The first thing any iPad mini owner wants to do is learn how to create nice big bold underlined text so that they can fully express themselves. Ok maybe not, but knowing how to format text on your mini is still a useful skill to have. I’ll walk you through the simple process of creating bold, italic, and/or underlined text.
Before I do, it’s important to know that out of the default apps on the iPad mini, you can only create this type of text in the Mail app. It does not work in the Messages or Notes app unfortunately. Other 3rd party apps such as text editors or others may allow this type of text as well.
You Will Need:
- iPad mini
1 .Open the Mail app to get started.
2. Begin composing a new email message and type a few words in the body of the email.
3. Now press and hold your finger on top of one of the words until the “Select/Select All/Paste” menu pops up. Press either “Select” to select only the one word or “Select All” to select everything. Alternatively, you can double tap a word which will automatically select it. You can also adjust what is highlighted by dragging the ends of the highlighted text.
5. Press the”B I U” button to bring up the bold/italic/underlined options on your iPad. If you don’t see the “B I U” button, make sure that you have upgraded to the latest version of iOS.
And that’s basically it. You can select as much text as you want on your iPad mini and make it bold and/or italic and/or underlined. You can also undo any of these text effects by following the steps above again. For example, if you select a word that is already bold and hit “Bold” again it will go back to being plain text.