Learn how to Precisely Control the Cursor on an iPhone

Learn how to quickly and precisely control the cursor on an iPhone! This will help greatly when you do not have time for errors!

Have you ever made a mistake while typing and then tried to fix it by tapping around it? Don’t fret; you’re not the only one facing this. It usually is tough to pinpoint your cursor to where you made your error precisely. Well, you would be happy to find out that there is an easy solution to that problem!

Haptic Touch

If you have a device that supports Haptic Touch, which is all the newer models of iPhones, you have to long-press firmly on the spacebar rather than wherever you want on the keyboard. Haptic Touch has a single level of pressure.

The following models of iPhone have Haptic Touch

  • iPhone XR
  • iPhone 11
  • iPhone 11 Pro
  • iPhone 11 Pro Max
  • iPhone SE (2nd generation)
  • iPhone 12 mini
  • iPhone 12
  • iPhone 12 Pro
  • iPhone 12 Pro Max

Here is a short video showing how you can pinpoint your cursor on a Haptic Touch supported device:

3D Touch

3D Touch, which is enabled by a long firm press on the screen, is similar to the Force Touch feature found on MacBook trackpads. However, it is now discontinued and has been replaced with Haptic Touch. 3D Touch supports varying/multiple levels of pressure.

The following models of iPhone support 3D Touch:

  • iPhone 6s
  • iPhone 6s Plus
  • iPhone 7
  • iPhone 7 Plus
  • iPhone 8
  • iPhone 8 Plus
  • iPhone X
  • iPhone XS
  • iPhone XS Max

Devices that support 3D Touch can control the cursor better, as you would have more room to place the cursor where you want it to be. For example, when you have the keyboard open, you can long-press firmly anywhere on it and move the cursor to your desired location.

Here is a short video showing how you can pinpoint your cursor on a 3D Touch supported device:

6 comments
  1. Good article, but a tip: For ur first sentence “Have you ever made a mistake and then tried to fix it by tapping around where you made the mistake and the cursor is most of the time in the wrong position?,” try to make it much shorter and clarify on what error. When I first read it, I was confused on what you meant by mistake/error. Clarify that you mean mistake while typing, and make it short and not a run-on sentence.

    Source: I am in 11th STD

  2. ur literally showing the same thing in both videos, there’s litarally no difference except for the top bar showing on the first vid. so i don’t really understand

    1. Sorry for not clearly showing the difference! We added images to aid in your understanding of the minute differences between the videos!

  3. stupid cheater your content is completely plagiarised,,, stop ruining the internet, ppl like you need to learn originality

    1. Hey there! I did a plagiarism check through Grammarly Premium and it showed that my article was 100% original! If you would like proof, please send me your email address so I can send an image to you!

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