How come you guys never told me this iPhone trick? I feel duped. pic.twitter.com/2RfRhI4Y1X
— Krissy Brierre-Davis (@krissys_kitchen) November 18, 2018
The iPhone is packed with helpful features that make using it a little easier. But as it turns out, many of us are unaware of such useful tricks. Luckily, food blogger Krissy Brierre-Davis recently shared one that has the internet stunned. In a tweet, she uploaded a screenshot of the iPhone keyboard in the Messages app. The typed text revealed a very simple and helpful trick. Brierre-Davis explains the cool iPhone trick (with a healthy dose of humor): “If you click and hold the space bar, you can move the cursor instead of trying to drag the cursor itself with your fat thumb lol.” Accompanying the screenshot was Brierre-Davis’ commentary. “How come you guys never told me this iPhone trick? I feel duped.”
“I thought I was an idiot for never having discovered this gem myself,” Brierre-Davis said. “My mind was blown. Literally.” But the blogger wasn’t the only one who didn’t know this helpful tip. Shortly after posting the tweet, it went viral, with people having similar reactions that she did. We at My Modern Met didn’t know about this tip either, but we tried it and the trick works like a charm. Once you long-tap on the space bar, the entire keyboard goes blank and essentially turns into a laptop trackpad. You can move your finger anywhere and it will correspond with the area in the text box. Actually, here’s an added tip: you can long-hold any part of the keyboard and get the same functionality! Mind. Blown.
If you didn’t know about this trick, don’t feel bad. Despite being a feature since 2015 with the iPhone 6S, there are plenty of people (including technology reporters) who were unaware of this game-changing iPhone gem.
Are you always making typos? The next time you need to fix one, try this cool iPhone trick.
Simply long-tap on the space bar and the entire keyboard will go blank and essentially turn into a laptop trackpad.
3D Touch on new iPhones: Push to activate touchpad, move your cursor and select text. World changed. Via @BenBajarin pic.twitter.com/l0oSJ0rHW8
— Matthew Panzarino (@panzer) September 22, 2015
Didn’t know this tip? (It was first introduced in 2015.) You aren’t alone. Food blogger Krissy Brierre-Davis changed plenty of lives with her viral tweet.
this just changed my entire life https://t.co/eyQ37r6by4
— rat king (@MikeIsaac) November 19, 2018
OMG. This is like gliding your scissors across wrapping paper 💀🔥🙌🏼
— Andrew Lee (@andrewdlee) November 19, 2018
I was today years old when I found this out
— Ryan (@Rycrev) November 18, 2018
I feel like an all powerful email iPhone god now with this tool in the arsenal! pic.twitter.com/dasKLTGiCM
— Christina Díaz Hernández (@estrellasycafe) November 20, 2018
h/t: [BuzzFeed News]
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