How To: Type the  symbol on your iPhone – revisited - Macenstein

How To: Type the  symbol on your iPhone – revisited

Hmm… What’s that other app…?

You may remember a couple years ago we told you how to go about typing the Apple Symbol  on your iPhone’s keyboard , and that subsequently Apple removed the ability to do so in a later update. While we never really could think of a good reason as to why you ever would WANT to type &#63743 back when you could, now that we can’t, and we have folders in iOS 4, there is a great reason (and workaround) for getting the  symbol back onto the iPhone, and we should thank faithful Macenstein reader Andrew for the tip. Read on

A long time ago back in the day with iOS 2.x you wrote an article about how Apple got rid of the  logo as a text option (when typing in the Japanese keyboard). Well now you can get the  logo back on the iPhone and it is quite easy. Using iTunes (I am using 10) you can simply rename a folder using your computer and type in the character, sync, and it works! Simply awesome. Here is my screen capture as evidence:

Looking good Andrew. And yes, this is a great way to label the folder you should have already made to hide the useless/little used Apple-made apps Apple forces you keep on your iPhone. Much better than my previous folder called “Apple Apps”.

So, now in the future, if you ever need that Apple Symbol, just go into “edit” mode, open your folder, and copy the symbol from that folder.

(And yes, you CAN just e-mail yourself the symbol from a Mac and copy and paste it into a folder name now that we have Copy And Paste, thus bypassing the iTunes step. And, if you want to bypass having a computer involved at all, simply copy the  symbol from anywhere you see it on this page from your iPhone, and then paste it into your folder). Oh, and for those that don’t know, you can make the Apple Symbol on a Mac by typing SHIFT+ OPTION+K.

50 Responses to “How To: Type the  symbol on your iPhone – revisited”
  1. Ja_sen says:

    Where did you get the Tron Legacy background?

  2. Danijel says:

    How did u get that MacChicks on you Dekstop? or what’s the link (if its a Safari app) Sharing is Caring 🙂

  3. Dave says: Get ? and more on your iPhone. No Mac necessary.

  4. Dave says:

    Huh, that was an apple symbol when I submitted the comment.

  5. Brad says:

    Cool tip!!

  6. bc says:

    ditto what Dave said – get Glyphboard instead

  7. The Captain says:

    Very cool! What other symbols do I want now? Ha, Ha,Ha!

  8. Joel says:

    how do you get MacChicks app or is it the URL for MacChicks in this site?

  9. Boesvig says:

    Ditto on the glypboard from Neven Mrgan.

  10. Oh Doc. What would we do without you!?

  11. Alan says:

    Tron aside … ask Andrew where his wallpaper is from …

  12. Wawan Banddite says:

    just email apple logo (shift+opt+K) then open your email from iphone, copy it and paste. hhe… (not using itunes)

  13. Uncle Miltie says:

    Ditto on that Mac Chicks… Where to Doc?

  14. Larry says:

    I think the chick with the gun in the photo looks like she wants to be the next Mac Chick.

  15. rand says:

    Or you could go to :

    and save that webapp on your phone and have access to all sorts of glyphs like the apple symbol. Works offline once you’ve saved it to your home screen.

  16. Aldo Johnson says:

    What’s a panda mask doing on that gal’s head? 🙂

  17. Casey4147 says:

    Nope, no Mac Chick or Macenstein apps coming up in an App Store search. Which, come to think of it, is a glaring omission on your folks’ part… So, what’s with the tease, Doc???

  18. Alan says:

    Yes … the picture is just so fascinating?

  19. thammy says:

    if I type the code on a txt hit the upper message button without sending and go back to the txt the logo appears like magic lol dont know why but it does

  20. Adam Urban says:

    One other way to do this: Type  in the text field of an SMS thread. Exit out of the message (by going back to all your messages), and then come back to the thread. your code will have turned into an ? which you can copy and paste as you see fit 😛

  21. Adam Urban says:

    One other way to do this: Type & # 63743 ; (With no spaces…) in the text field of an SMS thread. Exit out of the message (by going back to all your messages), and then come back to the thread. your code will have turned into an  which you can copy and paste as you see fit 😛

    (Interestingly, the code makes the symbol here, buy copying/pasting it doesn’t!)

  22. David says:

    Just wonder will the SHIFT+ OPTION+K work if iphone/ipad connect via the Bluetooth keyboard?

  23. Matt says:

    A tip too if you have Emoji installed, as I do, you can use any of the Emoji characters next to the names too. They look far better than the default glyphs.

  24. tekkie2706 says:

    … or you could compose an email note with all manner of apple symbols in different colours even an sync with iphone, them copy paste.

  25. Glitcher says:

    HERE IS THE EASIEST WAY OF ALL!!! if you are using your iPhone to view this page like me simply copy the ? seen anywhere on this page and paste.

  26. Duke Tang says:

    Link to wallpaper of girl with gun?
    And very fun tip!

  27. tom says:

    Hi there.
    How to type ` on iphone Please. Ex: va`
    ` is a key on left of #1 , below ESC key.
    Please advise. Thanks.

  28. Anony says:


  29. Wu says:

    That girl is Olivia Wilde. C’mon. You guys don’t know her? Lol. ????

  30. bluenova says:

    what I did so that I could type the ? anytime I wanted on my iPhone create the symbol in a message as described above then create a shortcut in your keyboard settings under general I used ioi so whenever I type ioi no matter what app I’m in its replaced with ?

  31. bluenova says:

    ? actually is ?

  32. khaasha says:

    how can u get the apple icon tecxting in the folder’s name ?

  33. Aaric says:

    Or you just copy and paste the apple logo from here liked did….?

  34. jon says:

    it won’t let me copy and paste the symbol to Facebook either

  35. gEN says:

    Why can’t you just copy paste the logo from this article if you are using an iPhone/iPad to read this – ? (I’m on iPad)

  36. gEN says:

    Oh right sorry my bad 🙂

  37. Justin says:

    ? go into the emails and type & •$# 9368 with no space exit out and back in and then it will look like this??

  38. Arian says:

    Just copy from here ,and no need of those difficulties with pc????
    Here you are 😕

  39. Svenning says:

    Well super, – I changed my company password at the office on my laptop using the ¤ as part of my password, but when I came home and wanted to get my mail on my iPhone – I had to type in my new password 🙁

    I can’t change my password from home, so found this tip, – typed the ¤ using my laptop and send a mail using my private mail adress – opened the mail using my my iPhone – and copied the ¤ and paste it into my company password 🙂

  40. Anonymous says:

    I just copied and pasted it from the title of this article.

  41. Zebby says:

    Or you can just not waste time and effort and copy the symbol And paste it wherever you like? ? ? ?

  42. Wilfri says:

    Make a keyboard shortcut with this apple logo ?.. For example: when typing all I have to do is type the letter a 3 times back to back(aaa) and the apple logo appears

  43. Alexia says:

    Just copy and paste the logo !!!!

  44. Lol says:

    Does anybody know the blank message thing where you copy and paste on iphone 5s and paste it on kik ?

  45. Majid says:

    Is it possible use instagram or another sign like apple sign in phrase replacement?

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