Where is the Degree Symbol on a Physical Keyboard?

Want to insert a degree symbol inside your document? numbers on the right side of the keyboard), and it's often a feature on 15.6” laptops too. Degree Icon (°) is a unique symbol that is generally not possible on your computer’s keyboard.

Though the degree sign can be observed in very few computer keyboards it’s very rare. This is a very valuable sign that we need to use exactly.

Degree Symbol on the Keyboard

Degree Symbol '°' PC Press down the Alt key, and on the numeric keypad on the right of the keyboard -

  • Type 0176 or Alt+ 248.
  • Mac Press Option Shift 8.
  • iOS From the iOS keyboard.

The degrees symbol is used as a symbol to intimate temperature, to express degrees of arcs, and even to reduce the variety of musical harmony.

It can be a very useful symbol in chemistry, physics, and other fields of study. There are various ways to interpret the ° symbol on our computer keyboard.

How to Type the Degree Symbol

Insert the degree symbol by employing a keyboard option. Place the cursor where you want to enter the degree symbol.

On your keyboard, press Alt + 0176. Degree Symbol on Microsoft Windows PC Press and hold the ALT key and type 0 1 7 6 on your keyboard.

Please make sure the NumLock is on and type 0176 with the leading zero. If you don't have a numeric keypad, simply press and hold the Fn before copying the 0176 numbers of the degree sign.

Insert Degree Symbol in  Word

This system works only for keyboards that combine a 10-key numeric pad. The simplest way to type a degree symbol in a word document is to apply the keyboard shortcut.

When you require to type a degree symbol, place the cursor where you need it in the word document and press the keyboard shortcut 'Ctrl + Shift + @' and then 'Space'.

In case you are querying, the Space key should be pressed immediately after the first shortcut.

Hold down the Alt key, and on the numeric keypad on the right of the keyboard, type 0176 or Alt+ 248.

Degree Symbol Keyboard Shortcut

The keyboard alternative to typing the degree symbol on Windows is Alt + 0176. 

To type the degree symbol on a Windows PC using the shortcut, obey the following instructions -

  • Enable Num Lock by pressing the Num Lock key.
  • Use Fn key plus NumLk to turn on Num Lock on laptops without the numeric keypad.

How to type degree symbol on a laptop without a number pad

Compared to the user guide and it's truly true - HP truly does make a laptop externally any kind of numeric keypad. You may use the following methods to get a degree symbol on the laptop that doesn’t have a number pad.

  1. Copy and Paste from here (°) Degree Symbol.
  2. Select the degree symbol from Character Map. The most common way to execute a number pad on a laptop keyboard that doesn't have a real one is for the top-row 7, 8, 9 to be the number pad's 7, 8, 9; U, I, and O become 4, 5 and 6; J, K, and L become 1, 2 and 3, and M becomes 0.

These temporary codes are available via the Fn key and also become effective if you hit Num Lock.

How to Type the Degree Symbol

Hold down the Alt key, and on the numeric keypad on the right of the keyboard, type 0176 or Alt+ 248. There is a different way to insert the degree symbol on the mac using the Special Characters Menu.

This is a long process but there is one great benefit that you get an extra symbol for Degree Celsius and Degree Fahrenheit. To obtain it, place your cursor where you’d like to enter the degree symbol.

How to access Degree Symbol on Mac '°' Keyboard?

Typing the Degree Symbols on Mac -

  • Option+Shift+8 produces one like this - Temperature Symbol: 85°.
  • Option+K types a symbol like this -  Degree.

As seen in the screenshot above, you have a choice of three-degree symbol options: one each for degrees Fahrenheit and Celsius, and a plain degree symbol.

Just double-click your desired symbol to insert it at the current location of your mouse or trackpad cursor.

Degree Symbol on Chromebook

Typing unique characters with a Chromebook can be done by applying Unicode.

Here's a Typing Symbols in Unicode 00B0, °, Degree symbol. Just type Ctrl+Shift+u at the same time, deliver them, type in the 4-character Unicode, then press the space bar.

So for the degree symbol (°), for example, type Ctrl+Shift+u at the same time, release them, type 00B0, then press the space bar. 

Type Special Characters with a Chromebook

So for the degree symbol (°), for example, type Ctrl+Shift+u at the same time, release them, type Duration: 4:29 Posted: Feb 22, 2016.

Press Ctrl + Shift + U in any input field on Chromebook, you’ll get a little underlined “ u ” on your screen.

Type 0 0 B A and press Enter to get the degree symbol º. “00BA”  is the Unicode for the degree special character on Chromebook.

How to Make a Degree Symbol on a Chromebook

From what I have found (typing in google docs using an Acer Chromebook) is that you don't need to press control when you press "b".

The Degree Symbol is '°' a typographical symbol represented by a small raised circle.


Identify that both Degree Symbol from a keyboard option and Degree Symbol from the Menu ‘Special Characters’ opinions are good. You can use the most comfortable for you according to the type of constraints and the text features.


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