You might have given a try for typing the symbol of degree either in a document or online. The main issue which appears here is that the degree symbol is not available on the keyboard.
It never matters which of the device you are in use, either PC, Mac or iOS, having a shortcut for the degree symbol is not that obvious.
As with the various hacks of the keyboard, here we will get to know how you can get the degree symbol by which you don’t have to waste time in searching it.
As we all know that the degree symbol is used for the expression of angles as well as measurements, it is also used for the expression of temperatures too which can be measured in both Fahrenheit as well as Celsius.
Here we have explained how you can get the degree symbol on various devices.
# Windows 10, 8, 7 or Vista
Firstly, begin with opening the Start button. For that, click on the logo of Windows which is located at the downward side to the corner of the given screen.
Now you have to type their character map. It will search the program of Character Map there.
Then click on the Character Map. It appears as the app in the rectangular form at the upward side of the Start Window. It will now open the Character Map on the screen.
After that, you have to check the check box of Advanced View. This box is available next to the window of Character Map. If you get that the Advanced View Window is checked already, then move to another step.
Now we have to go for a search for the degree symbol. In the given Search for text box, located at the downward side of the window, type degree design there.
Then click on the search button. You will only find the degree symbol on the screen.
The degree symbol is also available in the sixth row of the given window.
For the selection of the degree symbol, double-click on it. It is located at the upward side to the left corner in the Window of Character Map.
Then, click on the Copy button. Such an option is available at the right side of the text field of Characters to copy.
Now you have to go to the place where you want to have the degree symbol. It can be a post, text document, or an email.
Do the copy-pasting of the degree symbol. Now click on the field of text where you need to have the degree symbol. Then press the keys of Ctrl + V for copying the degree symbol.
We can also use a keyboard shortcut for this. If the computer includes a number pad on the keyboard on its right side, then you can use this shortcut for the insertion of the degree symbol. By holding down the key of Alt located at the rightward side of the keyboard.
Now you have to type there either 248 or you can type 0176. Then release the key of Alt. If such a method is not working, then press the key of Number Lock for turning on the Number pad and then give it a try.
Firstly, visit the place where you need the degree symbol. It can be either a website or a document. Now click on the field of text where you need the degree symbol.
Do the use of keyboard shortcuts for inserting the degree symbol. We can either press the keys of Alt + 0 or the keys of Option + Shift + 8 together.
If you find that such a shortcut is not responding, then click on the Edit button. Such an item of the menu at the upward side of the given screen. The menu of drop-down will occur on the screen.
Now click on the Emoji & Symbols option. Such an option is available at the downward side of the menu of Edit. By this, it will open the window of Character Viewer.
Then click on the tab of Punctuation. It is located at the leftward side of the window of Character Viewer. Firstly, we have to click on the icon of Expand, which appears as the icon in the shape of a box at the upward right side of the given window.
Now we have to search for the degree symbol. It is located in the third row of the given symbols at the right of the ^ symbol. If you need a large degree symbol, then it is at the right of a similar row.
Then, by double-clicking on the degree symbol, it will insert it in the given field of text where the cursor is there.
# iPhone 12 (Older Version)
Firstly, open the app which does the use of the keyboard. We can easily add the degree symbol by the use of the keyboard of the iPad or iPhone, but we have to perform the switching first to the correct view.
Do the placing of the cursor where you need to insert the degree symbol. Click on the field of text where you need to type the degree symbol. The keyboard will now appear on the screen.
Tap on the 123 buttons on the keyboard. It is located at the lower side to the left corner. It will switch the keyboard and will show you numbers as well as symbols.
Now press and do the holding of the 0 buttons. If you are in use of the iPhone 6S or any new one, then press the 0 buttons lightly, as pressing it harder will activate the 3D touch other than the menu.
Then do the selection of degree symbol. Do the sliding down of the finger to the degree symbol. Take a proper check that it gets highlighted and then do the releasing of the finger. It will do the insertion of the degree symbol in the given text where you need it.
# Android (Phone/ Tablet)
Firstly, open the app which does the use of the device keyboard. The degree sign is located in the section of symbols of the keyboard in your Android device.
Do the placing of the cursor where you need to have the degree symbol. Tap the field of text. The keyboard will occur there.
Either tap the? 1or ? 123. They are located at the leftward side to the down of the given keyboard. It will bring the numbers as well as the symbols on the screen.
Now click on the button of secondary symbols. Many androids include two pages of symbols in them. For that, we need to switch to the view of the second one by clicking on the key which includes mathematics symbols. Most of the Androids respond to the > key for getting the second view.
After that, click on the button of degree sign. It will do the insertion of the degree sign in the given field of text. Now we have to copy-paste the symbol. Click on the copy button then click on the given field. Now paste it in the required place.
Here we get to know how you can insert the degree symbol in various devices. We discussed the easiest ways of inserting the degree symbols. It can be inserted also in a Word document and various places.
FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions
These are some of the frequently asked questions related to the Degree Symbol with complete information.
How do I type a degree symbol?
In order to type a Degree Symbol on Windows OS you need to press the Alt + 0176 keys using the keyboard.
What is the degree angle symbol?
A degree (in full, a degree of arc, arc degree, or arcdegree) is a measurement of a plane angle in which one full revolution equals 360 degrees. It is generally symbolised by ° (the degree symbol).
How do I insert the degree symbol in Word?
In Microsoft Word, choose where you want the degree symbol to appear. Type “0176” on the keypad while holding down the Alt key. The degree indicator will appear after you release the Alt key.
How do you type degrees on iPhone?
On your iPad or iPhone, press the 123 key on the iOS keyboard. The numerical keypad should appear as a result of this. The degree sign is accessed by tapping and holding the 0 (zero) key. This exposes the degree symbol, which can be chosen from a pop-up menu.