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How to turn off and disable the 'Shake to Undo' feature on your iPhone

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How to turn off and disable the 'Shake to Undo' feature on your iPhone
Apple's Shake to Undo feature that lets you delete what you just typed or entered as author in stock apps like Messages, Mail, Calendar, Notes, or Contacts, can be pretty annoying at times. Fret not, though, as, since iOS 9 hit the tape, Apple lets you disable this option.

Created with accessibility in mind, but not bumpy rides on rural roads, Shake to Undo often results in distracting pop-ups, asking you whether you want to delete all of what you just keyed in, requiring one extra step to clear them out. If you think you can make do without Shake to Undo (pun intended), and the annoying pop-ups, there is an easy way to turn this otherwise noble accessibility feature off.

1. Go to Settings>General>Accessibility;
2. Scroll down to the Shake to Undo feature, which is on by default, and disable it with the slider switch. 

That's all, folks, you won't have to deal with pesky pop-ups and text disappearance on rickety country buses anymore.

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posted on 04 Feb 2016, 07:20

1. Modest_Moze (Posts: 112; Member since: 23 Mar 2015)


Does anybody use this?

posted on 04 Feb 2016, 08:10

2. xondk (Posts: 1140; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)


Wait...shake to undo is on by default? and as an 'accessibility' feature?
That seems very very odd.

accessibility is supposed to make for easier use for people with some issues, yet any person that might have shaking hands or such wouldn't want it on by default, and who of normal people would use this? especially if it prompts?

This seems, like a very weird choice.

posted on 04 Feb 2016, 08:38 2

3. darkkjedii (Posts: 19470; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Man you guys dig deep to bash Apple any way possible huh?

posted on 04 Feb 2016, 09:37

5. xondk (Posts: 1140; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)


You seem a bit sensitive? I said it was very weird? just because something is weird, at least in my book doesn't mean it is bad, just....weird?

posted on 04 Feb 2016, 08:40

4. villagerguyz (Posts: 87; Member since: 22 Jul 2015)


I don't see any of my friends that owns iPhone use this feature.....

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