I saw a couple of people asking on Twitter today how to get accented characters on the iPhone without having to change the default language on your device.  It’s kind of like the iPhone headphone button — you don’t know they’re there unless you stumble upon them.  All you have to do is click on the character you want an alternate for, say a “u”, and hold it until another menu pops up.  From that menu you can select your alternate, in my case a “ü“.  Attached below is a quick video of the process.

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