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The iPhone doesn't have a Currency Converter app built-in. However, you can use the Stocks app to do the same thing.

1. Go to the stocks app
2. Add a new stock
3. Use the format <Currency symbol 1><Currency symbol 2>=X (example to convert US Dollar to Canadian Dollar would be USDCAD=X)
Done!

Add as many as you want. I've added CAD, EUR and ZAR. Now if only the USD were stronger Frown


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Where do you get the list of 3-character symbols for the various currencies?
 
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This worked for me in finding the Pound, so others here might work too.


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You can get them here.

quote:
Originally posted by Donna:
Where do you get the list of 3-character symbols for the various currencies?


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So, why does this not work in the Apple Stocks desktop widget? Typing in USDEUR= returns "No matching symbols". You'd think the iPhone and Touch programs would work the same way.
 
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quote:
Originally posted by Donna:
So, why does this not work in the Apple Stocks desktop widget? Typing in USDEUR= returns "No matching symbols". You'd think the iPhone and Touch programs would work the same way.


Because you left off the "X"
try USDEUR=X


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Thanks for the tip, Terry. That works great.
 
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