A TIKTOK tech guru has unveiled a nifty iPhone trick that not many people know about.
user @betimm_b showed their 700,000 followers on the Chinese platform how to turn their iPhone keyboard into a trackpad.
The trick requires you to tap and hold the spacebar when typing with the standard iPhone keyboard.
It makes life easier by providing a handy way to quickly edit text when you’re typing something in a hurry.
How to access the hidden iPhone trackpad
If you have ever used one iPhone to type, you know that sometimes it can be difficult to go back to correct or add parts.
This is especially true if you’re trying to edit a word midway through, as it’s difficult to place the cursor.
Well, there’s a precision cursor trick hidden in there Apple keyboard if you know where to look.
Just hold down the spacebar when you’ve entered text and the keyboard will go blank.
You should see the cursor enlarged on the screen.
You can slide your finger on the blank keyboard to drag the cursor to the point you want to edit.
The trick effectively turns your keyboard into a laptop-style trackpad.
It allows you to move precisely between characters in the text without furiously tapping the display.
That’s not all…
Tapping points may not seem like a burden, but it slows you down.
That’s why Apple built in a cheeky abbreviation iOS to make it even easier to finish a sentence.
If you double-tap the spacebar after a word, the first space will be converted to a period.
That way, you can keep typing with just letters and the spacebar without ever having to reach down to the period.
And when you’re trying to type a web link, tapping .org or .edu can be frustrating.
A better solution is to long press on the dot, which brings up shortcuts for many popular website endings.
This should make it easier to quickly type a website’s address.
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