How to Enable the Hidden Trackpad on iPhone or iPad

Did you know that your iPhone or iPad has a hidden trackpad? This feature allows you to move the cursor around a block of text more precisely than you can with the standard keyboard. To enable the hidden trackpad, follow these steps:

  1. Open a file that contains text, such as a note or Pages document.
  2. Tap on some text to open the keyboard.
  3. Tap and hold the spacebar.
  4. The keyboard will disappear and the cursor will enlarge.
  5. Move your finger around the keyboard to move the cursor.
  6. When you’re finished, lift your finger.

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Here are some FAQs about the hidden trackpad:

  • What devices support the hidden trackpad?

The hidden trackpad is supported on all iPhones and iPads running iOS 11 or later.

  • How do I know if the hidden trackpad is enabled?

The hidden trackpad is enabled when the keyboard disappears and the cursor enlarges. You can also feel a haptic feedback when you enable the hidden trackpad.

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  • How do I disable the hidden trackpad?

To disable the hidden trackpad, simply lift your finger off the spacebar.

  • Can I use the hidden trackpad in all apps?

The hidden trackpad can be used in any app that allows you to edit text. This includes apps like Mail, Messages, Notes, and Pages.

Here are some tips for using the hidden trackpad:

  • Use two fingers to move the cursor more precisely.
  • Tap and hold the spacebar to zoom in on the cursor.
  • Swipe up on the spacebar to scroll through a document.
  • Double-tap the spacebar to select a word.

I hope this article has helped you learn how to enable the hidden trackpad on your iPhone or iPad. If you have any other questions, please feel free to leave a comment below.

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