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An iPhone Cursor Trick Shared on Twitter Is Blowing People’s Minds

by Kim Quindlen / Monday, 26 November 2018

A previously little-known iPhone cursor trick is currently breaking the Internet. Krissy Brierre-Davis, a food blogger based in Atlanta, tweeted on November 18 that she was scrolling through Facebook when she came across a game-changing iPhone trick.


According to the screenshot Brierre-Davis posted, simply clicking and holding onto the space bar on your iPhone keyboard makes it much easier to move the cursor. The tweet quickly went viral, with thousands of likes and retweets, as well as hundreds of replies from fellow astounded tweeters.

Twitter users also began sharing some of their own cherished tricks, like one user who shared a flashlight trick and another who mentioned that you can press down a little harder to easily highlight characters.

And for those (like yours truly) who are eager for even more life-changing iPhone tricks, fear not. There is no shortage of hacks to make your life easier.

There’s the “shake to undo” which is exactly what it sounds like — just shake your iPhone a little bit when you’ve made a mistake and a popup will appear asking if you’d like to undo your typing. There’s also the option to disable predictive text, so you can finally send your friend the text you intended without having to follow it up with three different asterisk-accompanied corrections. And one that I discovered by accident: the ability to simply hold down a letter and choose between various accented options — a preferred shortcut when I’m typing important terms such as “Khloé Kardashian.”

As Brierre-Davis told BuzzFeed News in a statement that sums up what many of us are probably feeling right now after learning this trick: “I thought I was an idiot for never having discovered this gem myself. My mind was blown. Literally.”

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