How to Type Degree Symbol in macOS

Degree Symbol macOS

There is no degree symbol in the default keyboard of macOS. Then how will you type the degree symbol if you want? In several cases like typing the temperature or longitude and latitude, we often need to put a degree symbol. Although there is no degree symbol on the keyboard, you can easily put the degree symbol in macOS. In this article, I will tell you how to type the degree symbol in macOS.

Keyboard shortcut to type degree symbol on macOS

Press Option+K keys at the same time to insert a small degree symbol. (For example, 47˚)
Press Shift+Option+8 keys at the same time to insert a slightly larger degree symbol (For example, 47°)

Alternatively, you can insert Degree Symbol from the Emoji & Symbols.

Press Control+Command+Space Control+Command+Space to open the Special Characters dialogue box.

Type Degree Symbol in macOS

Here, search for degree in the search box and it will show you the degree symbol. Click on it to insert the degree symbol.

Now you know how to type the degree symbol on Mac. The fastest way is to use the keyboard shortcut for typing the degree symbol. I personally prefer OPTIOn+K for quickly putting degree symbol.


Deepanker Verma is the founder of Nerdy Guides. He is a tech blogger, software developer, and gadget freak. He also runs TheWPGuides, and Techlomedia

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