I’ve just bought my first iPhone (a 5c). But I fear I may have made a mistake; the on-screen keyboard is cramped for my poor fingers. With an older phone, the physical keys help with positioning, but the screen keyboard loses this feedback. Any suggestions? Jon Transom ‘Fat fingering’ isn’t the exclusive preserve of the older texter, but if you arrive late to smartphones, it can be a shock. Twenty-somethings have lived most of their phone-owning lives in the age of the iPhone and they have the motor control and the muscle memory to cope with touchscreen keyboards. Turning the phone sideways (so that the keyboard is in landscape mode) helps, as does holding the phone in both hands and typing with your thumbs. If that doesn’t give you a good enough hit rate, try Swype (69p). This lets you type by sliding your finger from one letter to the next without lifting it up. It sounds like it would be harder, but the word recognition is actually significantly more forgiving.