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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5 Comments

1. Modest_Moze

Posts: 184; Member since: Mar 23, 2015

Does anybody use this?

2. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 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.

3. darkkjedii

Posts: 30972; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

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

5. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 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?

4. villagerguyz

Posts: 96; Member since: Jul 22, 2015

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

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