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shenfrey

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With 3D Touch I just pressed firmer, how does it work with haptic? At the moment I only really know how to move the cursor.
 
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CoronaOnTap

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Just touch and hold on a word and it should be selected. And it's pretty much the same as 3D Touch from there.
 

ZEEN0j

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Not sure what you mean but. Selecting text by holding on text or grabbing the cursor is the same on non 3D Touch devices and 3D Touch enabled devices.

Moving the cursor by using the keyboard is where the difference lies. On a non 3d touch device you tap and hold on the space bar to move the cursor and tap with a second finger to select. With 3D Touch you can press hard anywhere on the keyboard to move the cursor and then press hard again to select.
 

jrdatrackstar1223

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I’m bringing this back up because I have a similar question and I think I know the answer: you can’t. It’s one of the reasons I refuse to go to a non-3D Touch device because you can’t select text using the keyboard virtual cursor. Yes, you can hold the spacebar and move it but you can’t select text using the virtual trackpad from the keyboard without 3D Touch.

This also makes typing and selecting text in web forms like this more tedious and not as fun and precise as using 3D Touch since the cursor now sucks with iOS 13.
 

C DM

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I’m bringing this back up because I have a similar question and I think I know the answer: you can’t. It’s one of the reasons I refuse to go to a non-3D Touch device because you can’t select text using the keyboard virtual cursor. Yes, you can hold the spacebar and move it but you can’t select text using the virtual trackpad from the keyboard without 3D Touch.

This also makes typing and selecting text in web forms like this more tedious and not as fun and precise as using 3D Touch since the cursor now sucks with iOS 13.
The available options in iOS 13 are those described in the earlier linked article at https://www.macrumors.com/how-to/use-text-editing-gestures-iphone-ipad/
 

Ollie_har

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With 3D Touch I just pressed firmer, how does it work with haptic? At the moment I only really know how to move the cursor.
It’s seems that this can only be done by pressing firmly on the space bar which will allow you to move around.

If you’re wanting to select, you have to tap the keyboard with another finger which then starts the selection process.

From then you go left to select left and right to select right.

Let me know if this is by the case for you too!
 

jrdatrackstar1223

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Oct 31, 2017
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It’s seems that this can only be done by pressing firmly on the space bar which will allow you to move around.

If you’re wanting to select, you have to tap the keyboard with another finger which then starts the selection process.

From then you go left to select left and right to select right.

Let me know if this is by the case for you too!

Kind of good to know (in case I ever upgrade from my XS), but from a usability standpoint this is so much worse. It works technically, but not being able to use it one handed kind of defeats the purpose, especially since the magnifying glass is back in iOS 15.
 
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