iPhone Tap and hold spacebar buggy, not always working

Discussion in 'iOS 12' started by luckyluca, Mar 16, 2019.

  1. luckyluca, Mar 16, 2019
    Last edited: Mar 16, 2019

    luckyluca macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Has anybody else noticed the iphone’s tap spacebar and hold doesn’t always work?

    sometimes only 50% of the times on my Iphone Xr.

    Is this being looked at / fixed in upcoming ios updates?

    see video here:
    https://streamable.com/r08n6

    p.s.
    i’m not excluding it being me with my big clumsy fingers :)
     
  2. koifish22 macrumors regular

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    #2
    You just have to wait longer after typing, then press spacebar.
     
  3. gwang73 macrumors 6502a

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    #3
    I haven't experienced any issues with holding the space bar and entering cursor mode but the post above is the solution.
     
  4. chabig macrumors 603

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    #4
    You don’t tap the space bar to move the cursor. Press and hold instead.
     
  5. gigapocket1 macrumors 65816

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    #5
    Hmmmmmm. I now prefer this than force touch to move the cursor on my max. All these years with iPhones and I never tried that...
     
  6. Blue Hawk macrumors 6502

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    #6
    That's not a space bar thing. You can use your whole keyboard as a trackpad.
     
  7. Squillace macrumors member

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    #7
    True, but without 3D Touch the trackpad mode must be started from the space bar.
     
  8. Blue Hawk macrumors 6502

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    #8
    OK. Thanks. I didn't know that.
     
  9. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

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    Yeah, I kind of find myself using that more often than 3D Touch these days. However, one annoyance/limitation is that by starting things on the spacebar you are already at the bottom of the screen, which limits your downward movement (unlike the 3D Touch method that could be initiated higher up in the center of the keyboard essentially).
     
  10. luckyluca thread starter macrumors newbie

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    #10
    correct it was me, holding 4 longer works!
    thank you
     

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