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Bottomsup

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I mainly use this feature to long press on the keyboard and move the cursor around to fix spelling mistakes. It seems that is lost and there’s no equivalent way to do it. Is that the case or am I missing something?
 

revmacian

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I mainly use this feature to long press on the keyboard and move the cursor around to fix spelling mistakes. It seems that is lost and there’s no equivalent way to do it. Is that the case or am I missing something?
Try a long-press on the space bar and move from there.
 
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revmacian

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Outstanding thank you that’s exactly what I needed
You're welcome. You can also tap the cursor at its current position and move it - don't tap and raise your finger, just grab it and go - space bar method might be easier. Yeah, this was a change in iOS 13 and I didn't like losing the old way either. Thankfully, Apple kept it for the space bar.
 
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Bottomsup

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You can also directly drag the cursor around with your finger.

I don't like this method because my finger gets in the way of what i am trying to read. I'm often fixing typos of individual characters
 
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revmacian

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Apple used to have a loupe when moving the cursor around, didn’t they? In the days before 3D Touch?

Wish they’d bring that back for direct cursor moving.
Yes, there was a loupe and it was really nice. These days the cursor is supposed to move up a little bit when you hold it so you can see it while moving your finger. I wish they'd bring back the loupe.. it was much easier to see.
 
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Cobalt50

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Off topic but I was considering moving from an 8 to an 11. What is your experience so far? Is it a markedly better experience?
 
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Bottomsup

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Off topic but I was considering moving from an 8 to an 11. What is your experience so far? Is it a markedly better experience?
I dunno it's subjective. I've had it for about 5 days but so far i am happy. Here's my take
  1. I like that my screen size is about the about the same or bigger than the 8 Plus in a much smaller form factor that works for my hands.
  2. The screen is sharper and better
  3. I like the wide angle and night mode which is the main reason i upgraded but have not had enough time to use it yet
  4. I miss force touch but it seems there are ways to achieve the same thing...just need to learn them.
  5. I love FaceID. It is much easier than using the button
  6. The swipe up/pause to get to the app switcher it different. I'm still not use to it. Double click home button was more intuitive but overall i think i'll like the swiping vs button
  7. I miss seeing my battery % but i guess i'll get used to it. Less OCD focus on battery.
  8. Definitely feels faster/snappier
hope that helps
 
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revmacian

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8. I miss seeing my battery % but i guess i'll get used to it. Less OCD focus on battery.
You can still see the battery percentage by swiping down from the top right side of the screen - not from the center.. that is for notifications. I know, I'm not really helping your OCD.. sorry about that.
 
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Cobalt50

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Thanks for the info. The 11 just seems like it would be to big for me. If something comes up I'd appreciate a note.
 
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You can also directly drag the cursor around with your finger.
Never works well for me between not being able to see the cursor because my fat finger is in the way and it seems to love to highlight/move words around instead of just moving the cursor.
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The swipe up/pause to get to the app switcher it different. I'm still not use to it. Double click home button was more intuitive but overall i think i'll like the swiping vs button

I've had the swiping since the XS Max, and I still sometimes swipe up too far when trying to app switch or kill one that is faulty. And I still prefer Touch for Apple Pay and New Apps, but FaceID is much better for Login and Keychain.
 
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