The clever iPhone trick to turn your keyboard into a mouse pad
You’ve typed out your poetic response to your useless ex, and realised there’s a typo in the first line of your prose…
For the unenlightened, this might mean a mass deleting and retyping exercise, which could be enough to put you off the whole thing.
But fear not, there is a simple solution that lets you to use your iPhone keyboard similar to a desktop computer mouse, allowing you to scroll over the text and nip out the offending error.
And a married TikTok couple have gone viral for revealing this little-known trick.
Charles and Allie Marie Trippy, known as @charlesandallie on TikTok, shared a clip of themselves showing how to do this on your iPhone.
And users have praised them for the hack, with many saying they ‘never knew’ it.
The video, captioned ‘One of my favorite hidden iPhone tricks’, begins with Mr Trippy asking his wife to ‘open up your notepad on your phone’
By pressing down on the space bar, you can move around the text, and also more accurately pin-point exactly which word or letter you want the cursor to go on
The video, captioned ‘One of my favorite hidden iPhone tricks’, begins with Mr Trippy asking his wife to ‘open up notepad’ on her phone.
‘This is going to be something pretty cool.’
He then requests she types a few words of gibberish on the app, so he can demonstrate how the trick works.
After doing so, Mr Trippy says: ‘No press and hold the space bar.
‘Now slide it back and forth.’
This creates a cursor, which you can move over the text, and more accurately pin-point exactly which word or letter you want you cursor to go on on the text.
And Mrs Trippy was left shocked as the cursor at the top of the screen moved seamlessly along the line of text she had just typed.
Mrs Trippy was left in awe at the hack, as the cursor at the top of the screen moved seamlessly along the line of text she had just typed
TikTok users were also left wowed by the cool hack, with one social media user pointing out that it ‘works on Android too’
‘Wowsers!’ she said.
The TikTok creator also showed his wife how when you hold down on a letter, it will bring up more options with accents on top of the word, for example.
Mrs Trippy added: ‘That’s the biggest problem I’ve always had.
‘That’s so cool.’
And TikTok users were also left in awe at the cool hack.
One person commented below the couple’s video: ‘I never knew.
‘The more you know lol.’
A second user simply put: ‘THANKS.’
Another commenter noted that this feature isn’t exclusive to Apple products, writing: ‘It works on Android too.’
And the couple replied back saying: ‘Even better.’
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