Apple usually does a good job of highlighting all the biggest features the iPhone and iPad have to offer, but there are always smaller but useful features that slip through the cracks — like the hidden trackpad that resides within your keyboard on iOS.
Normally when you’re composing a long text message or email, you use your finger to move the cursor and back to any area of text that you want to delete, retype, or edit. want. Whenever you do this a magnifying bubble appears under your fingers, enlarging the text so that it is easier to navigate.
However, if you find it difficult to move your cursor with your finger so precisely, iOS offers another option. In this guide, we’ll show you how to access the trackpad hidden in your keyboard, which makes it so easy to move your cursor and make edits to your text on your iPhone or iPad.
How to Unlock the Hidden Trackpad of Your iPhone and iPad
Here’s how to find the hidden iOS trackpad.
1. Anywhere you type a block of text, bring up your keyboard and press your finger on the Space key until the keyboard goes blank.
You should feel a slight haptic feedback and see the cursor grow larger for a second, which means you can now use the keyboard as a trackpad.
2. With your finger still held down, move your cursor to move it around the entire keyboard, just as you would on your Mac’s trackpad.
3. To position the cursor, simply lift your finger off the screen. You can then use any other key to make any edits to the text, such as Delete. If you want to move the cursor again, press your finger down on the Space key to bring up the hidden trackpad.
Watch the video below to see the hidden feature in action.
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