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iOS 12 Brings Super Useful Keyboard Cursor Feature to All iPhones

by Danny Zepeda | September 25, 2018September 25, 2018 12:30 pm PDT

When Apple introduced 3D Touch in 2015, one of the best ways it implemented the technology was in the keyboard. Users could firmly press anywhere on the keyboard and it would in turn provide a trackpad, making precise selection much easier. It is an under-the-radar feature that is super useful, and now users of non-3D Touch iPhones can enjoy the feature.

With the release of iOS 12, Apple quietly added the cursor feature to all iPhones, not just 3D Touch devices. It works slightly different on non-3D Touch devices, but when used properly it functions just the same.

Users of the iPhone 6, iPhone SE or the upcoming iPhone XR, which oddly enough doesn’t come with 3D Touch, can press and hold on the space bar for two seconds and the keyboard will turn into a trackpad.

Nothing is more annoying than trying to reach spaces between tiny text with your finger. This feature makes it super easier to precisely select where you want your cursor to go.


Danny Zepeda

Born and raised in Southern California, Danny grew up on a steady diet Pixar, Star Wars and Steven Spielberg movies. Unbeknownst to him, this was...

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