Editing typed words

ivanwi11iams

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Nov 30, 2014
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Honestly, I feel I am missing the obvious here.

When I type characters on my iOS device, no matter the application, I find it difficult to edit the words.

I was under the impression I could press and hold, and get the bar to show on the word. Often the bar would show at the start or end of the word.

But, if I want to edit the middle part of a word, it is like pulling teeth to get the bar in that area.

So, what am I doing wrong exactly?

Thanks all...

PS: I have tried this with the native iOS keyboard and with Swiftkey.
 

cmaier

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Jul 25, 2007
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Honestly, I feel I am missing the obvious here.

When I type characters on my iOS device, no matter the application, I find it difficult to edit the words.

I was under the impression I could press and hold, and get the bar to show on the word. Often the bar would show at the start or end of the word.

But, if I want to edit the middle part of a word, it is like pulling teeth to get the bar in that area.

So, what am I doing wrong exactly?

Thanks all...

PS: I have tried this with the native iOS keyboard and with Swiftkey.
Press and hold on the space bar, then drag your finger to move the cursor anywhere you want.
 
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ivanwi11iams

macrumors 68000
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Nov 30, 2014
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Atlanta, GA
Ah, brilliant, thanks!
Works perfectly. Someone else also told me I can simply press on the word, too.

Odd how something so simple can be so annoying. But, once you know how, well, you get the picture...

Press and hold on the space bar, then drag your finger to move the cursor anywhere you want.
 

cmaier

macrumors G5
Jul 25, 2007
14,844
9,551
California
Ah, brilliant, thanks!
Works perfectly. Someone else also told me I can simply press on the word, too.

Odd how something so simple can be so annoying. But, once you know how, well, you get the picture...
There’s a way to do things with three finger taps and tap-and-drags but I can’t get the hang of it. So I Do the spacebar thing.