How To Make Degree Symbol On iPhone, iPad And Mac

When you are typing on your iPhone or Mac, sometimes you may need to type the degree sign. What exactly do you do at that time? Well, let me guess, you simply type ‘degree’, correct?

Well, that’s what most users do when they don’t know how to write the symbol on their iPhone,iPad or Mac. Yes, [°] this is the symbol we are talking about! 

Wondering how I typed it in? Well, it’s pretty easy to type the sign both on your iPhone and Mac. Let’s find it out how to make a degree symbol on iPhone, iPad, and Mac! 


Typing Degree Sign on iPhone 

Typing Degree Sign on iPhone


Now, before we move on, let me remind you that you will need to use the regular default keyboard of the iPhone to make it work. Of course, other custom keyboards can work, too, but I simply can’t guarantee you that this will work for those keyboards, as well. 

So, if you are using a custom keyboard right now, switch it to the default keyboard. To do this, you need to find the ‘Globe’ icon on the bottom left of the keyboard area. 

Once you locate the icon, simply press and hold it. This will make a list of keyboards pop out. The list includes all the keyboards you have installed for this device. So, from the list, you need to select the English (US) keyboard. This is the default keyboard of the iPhone, and you can use it to write a degree sign on your phone.

Okay, so now that we have set up the keyboard, it’s time to write the symbol down. 

Step 1: Open up any writing app, for example, the note app

Step 2: Turn on the numeric pad by clicking on the ‘123’ icon on the left bottom corner. 

Step 3: Now, press and hold the 0 key on the keyboard. 

Step 4: You will see that there’s a tiny degree sign on the left that is available for selection. Don’t take off your finger. Simply scroll your fingers to the left, and you will select the degree sign. 

Step 5: Release the finger. You will see that the writing area has a degree sign now. 

This is how you type the degree sign on your iPhone. 


Typing Degree Sign on Mac

How To Make Degree Symbol On Mac


Typing the degree sign on Mac is simpler than typing it on iPhone. Follow the steps for this. 

Step 1: Open up any writing software. For example, notes. 

Step 2: Now press the Option + Shift key at the same time. 

Step 3: Now, holding these two keys, simply press the ‘8’ button from the numeric section. 

Step 4: You will see that the degree sign has appeared in the writing area. 


Final Words 

So, this is how you type the degree sign on both iPhone/iPad and Mac. It’s pretty simple and easy; all you need to know is a bit of a trick that I have mentioned here. 


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