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How to Get Degree Symbol on Keyboard [PC, Mac, Android & iOS]

Find the possible ways in which you can insert degree symbol on any keyboard on any device.

Anyone would have noticed a handful number of symbols while typing on the keyboard. Do you know where is the Degree symbol on the keyboard? If no, then how would you be able to type degree symbol on the keyboard on your device? Never panic as this section will introduce you to the keyboard shortcut for the degree symbol.

What is Degree?

Degree symbol (°) is a typographical symbol used in different fields. This symbol looks like a small raised circle. This symbol was first recorded in 1657 in mathematics. Anyone would have noticed the degree symbol after monitoring the body temperature in the hospital. It is most often used on a weather report. The degree symbol is used while representing the degrees of temperature, degree of arch in geographic coordinate systems, diminished quality in musical harmony, etc.

How to Get Degree Symbol on Keyboard

Learn the possible ways in which you can get a degree symbol on different devices and keyboards.

On Windows PC

There are multiple ways in which you get a degree symbol from Windows PC/laptop keyboard. Get into to know all of them.

Using Keyboard Shortcut,

Place the cursor where you want degree symbol and use the following Degree symbol keyboard shortcut on PC

  • Hold the Alt Key and use the numeric keyboard to type 0176. You will get °
  • Similarly, you can also hold Alt key and type 248

Note: Keep Num Lock turned on.

Using Character Map

You can use the control panel to open the Character Map on the PC to use the degree symbol from the keyboard.

(1). Launch Character map app on Windows PC.

Launch Character Map-Degree Symbol on Keyboard
Launch Character Map

(2). When it opens up, select Advanced view check box.

Check in Advanced View
Check in Advanced View

(3). On the Search for field, type as degree sign and tap on the Search button.

Search for Degree sign-Degree Symbol on Keyboard
Search for Degree sign

(4). You should double click the degree symbol to copy it.

Note: When copied, you will find it on Characters to copy field.

Copy Degree Symbol-Degree Symbol on Keyboard
Copy Degree Symbol

(5). Click on Copy button to proceed.

(6). Now, open the document or notepad into which you want to use the degree symbol.

(7). Just press Ctrl+V and you will find degree symbol pasted over there.

In MS Word,

(1). Launch Microsoft Word document on your PC.

(2). Keep your cursor where you want degree symbol to appear.

(3). Tap on Insert tab > select Symbol > choose More Symbols.

Click on More Symbols-Degree Symbol on Keyboard
Click on More Symbols

(4). Choose Font as Times New Roman and Subset as Latin-1 Supplement.

Select Degree Sign
Select Degree Sign

(5). Select Degree symbol and click on Insert button.

On Mac PC

Even the Mac keyboard has no degree symbol. However, you can get this symbol with keyboard shortcuts. Upon placing the cursor on the app or document where degree symbol should appear,

Press Alt + 0 or press Option key + Shift + 8 simultaneously.

When keyboard shortcut fails, then do this,

(1). Click on Edit option on Notes or any document.

(2). On the drop down, select Emoji & Symbol.

(3). Select Punctuation tab on the left pane.

(4). Double-click on degree symbol and it gets inserted next to cursor blink.

On Android,

You can insert the degree symbol from Android keyboard. Here is how.

(1). Launch an app that uses Keyboard. Say Messages.

(2). Tap on the text message section and click on ?123 on the keyboard.

(3). Then click on +\< to get the secondary symbol section.

(4). Click on degree symbol and it will be pasted over there.

On iOS,

iOS users can get degree symbol on those apps that support Keyboard.

(1). Open any app that uses keyboard on iOS. For example, iMessage.

(2). Tap inside the Text field box and click on 123 button.

(3). Press and hold 0 button to open a pop-up menu.

(4). Choose Degree symbol and when you release, it will be inserted over there.


That’s simple and easy to use degree symbol on keyboard irrespective of the device and platform you own. If you know any other ways to easily get the degree symbol, leave a comment below.

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