This issue is so prevalent that Apple filed a patent in 2012 for “transparent texting” whereby the iPhone rear-facing camera would capture the surrounds behind the texting field. That way, you could text Lisa about dinner and still see that light pole in front of you. But, if you don’t want to wait for Apple to introduce this feature there are a few applications you can download right now.
How to walk and text without running into a pole
- Type n Walk Free
- Type n Walk $0.99
- Type while you walk Free
- Type While Walk
- CamText $1.50 [Jailbreak]
If you are jailbroken, CamText probably has the best reviews out of all the applications listed, so that would be my suggestion. If you are not jailbroken, any of the other applications will do, just don’t expect the full functionality of your regular Messages application.
Let us know which app helped you avoid running into people, poles, or trees in the comment section.
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