YOUR iPhone has a hidden gesture that you may not even know exists.
It’s a whole new way to copy and paste that every iPhone owner should learn.
If you’ve ever copied and pasted on Iphoneyou’ll know that it can be frustrating at times.
But there is one gesture that makes it very simple.
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It works using pinch and spread gestures.
First, highlight some text that you want to copy.
Then pinch three fingers together on the screen.
This will copy the text.
Then do the opposite (by spreading your fingers pointing outwards) to paste what you copied.
This trick works on anything you want to copy.
In fact, it even works on photos.
If you go to your Photos app and do a three-finger pinch, you can quickly paste that image into another app.
It’s an easy way to quickly move pictures into WhatsApp or Messages.
For text, you can also add an additional latch and it will turn your Copy into a Cut.
That means the text will be deleted instead of simply copied.
That’s not all
That’s not the only quirky method of moving photos.
Just go to your Photos app and hold your finger on the photo.
Then, without publishing, navigate to the Messages conversation and drop the image on the icon bar.
The photo you choose will then appear in Messages.
You can even select and hold multiple photos at once.
And many applications support this feature, so you can share to many places.
It doesn’t just work from the Photos app.
Late last year, we revealed how you too can share iPhone photos from other places – include Google Images in web browser.
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