iPadOS Tips and Tricks: Gestures, Home Screen Tweaks, Keyboard Options, and More

richard2

macrumors regular
Oct 21, 2010
236
50
England, United Kingdom
You can't select text by simply swiping over it! Why does MacRumors continue to repeat this erroneous information?

The following are the two correct methods that I know of:

  • Tap on the word that you wish to select, and then swiftly swipe your finger (horizontally or vertically) over the text. (You must lift your finger between tapping and swiping.)
  • Tap and hold on the word that you wish to select, and then, without lifting your finger, swipe your finger (horizontally or vertically) over the text.
 

Meganefan

macrumors newbie
Oct 25, 2019
1
0
A simple but annoying change ...opening up mail items now results in a narrow colum of text you have to negotiate to read. What’s wrong with a full page. Why isnt there an option?