This quick tip will explain how you can quickly and accurately move the cursor around on your iPhone or iPad.
The process to move the cursor around on your iPhone/iPad has changed over the years. As of 2020 (iOS and iPadOS 14) Apple has landed on the the easiest method(s) yet –
The first way you can move your cursor around is to tap in the general area you want to put the cursor, and hold your finger down. A large “blue line” will appear (see screenshot below). Keep your finger held down touching the screen and move it around – the blue line cursor will move as your finger does.
The seconds method is to tap the Space Bar on the keyboard and hold that finger/thumb down. A “light blue” cursor will appear on your screen (see screenshot below) and the letters/numbers on the keyboard will disappear. You can now move your finger/thumb around the screen and the cursor will move with it.
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5 thoughts on “How to Accurately Move the Cursor on Your iPhone or iPad”
Yes, thank you even in 2012.
OMB you are a life saver. I thought I would have to grow and then file my nails into a sharp point in order to place the cursor where I want it. ( ;
You rule – and have saved me so much time. Thanks
Very useful thanks for the tip
Thank u for that i do not have an iphone so all help greatfully recieved.
Thanks for the tip.