How to Disable Shake to Undo on iPhone

The Shake to Undo allows you to undo or redo an action, especially typing, by shaking your device. Mistakes are inevitable typing on your iPhone”s small screen. You get the annoying Undo Typing pop-up dialog message. This Shake to Undo feature is on by default. If you find this is being triggered unintentionally, you can disable this feature.

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The Shake to Undo allows you to undo or redo an action, especially typing, by shaking your device. Mistakes are inevitable typing on your iPhone”s small screen. You get the annoying Undo Typing pop-up dialog message. This Shake to Undo feature is on by default. If you find this is being triggered unintentionally, you can disable this feature. Let’s explore how to disable.

This is for the iPhone and iPad

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First, launch the Settings app by tapping on the Gear icon, usually found on the first page of your Home screen. Refer to below image:

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Accessing the Settings app

Next, tap on Accessibility. See below image;

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Accessing the Accessibility option

Now, tap Touch. See following image:

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Accessing the Touch option

Next, scroll down until you see a toggle labeled Shake to Undo. Tap the toggle to turn it off. Refer to below image:

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Disabling the Shake to Undo option

Alternative Methods

Tap to Undo: Double-tap three fingers on the screen to undo typing. In some apps, the text you’ve just typed disappears. In others, you might see an Undo button pop-up that you need to tap.

Swipe to Undo: Swipe left with three fingers on the screen to undo typing. Just like above, some apps will immediately erase what you last typed, and others will present an Undo button pop-up. If so, just tap it.

That’s it. This should make your typing less intrusive by eliminating the pop-up message on your iPhone or iPad.

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I am Raymond Oglesby, an Information Technology (IT) specialist with 30 years in the field. I have taught Microsoft Applications and troubleshot computers in 15 countries and many States. My career was focused on mainframes and desktops from application development to implementation. I have written hundreds of programs for various architectures. I decided to start a blog to share my knowledge and experiences with you. I plan on updating this blog at least twice a week about smart phone apps to Windows. Please feel free to leave a Comment or Tweet. I would love to hear from you. Do you have a computer tech question? I will do my best to answer your inquiry. Please mention the app and version that you are using. To help me out, you can send screenshots of your data related to your question.

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