A Hidden Feature In IPhone Turns Its Keyboard Into A Mouse

Jul

3

2017

Over its 10-year history, Apple’s iPhone has seen many improvements to make writing a good experience. However, editing the text still causes some suffering for users.

To address this, iPhone 3G-enabled phones (iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus, iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus) offer a hidden feature that turns the keyboard into a mouse to move the cursor quickly and accurately.

The IOS virtual keyboard on any iPhone phone with a 3D Touch screen has a hidden tracking panel. To activate it, the user must press firmly and hold any key until he sees that the keys have become empty and feel a tactile reaction. The keyboard turns to a tracking panel and the finger can be passed around the screen to move the cursor according to its motion.

If the user wants to select text, he can do so by relieving the pressure he applies to the screen without removing it, then pressing firmly again to start selecting the text.

What about old iPhone phones?

Regardless of which version of your iPhone, there are two ways to move the cursor to edit text. The first way is to click the user on the screen where he wants to place the cursor. This works comfortably, but it is not always accurate.

The second method is pressing and holding the screen to show the magnifying glass. This works better than clicking, but sometimes the finger can obscure the pointer.

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