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iPhone Tap and hold spacebar buggy, not always working

luckyluca

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Jan 15, 2019
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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 :)
 
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gwang73

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I haven't experienced any issues with holding the space bar and entering cursor mode but the post above is the solution.
 
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gigapocket1

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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...
 
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C DM

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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...

True, but without 3D Touch the trackpad mode must be started from the space bar.
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).
 
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