Have Fun Swiping the Quick Brown Fox – Exploring IOS 13 Quickpath

by | Dec 15, 2019

For a minute, I’d like you to think about how your learned how to type.  For many of us that went to school in the sixties, this was a typing class.  

I learned to type in a year-long typing class where we not only learned how to type but also learned how to format and type letter, memos and term papers.  At the time, the typing class was considered a necessary prerequisite for attending college.  

My typing classroom was equipped with both electric and manual typewriters with the front row occupied by the newfangled IBM Selectric typewriters.  It was the latest innovation in typing.


Today, I’m introducing another newfangled typing approach that comes in IOS 13.  Apple calls it QuickPath but it is more commonly called swipe typing.  

The concept of swipe typing requires you to slide your finger across the keys of the keyboard rather than tapping each individual letter.  You lift your finger only between words.  As a person in one of my classes said, it is sort of the equivalent of using cursive handwriting on your keyboard where you slide and loop between the letters.  

It’s a typing approach that is easy to try and you can decide for yourself if it is right for you.    On your iPhone with IOS 13, your test requires no setup or app installation.  Just start swiping.  

Find more details in this week’s featured Nugget.

The world record for fastest typing of a text message was done using swipe typing!

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IOS & iPadOS 13.3 – Recommended

IOS 12.4.4 for Older Devices – Recommended.

There was a flurry of IOS and iPadOS updates on December 10 and after letting the marketplace test it, we now recommend these updates.

Also, with the release this fall of iPadOS specifically for the iPad, we wanted to update our IOS Version Recommendation page so that you can see all of the current recommendations without having to scroll down several pages.

The current recommendations can be found on tabs.

You can always learn about our upgrade principles and track our upgrade recommendations online at: IOS Version Recommendation.

2020 Focus on Learning

The Senior Tech Club is all about learning and helping older adults master their technology.  With the new year, Senior Tech Club members will be able to participate in our 2020 Focus on Learning program.   2020 Focus will help you learn through a personalized plan delivered with email.  Stay tuned for more details!

January 2020 Events & Classes

Here are the upcoming classes scheduled for the month of January along with links where you can receive more information.

Woman’s Club of Minneapolis – January 7 – 1-3 pm Drop in Q&A Session

Woman’s Club Members can bring their iPhone or Android questions to the January 7 Drop-in Q&A Session.  More information is available on the Woman’s Club website.

Senior Tech Time – St Anthony Community Services January 13 2-4 pm

iPhone App to Help you Live your Life.  Topics cover  those iPhone & iPad apps that help you stay connected and effective including Contacts, Calendar, Notes & Reminders.

St. Anthony Community Services – 612-706-1166 or website

Senior Tech Time – St Anthony Community Services January 15 2-4 pm

Android Essentials – Covering topics like managing your phone, simplifying your home screen, silencing the ringer, making phone calls and basic text messaging.

St. Anthony Community Services – 612-706-1166 or website