iOS 12 Spacebar Trackpad

A small but useful new feature in iOS 12 is the ability to position the cursor in text using a trackpad-like function. When you are typing text, whether it is in Pages, Notes, Mail, or whatever, you can tap and hold the spacebar and after a second the keys go blank and you can drag the cursor around like you are using a trackpad. This works on both iPhones and iPads, but iPads have had a slightly different trackpad function in the past.

Comments: One Response to “iOS 12 Spacebar Trackpad”

    John Sturges
    10 months ago

    Hi Gary,

    Thanks so much for sharing this extremely useful tip with us.

    Up until now, this was always so frustrating for me.

    Just tap on the word with the typo in it, then “tap and hold the onscreen spacebar and after a second the keys go blank and you can drag the cursor around (with your finger) like you are using a trackpad”.

    Your website has always been a goldmine for new and inexperienced Apple users. Keep up the good work!

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