Cool calculator app trick

taran420

macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Jun 8, 2008
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Toronto, Canada
So bored at work i was calculating some numbers using the calculator app when i decided to touch the part where the numbers appear and it started erasing the numbers one by one.

So
-Enter any numbers in calculator app
-swipe finger left to right or vice versa on the part where the numbers appear
-voila

It might be posted before but i love discovering small stuff like this, and cool if you enter one number wrong and dont have to erase the entire field

:apple:
 

aloecool

macrumors 6502
Mar 30, 2011
258
44
So bored at work i was calculating some numbers using the calculator app when i decided to touch the part where the numbers appear and it started erasing the numbers one by one.

So
-Enter any numbers in calculator app
-swipe finger left to right or vice versa on the part where the numbers appear
-voila

It might be posted before but i love discovering small stuff like this, and cool if you enter one number wrong and dont have to erase the entire field

:apple:
That's actually a useful tip for me since I use the calculator quite a bit on the phone. Thanks!
 
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moosquared

macrumors regular
Nov 10, 2010
216
0
So bored at work i was calculating some numbers using the calculator app when i decided to touch the part where the numbers appear and it started erasing the numbers one by one.

So
-Enter any numbers in calculator app
-swipe finger left to right or vice versa on the part where the numbers appear
-voila

It might be posted before but i love discovering small stuff like this, and cool if you enter one number wrong and dont have to erase the entire field

:apple:
I didn't know that!! Thanks for the tip! :D
 
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katai

macrumors regular
Aug 30, 2009
160
0
Haha wow didn't expect it to be easier. I was wondering why theres no backspace. I'd always clear and start over. Great tip.
 
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Swayzee

macrumors member
Jul 18, 2012
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0
Awesome trick, i used to just clear and retype the number. good to know that you can do this.
 
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TM WAZZA

macrumors 68000
Sep 18, 2010
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Hamilton, New Zealand
Yup. Been around ages ago. I can see why people miss it though. Often when they need to delete just one digit they press C and delete everything.

Oddly, if you have the digits typed out and close the calculator from the multitasking pane and come back to the app, you won't be able to swipe to delete anymore.
 
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Ashin

macrumors 6502a
Jun 19, 2010
903
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Oddly, if you have the digits typed out and close the calculator from the multitasking pane and come back to the app, you won't be able to swipe to delete anymore.
You can do this in iOS5 though...

Another feature removed ;)
 
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8a22a

macrumors 6502a
Mar 9, 2012
990
4
Yorkshire, UK
Nice, just discovered it will speak the number as well, if you have speak selection switched on. It can read numbers out in Chinese as well. :)
 
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Carlanga

macrumors 604
Nov 5, 2009
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you can't.. i just tried it..
This has been there since I owned a 3GS when it came out. I think you can do it since iOS 3.0 You have to swipe the fake calculator screen.

TS, swipping to delete is nothing new, glad you found out about it, is a great timesaver. :)
 
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cynics

macrumors G4
Jan 8, 2012
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I feel like there are a lot of useful features that I don't know about.
 
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MEJHarrison

macrumors 65816
Feb 2, 2009
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I discovered this one a while back. It was when cut-n-paste was added because I remember being curious if I could copy the results and paste elsewhere. And yes, you can. :D
 
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