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Your iPhone keyboard has two HUGE hidden secrets — and they’re game-changing

YOUR iPhone keyboard hides some brilliant secrets — and two of them are particularly good.

Even if you’ve owned an iPhone for years, you might have missed some of its best features.

You can turn your iPhone keyboard into a handy trackpad

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You can turn your iPhone keyboard into a handy trackpadPhoto credit: Apple/The Sun

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Hidden 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.

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Well, there’s a precision cursor trick hidden in there Apple keyboard if you know where to look.

It effectively turns your keyboard into a laptop-style trackpad.

This will bring up a cursor on the screen that you can drag across the screen.

And it allows you to move precisely between characters in text without furiously tapping the display.

Just hold down the spacebar when you’ve entered text.

The keyboard suddenly turns into a trackpad that you can drag your finger to move the cursor.

It’s a really handy trick that will completely change the way you text messages.

Hidden Characters

There are many hidden characters that you can unlock on the iPhone keyboard if you know how.

There are some obvious ones to start with.

If you tap the 123 in the bottom left corner and then the icon button above ABC, you’ll see more icons.

What is more exciting, however, is what happens when you press a button with your finger.

This will present you with new options to type.

Many standard letters of the English alphabet have variants that you can access in this way.

For example, hold down the letter A and you can add accents, tildes, and umlauts.

But you unlock even stranger characters when you try out the technique on symbols in the iPhone keyboard.

Hold down a hyphen to unlock the longer (and even longer!) en hyphens and em hyphens.

And if you press and hold a dot, you’ll see an ellipsis.

If you press and hold common symbols like the comma, quotation marks, and question mark, new symbols will appear.

You can also unlock the degree symbol (for angles and temperatures) by pressing and holding the number zero.

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