iPhones and iPads come with a secret trackpad and this is how you can access it

Apple packs its iPhones and iPads with a ton of hidden features, and more seem to be added with every update. Also, there are more updates probably coming soon with iOS 16. The follow-up to iOS 15 is expected to debut at WWDC, Apple’s annual developer conference, in June, but will likely be in beta until the fall.

There are plenty iPhone Y iPad features to try, from SharePlay to Focus. And while many hidden features can be found in iPhone settings, other iOS tricks are built right into the interface, like the secret touchpad for your keyboard. Trust us, once you discover this feature and start using it, you won’t be able to help but get used to it super fast. When you’re editing text, you’ll probably hold your finger down on the screen and move your cursor through all the letters, numbers, and punctuation marks to get where you want to go. A zoom bubble helps to enlarge the text under your finger, but there is another way to move the cursor. Here’s how to open the hidden trackpad on an iOS device:iPhones and iPads come with a secret trackpad and this is how you can access itStep 1: Open your keyboard and press and hold the space key until the keyboard goes blank. You should feel some haptic feedback and see the cursor get bigger for a second, which means you can now use the keyboard as a trackpad. Step 2 – With your finger still pressed, move it across the keyboard to move the cursor, just like you would on the trackpad on your Mac or Windows laptop. Step 3: To place the cursor, simply lift your finger off the screen. You can then use any of the other keys, such as Delete, to make any edits to the text. If you want to move the cursor one more time, press your finger on the space key to bring up the hidden trackpad. Via: FirstPost

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