You’re an iPhone GENIUS if you know secret typing trick ‘hiding in plain sight’


THINK you’re an iPhone whiz? There’s a typing hack you may not know about.

If you’re a regular iPhone user then you’ll find yourself using it every day.


You can unlock this handy trackpad in secondsCredit: Apple / The Sun

But it’s not obvious unless you accidentally discovered it – or someone already told you.

It’s the hidden trackpad built into your iPhone keyboard.

Yes, there’s a laptop-style cursor that you can drag around the screen that makes typing much easier.

The Sun has revealed it before, but it’s also being shared in a popular clip by TikTok tech star @letsdodiz.

If you’ve ever used an iPhone to type, you’ll know that going back to correct or add parts can sometimes be difficult.

That’s especially true if you’re trying to edit mid-way through a word, due to the difficulty of placing the cursor.

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

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

Simply hold down the space bar when you’ve typed some text.

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

It’s a seriously handy iPhone hack that will totally change the way you text.

And it works in any app that uses the standard Apple iPhone keyboard.

That’s not all…

Tapping out full stops might not seem like a burden, but it does slow you down.

That’s why Apple has built a cheeky shortcut into iOS to make it even easier to end a sentence.

If you tap the space bar twice after a word, the first space will convert into a full stop.

That way you can keep typing using only letters and the space bar, without ever having to reach down for the full stop.

And if you’re trying to type a web link, it can be frustrating to tap out the .org or .edu.

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A better solution is to long-press on the full stop, which will bring up shortcuts for many popular website endings.

This should make it easier to quickly write a website’s address.

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