10 tricks every iPhone user will wish they knew sooner


An iPhone is basically just a computer that fits in your pocket – and in many ways, it’s even better than a computer.

The iPhone is more portable than a laptop. The camera is better than many point-and-shoot cameras. Your iPhone may even be able to store more data than a cheap desktop, and the apps are comparable to those on any device on the market.

So it’s no wonder that certain iPhone features remain buried, and we may never discover them without an insider tip. You can customize almost everything you see and hear, and just when you think you’ve got a handle on, say, the images you collect, a new trick comes along that changes your entire operational pattern.

Whether you’re conversing with Siri or figuring out a new way to navigate your notifications, here are 10 things you didn’t know your iPhone could do.

1. Your keyboard can be used as a “trackpad”

How many times have you awkwardly tried to navigate a text message or email by tapping on the screen where you want to place your cursor? It’s maddening, especially if there are minute errors you need to fix. Thankfully, the iPhone can help you your plant your cursor.

All you need to do is press down on your text keyboard, and the keys will disappear. Without the keyboard, you can slide your thumb around in this space to move your text cursor. Press harder, and you can select text.

If you release a bit of pressure, you can deselect text, and then select it again by pressing down. It can take some getting used to, but it’s worth a little practice, as you’ll be able to navigate much more accurately.

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