Caitlin Fairchild | Nextgov | July 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

Did You Know Your iPhone Has a Mouse?

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Many things have been made easier by the touchscreen smartphone, like navigation and fun games. But when smartphone users need to write something longer than a tweet, it can be difficult. Without a keyboard and mouse, drafting that email to your boss might take longer than you'd like.

As it turns out, a feature to quickly edit text on the iPhone has existed for a while. Simply tap and hold on the screen for a magnifying glass to appear and move it around the text as you please. For iPhones with 3-D touch, there is a hidden trackpad. Press and hold on the keyboard. The letters should disappear, and from there, you can slide your finger around and watch the cursor follow.

To see the mouse in action, check out the video below from CNET:

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