People are just realizing iPhone keyboard spacebar has two hidden secrets to let you text much faster | The Sun

APPLE has hidden two clever tricks inside your iPhone keyboard spacebar.

Anyone who wants to text at full speed needs to know these handy iPhone hacks.

Hidden trackpad

It's easy to use an iPhone for years without ever noticing this trick.

Open up an app where you type using the stock Apple iPhone keyboard – like Messages.

Now tap out a few sentences of text.

Then press and hold on the spacebar and you'll find that the keyboard turns into a grey panel.

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Congratulations: you've transformed your keyboard into a trackpad.

You can now drag your finger around this trackpad to easily move your cursor.

It allows you to quickly and precisely drop the cursor into a location.

This makes it much easier to edit text and correct mistakes, especially if the error is in the middle of a word.

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It's an essential trick if you want to master texting at speed – where errors are likely.

This feature works in any app where you're using the regular iPhone keyboard.

And it can save you from having to delete a long word with an error in, because fixing it is so easy with the trackpad.

Double tap

Another clever trick is the spacebar "double tap".

This lets you quickly add a period without ever having to tap on the full-stop button.

First, make sure you've actually got the feature switched on.

Go into your Settings app, then choose General > Keyboards.

Now scroll down and look for the option called "." Shortcut.

Toggle that setting on.

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Now when you double-tap the spacebar, it will automatically insert a full stop followed by a space.

This small but clever trick can save you time when texting.

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