Between sending iMessages, jotting down notes, and composing emails, you type a lot on your iPhone. No doubt you were in the middle of an important task when everything came to a screeching, intrusive deadlock with a fraudulent “undo” popup forcing you to close it before continuing typing. Can’t stand the OS anymore – here’s how to stop it.
Since iOS 9, you can shake your iPhone with Apple to undo text that has been entered or deleted. It wasn’t a bad idea, especially in 2016, but the pop-up is path too easy to trigger. Given that there are much better ways to undo text these days (all with no invasive popups, mind you), you shouldn̵
To prevent these pop-ups from ever affecting your typing experience in iOS 13 and later, go to Settings -> Accessibility -> Touch. Then tap the switch next to “Shake to undo” to turn it off. From now on, iOS no longer recognizes even the slightest shaking as an undo command, so you can type in peace.
Remember, disabling Shake to Undo affects more than just text. So, if you’ve been scribbling in Notes or just deleted an email that you want back, shaking your iPhone won’t undo your last action. If you never use it and just find it annoying, then you shouldn’t miss it at all.
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