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iOS tip: how to turn the keyboard into a trackpad, for more precision

This trick is nothing new, but for those who don’t know it, it would be a shame to miss it. Especially if you often need to correct yourself when writing on your phone.

Because yes, the iPhone has a trackpad, and its operation could not be simpler. To activate it, just hold your finger on the space bar, when the keyboard is displayed on the screen. The keyboard keys will disappear to make room for your finger. By dragging it, while keeping it pressed, you can move the cursor with precision, and then resume your text by lifting your finger.

This handy option works everywhere, whether in Safari, in Notes, or in third-party apps that don’t use their own keyboard.

If you combine this trick with automatic correction (to be activated by going to settings > general > keyboards > automatic correction), and writing by swipe (just slide from one letter to another without lifting your finger) , you can save a lot of time when writing a message or a text.

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