It’s been around for years, but most people are shocked to learn about it.
Imagine talking to someone from 30 years ago and telling them, “One day, you will have an all-powerful computer that fits in the palm of your hand that can perform countless tasks and it doesn’t even come with an instruction manual.”
They’d never believe you.
But it’s true. For the most part, when we get a new smartphone, they’re so intuitive, we don’t have to do much searching around to figure out how to use it.
However, that means sometimes cool little features go unnoticed.
Atlanta food blogger Krissy Brierre-Davis recently discovered a new trick on her iPhone that completely blew her mind: if you click and hold anywhere on the keyboard it turns into a trackpad.
How come you guys never told me this iPhone trick? I feel duped. pic.twitter.com/2RfRhI4Y1X— Krissy Brierre-Davis (@krissys_kitchen) November 18, 2018\n
“I thought I was an idiot for never having discovered this gem myself,” she told BuzzFeed News. “My mind was blown. Literally. I could never get the cursor to go where I wanted. I’ve even deleted a full sentence just to avoid having to go back and change a mistake in a word.”
Here’s a quick tutorial from tech blogger Lance Ulanoff:
Of course, some nerds out there were quick to point out the feature has been around for over three years.
Hasn’t been this out since the 6s lol why is everyone just now realizing— brandon amador (@itsBRANDN) November 20, 2018\n
This feature been out since 2015...— Jonathan (@FatherJons) November 20, 2018\n
But most people had no idea about the feature either.
This is dark magic.— Noah Warner (@nzw) November 20, 2018\n
I feel like an all powerful email iPhone god now with this tool in the arsenal! pic.twitter.com/dasKLTGiCM— Christina Díaz Hernández (@estrellasycafe) November 20, 2018\n
You couldn’t tell me this sooner?????— its just catie (@catiemonster) November 20, 2018\n
OMG. This is like gliding your scissors across wrapping paper— Andrew Lee (@andrewdlee) November 19, 2018\n