This trick has been available for 5 years, but most iPhone users will probably never known about it (myself included)!
Raining and damp outside and in for an early night as had to be up early for work in the morning, I settled in to my usual bedtime routine. Apple News to catch up with the latest gossip followed by a chapter of my book… sleep.
Scrolling through the headlines and the usual every day depressing COVID-19 shenanigans, I got to one of my favourite topics, the Apple stuff. I stumbled upon an interesting headline and clicked to read on.
The article was really interesting, claiming it was an iPhone keyboard trick that will change the way you text forever. After getting to the bit that explained what it was I immediately tried it out. Boom, it worked and I agree, it is positively life changing!
Being in the design industry and a self confessed Apple junkie as well as totally immersed in the whole Apple Eco system, a lot of my work time is working on my phone doing social media for clients, posting and emails when I’m not in the office. One thing that was always annoying was if you typed out a message, post, email etc on your Apple iPhone and then after reading it back realise that predictive texting has altered something it shouldn’t or you’ve made a mistake etc, trying to go back to that mistake or word in question is somewhat a challenge. Taping the screen randomly to try and get the cursor into the right place. Sometimes tapping the screen to get your cursor into the right place highlights the word, etc etc. Basically a ball ache, and often the case just deleting stuff where you find a nearest landing place!!!!!
Well after finding this neat trick, it has changed everything.
If you hold down the space bar on your iPhone and slide to the left or right, it moves the flashing cursor to wherever you need it to go, similar to a trackpad on a laptop.
Give it a try, I guarantee you’ll be as amazed as I was.