Paragraph characters - write § on the iPad, iPhone and Mac

The paragraph sign or paragraph sign is rarely used in everyday life. However, it can happen that you need it on the Apple Mac under macOS or on the iPad and iPhone under iOS. How to get to the § symbol via the corresponding keyboard, I will explain that to you in text, image and video below.

Enter the paragraph character § on the Mac

Entering the symbol using the physical keyboard is very easy on the Apple Mac with OS X or macOS as well as on the Windows PC. You can find the "§" as the second assignment of the 3 above the letter field. To activate the second assignment of the number key, press the Shift or Shift key (⇧) and hold it down while pressing 3. And you've already written the paragraph sign on your Mac;)

Writing paragraphs on a Mac and Windows PC is super easy using the keyboard.

Writing paragraphs on a Mac and Windows PC is super easy using the keyboard.

Paragraph signs on iPad and iPhone

Writing paragraphs on iOS is not that easy. On both the iPad and the iPhone, you have to be a bit more familiar with the keyboard. So the first thing to do is to switch from the letter overview to the number and special characters overview. There you then hold down the commercial AND, ie the "&". The selection from & and § now appears. If you move your finger, which is still on the display, to the § symbol and let go, you have written a paragraph under iOS. Enter the procedure for paragraph characters on the iPad as a short one Video:

It works just as easily on the iPhone. If you want to enter a paragraph character on the iPhone, it looks like this:

The paragraph symbol on the iOS keyboard on the iPhone (Apple iPhone X with iOS 12).

The paragraph symbol on the iOS keyboard on the iPhone (Apple iPhone X with iOS 12).

Enter special characters on Mac and PC

It is not only when writing a paragraph symbol on Apple devices that you can be left at a loss. You may also need help with other special characters. Here is a small overview of the other typing and writing instructions from Sir Apfelot:

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