How to Make Two Dots Over an E Using iPhone
By David Weedmark
Updated August 23, 2018
Accents are not as common in English as they are in other languages, but the Apple iPhone provides you with most of the accents you will ever need. You can insert an "e" with two dots over it, which is called diaeresis mark, simply by holding down the "E" key on the iPhone's virtual keyboard until accented options appear. If you correspond with business contacts in other languages, like French, Spanish or German, you can quickly add accents to other letters the same way without having to change your iPhone's keyboard or language options.
Type an email, text message or note as you normally would using the iPhone's onscreen keyboard.
Touch and hold the "E" key. In less than a second, a pop-up menu opens showing a list of accent options, including a grave accent, circumflex and an "E" with the two-dot diaeresis.
Drag your finger to the accented "e" you want to use. Lift your finger and the accented "e" appears in the text you are typing.
Many other keys reveal additional accents and symbols if you touch and hold them. For example, if you touch and hold the question mark key, you can select the upside down question mark symbol used in Spanish.
Information in this article applies to an iPhone using iOS 6.1. It may vary slightly or significantly with other versions or products.
A published author and professional speaker, David Weedmark has advised businesses and governments on technology, media and marketing for more than 20 years. He has taught computer science at Algonquin College, has started three successful businesses, and has written hundreds of articles for newspapers and magazines throughout Canada and the United States.