allow users to simply ‘swipe’ on letters to input them on the text field. Currently, this feature is called Glide Typing, or more commonly referred to as swipe-to-text, and is available natively on Android devices.
This way of typing is hugely popular with Android users since it’s supposed to make texting much faster. Gurman says that Apple is planning to reveal the new feature at Apple’s presentation at the 2019 Apple Worldwide Developers Conference this June 3-7.
Gurman also adds that the feature will most likely be included in the iOS 13 update coming this September. However, there’s a good chance that Apple fans will be able to beta test the update before it rolls out to the rest of the public.
If you don’t want to wait for the update to get swipe-to-text on your iPhone though, there are a variety of third-party apps that you can download on the App Store that gives you this feature. One of the most popular options is Google’s Gboard keyboard. Previously, Swype was the most popular swipe-to-text app, but it was unfortunately discontinued in February of last year.