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I’m an iPhone expert and you have to try a game-changing typing trick – you’ll use it every day

A TIKTOK tech guru has unveiled a nifty iPhone trick that not many people know about.

User @betimm_b showed his 700,000 followers on the Chinese platform how to turn his iPhone keyboard into a trackpad.

You can turn your iPhone keyboard into a trackpad for easy editing

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You can turn your iPhone keyboard into a trackpad for easy editingPhoto credit: Tiktok

The trick requires you to tap and hold the spacebar when typing with the standard iPhone keyboard.

It makes life easier by providing a handy way to quickly edit text when you’re typing something in a hurry.

How to access the hidden iPhone trackpad

If you’ve ever used an iPhone for typing, you know that sometimes it can be difficult to go back to correcting or adding parts.

This is especially true if you’re trying to edit a word midway through, as it’s difficult to place the cursor.

Well, there’s a precision cursor trick hidden in the Apple keyboard if you know where to look.

Just hold down the spacebar when you’ve entered text and the keyboard will go blank.

You should see the cursor enlarged on the screen.

You can slide your finger on the blank keyboard to drag the cursor to the point you want to edit.

The trick effectively turns your keyboard into a laptop-style trackpad.

It allows you to move precisely between characters in the text without furiously tapping the display.

That’s not all…

Tapping points may not seem like a burden, but it slows you down.

That’s why Apple built a cheeky shortcut into iOS to make ending a sentence even easier.

If you double-tap the spacebar after a word, the first space will be converted to a period.

That way, you can keep typing with just letters and the spacebar without ever having to reach down to the period.

And when you’re trying to type a web link, tapping .org or .edu can be frustrating.

A better solution is to long press on the dot, which brings up shortcuts for many popular website endings.

This should make it easier to quickly type a website’s address.

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