Cool calculator app trick

Discussion in 'iOS 6' started by taran420, Oct 22, 2012.

  1. taran420 macrumors 6502a

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    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:
     
  2. Gathomblipoob macrumors 68040

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    Cool. Not particularly useful, but cool. Thanks.
     
  3. canman4PM macrumors 6502

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    That is cool. I do use my calculator quite a bit and will find that totally useful. Thanks!
     
  4. aloecool macrumors regular

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    That's actually a useful tip for me since I use the calculator quite a bit on the phone. Thanks!
     
  5. lelisa13p macrumors 68000

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    Very useful tip for me since I sometimes goof entering numbers. No more starting over! :D Thanks for posting it. :)
     
  6. moosquared macrumors regular

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    I didn't know that!! Thanks for the tip! :D
     
  7. jabingla2810 macrumors 68020

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    Cool trick!

    Makes me wonder what other cool tricks have yet to be discovered....
     
  8. katai macrumors regular

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    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.
     
  9. Swayzee macrumors member

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    Awesome trick, i used to just clear and retype the number. good to know that you can do this.
     
  10. palmerc2 macrumors 65816

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    That's actually really useful! I'm always doing calculations I'm sure this will be beneficial.
     
  11. Adutrumque macrumors 65816

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    Has this been here all the time since 3G? Mine is dead so I can't check.
     
  12. coffeemadmanUK macrumors 6502a

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  13. TM WAZZA macrumors 68000

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    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.
     
  14. haruhiko macrumors 68040

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  15. Ashin macrumors 6502a

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    You can do this in iOS5 though...

    Another feature removed ;)
     
  16. simercool macrumors member

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    you can't.. i just tried it..
     
  17. 8a22a macrumors 6502a

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    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. :)
     
  18. rorschach macrumors 68020

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    Yep, been there since 3.0 I believe. Very handy. :)
     
  19. Carlanga macrumors 604

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    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. :)
     
  20. cynics macrumors G3

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    I feel like there are a lot of useful features that I don't know about.
     
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  22. Thetonyk123 macrumors 68000

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    Great tip! Will use when I have to use it again.
     
  23. MEJHarrison macrumors 6502a

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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
     
  24. Sital macrumors 68000

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    I wish I had known about this before, but better late than never.

    Thanks for the tip.
     

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