A TIKTOK tech guru has showcased a nifty iPhone trick that not many people know about.
User @betimm_b showed their 700,000 followers on the Chinese platform how to turn their iPhone keyboard into a trackpad.
The trick requires you to tap and hold the spacebar when typing using the iPhone's default keyboard.
It makes life easier by providing a handy way to quickly edit text when typing something out in a hurry.
How to access hidden iPhone trackpad
If you've ever used an iPhone to type, you'll know that going back to correct or add parts can sometimes be difficult.
That's especially true if you're trying to edit mid-way through a word, due to the difficulty of placing the cursor.
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Well there's a precision cursor trick hidden in the Apple keyboard, if you know where to look.
Simply hold down the space bar when you've typed some text, and the keyboard will turn blank.
You should see the cursor on the screen enlarge.
You can move your finger on the blank keyboard to drag the cursor to the point you want to edit.
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The trick effectively turns your keyboard into a laptop-style trackpad.
It allows you to precisely move between characters in text without furiously tapping the display.
That's not all…
Tapping out full stops might not seem like a burden, but it does slow you down.
That's why Apple has built a cheeky shortcut into iOS to make it even easier to end a sentence.
If you tap the space bar twice after a word, the first space will convert into a full stop.
That way you can keep typing using only letters and the space bar, without ever having to reach down for the full stop.
And if you're trying to type a web link, it can be frustrating to tap out the .org or .edu.
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A better solution is to long-press on the full stop, which will bring up shortcuts for many popular website endings.
This should make it easier to quickly write a website's address.
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