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This hidden iPhone keyboard feature to move the cursor is taking Twitter by storm

People are just finding out about this feature and its blowing their mind.

  • Published: November 21, 2018 11:34 AM IST
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Hidden features and nuggets on operating systems have been a long time tradition for almost all developers and so when a new one comes out, people usually get quite excited to find out something cool was right beneath their noses. And the situation is similar with a new iOS feature on Apple iPhone that has recently been discovered by a user and posted to Twitter for the other people to try and make their lives easier.

Twitter user Krissy Brierre-Davis who goes by the Twitter handle @krissys_kitchen recently tweeted that she has found a new way to move around the cursor without having to cover up the text with their finger. And this involves just pressing down on the space-bar and moving it towards the required direction. She posted an image explaining the process and the text along with it said, “How come you guys never told me this iPhone trick? I feel duped.”

And this impression of hers is mirrored by many others who didn’t know about this as well. For the record this feature has been around a while and just wasn’t known by too many people.

This feature is present on all the iPhones that come with 3D Touch feature which include iPhone 6S, iPhone 7, iPhone 8, iPhone X, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR.

It is rather easy to use and all people need to do is press on the spacebar or the keyboard to use 3D Touch, and then move around the cursor to the desired location after the keys disappear. It is also possible to select text by pressing harder.

And people are just so excited to have found out about this new feature and their tweets say it all. From excitement to astonishment and some to surprise, it is a treat to watch people learn something new and convenient about something they use everyday.

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  • Published Date: November 21, 2018 11:34 AM IST