6 iPhone text tricks

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Has it happened to you that with iOS 13 it costs you much more to select or copy text or undo actions? Well, in this article I will explain all the secrets for you to master all these actions with your iPhone.

How to move the iPhone cursor?

There are two ways to move your iPhone cursor through text. The first is pretty obvious. You just have to touch the cursor with your finger and then move it around the screen. But be careful before iOS 13 when you put your finger on the screen the cursor went towards you. But not now, you must be the one to put your finger on the sore, keep that in mind.

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On the other hand, now that you have an iPhone, you can turn your iOS keyboard into a trackpad. This is extremely useful if you want to move the cursor on the screen and don’t want to cover the text.

To make the trackpad appear, all you have to do is leave your finger on the space bar for a second. You will see how the letters and numbers disappear from the keyboard. When this happens, move your finger on the screen and you will see how you control the movement of the cursor.

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iPhone touchpad

How to select words, phrases, paragraphs and complete texts?

Perhaps this is what has changed the most in iOS 13 and what can confuse people the most. At least it confused me until I found all the gestures that I am going to tell you about to select different parts of a text quickly and effectively.

But look how simple it is, these are all the options:

Select a single word: Double-tap it or just tap and hold until you see it selected.

Select a phrase: To select a single phrase, touch the screen three consecutive times on it and you will see that it is selected automatically.

Select a paragraph: If you want to select a paragraph, touch the screen four consecutive times on it and you will see it highlighted immediately.

Select entire text: If you want to select all the text you’re working with, leave your finger on a blank space on the screen, one where there is no text. In a couple of seconds, lift your finger and you will see how a menu appears in which you can choose the option to select all the text.

Copy and paste in iOS 13

Luckily, in iOS 13 we can still copy and paste like we always have. Just select the menu option that appears at the top of the screen when we select any text. And I say it personally, I don’t like the new option that Apple proposes to do this.

The new way that Apple has devised to copy and paste text is by doing the following:

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Once you’ve selected the text you want to copy, make a three-finger pinch gesture on the screen. You will see a text at the top that will inform you, and you have copied that text. If you want to hit, do the gesture in reverse. Put three fingers together on the screen, and then slide them open.

Undo and redo actions

Honestly, I don’t quite know why Apple waited until iOS 13 to add a more consistent undo and redo option. Until now, if we wanted to undo the last action we had done. We had to shake our iPhone like it was a cocktail shaker and whatever you want me to tell you, I didn’t find it funny at all.

The shake to undo gesture still works in iOS 13, but now we can use a much safer alternative. If we want to undo the last action we’ve performed, we just have to slide three fingers across the screen from right to left. We will see what we have erased again. This works anywhere on iOS; it’s not just text you can redo. What you have mistakenly deleted is an email. You can do the gesture I told you and the mail will return as if by magic.

Undo and Redo iPhone

What you want is to do the opposite, that is to say undo an option that you have just redone, do the opposite gesture, slide three fingers from left to right across the screen.

Secret menu to copy, paste text and undo and redo actions

To finish a trick that will allow you to go very fast if you habitually use these actions that I have just explained to you. There is a way to activate a “secret” menu at the top of the screen so that you have these options always at hand and a touch away.

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I say it’s secret because unlocking it isn’t intuitive, but it’s very easy to cast. You only have to put three fingers on the screen and keep them still for a second and you will see how a menu with different options appears at the top.

This menu is not exclusive to the note application. You can use it in any app where you can enter text, including social media or messaging apps.

And this is all you need to know about how to manage your text on the iPhone.

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