Hidden iPhone feature makes it the ideal companion for Mac

Typing on your iPhone may not always go smoothly, for example due to problems with the autocorrect or because you accidentally tap the wrong letters. With the hidden trackpad you can easily undo mistakes. We explain how it works.

A typo can happen, and if you’ve made one, it can sometimes be difficult to get the cursor exactly in the right place with the magnifying glass. Fortunately, there’s a handy workaround for that, so you can use your iPhone as a support for your Mac. The feature also works on your iPad.

Hidden trackpad on your iPhone

To bring out your iPhone’s secret trackpad, all you have to do is press and hold the spacebar on the keyboard. Then the letters on the keyboard fade out and you can use the entire keyboard as a trackpad.

Although it resembles your Mac’s trackpad, you only use it to move your cursor while typing, not to switch tabs, for example. You can of course do this with a simple tap or swipe on the screen.

As long as you keep your finger on the screen, you can move the cursor. Once you release your finger, position the cursor. You can then continue to adjust your text, for example by removing or adding letters.

Typing on iPhone
Type as fast and easy as on your Mac. (Image: Jenny Ueberberg / Unsplash)

Support for your Mac

Thanks to this nifty trick, your iPhone has become a lot more convenient as a typing device. You can leave your Mac closed more often and choose to do the typing on your smartphone.

If you think the iPhone is just a bit too small, it’s a nice bonus that this hidden trackpad function also works on your iPad. It makes your productivity even easier, so you can work wherever and whenever you want on your device of choice.

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