iPhone Trick

This One iPhone Trick Has Transformed My Life

OK, that’s a kind of a big statement. You may have heard of this, but I found this out right before Christmas and started this blog then…but, you know. Holidays. So….just in case you haven’t heard about this, here it is.


The Space Bar Cursor Trick on the iPhone / iPad in iOS 12 is a great time saver for every iPhone or Apple user. 

You can press and hold (long press) the space bar on an iPhone / iPad to control the cursor as mouse pointer. You can easily move over to the exact spot where you want to edit the text.

How did I go years and years without knowing this iPhone keyboard trick? (I’m so tired the overused word of hack) Apparently, it’s not exactly new but little known.  If you’ve ever felt the frustration of trying to move the cursor exactly where you want it when correcting (my increasingly less accurate -what’s with that, too?) voice to text results tapping here and tapping there, when texting or writing an email on your iPhone, this little tip will make your day.

 I am an Apple Geek. 
How could they keep this from me?!

I love my Apple products. I’ve been an Apple fanatic since I created an Apple-Talk network of Apple IIe’s & Apple G3’s the first year I started teaching in 1992! Also, my first Ed Tech conference presentation was about integrating my new CD Rom & this thing called the Internet to a group research product centered around Where in the USA is Carmen Sandiego! Sheesh.

(March 1996) Where in the USA is Carmen Sandiego: A Fun Multimedia
Research Unit for Grades 4-8. Featuring the Apple IIgs, GeoSafari, USA
Atlas CD-ROM & the Internet.
MICCA – Maryland Instructional Computer Coordinators Association,
Baltimore, MD

Anyway, just had to share that with you friends. Hope it will help you out as much as it has for me! Did you already know about it? Do you have another great iOS tech tip to share? Hit me up in the comments, follow me on Twitter, & reach out! Thank you!

May the force be with you!

Book display for Speed Dating with Books activity.

Thanks for Visiting!

Cheers dears!


Twitter: @GwynethJones – IG: The Daring Librarian. Future Ready Teacher Librarian & Tech Leader. Mover, Shaker, Blogger, International Ed Tech Keynote Speaker, Blogger, & Google Certified. Author of the award winning Daring Librarian blog. ISTE Board of Directors PK-12 Representative 2010-2014 – Creator of Content. Meme & Trope Archivist. Coastal Cottage owner. Geek. Ridiculously Humble.

4 thoughts on “iPhone Trick

  • January 29, 2019 at 10:15 am

    Dear Gwyneth,

    Thank you for being so kind and responding to my students. We were doing a lesson on leaving quality comments and I gave them many blogs to choose from and most of them responded to yours. Sorry to give you homework! And so sorry for the kids who sent comments without my approval.
    I am a technology teacher and librarian at a small private school in NJ. I think we connected years ago. I love your idea for book speed dating. I am going to try that out with my students.

    Thanks again.

    Best Regards,
    Jessica Jundef

  • January 29, 2019 at 10:23 am

    Dear The MHMS Daring School Library Blog,

    I thought that the IPhone Trick was really useful because its helps you use the keyboard and useful when i text. do you know any other Iphone tricks? i did not know about that trick and its very useful.


  • January 29, 2019 at 11:57 am

    Thank you Unknown for your kind comment. (Now, could you have used a screen or first name for this? Just askin! LOL)

    I do have another trick, one of my readers on my professional blog sent me this! “did you know that when typing out an email address on an iPhone that you can long press the period key and you get options such as .org, .com, .net? ”

    Pretty cool, huh?
    ~Ms. Gwyneth Jones

  • January 29, 2019 at 12:03 pm

    Hi Jessica aka @jbhaze ! I follow you on Twitter! In fact, we follow each other and I remember you!

    Your kids are just super & I’m very honored you used my blog to teach quality comment writing. Maybe next time Tweet or email me a heads up that I had homework to do for quality replies?! LOL But srsly, adorable kids, what grades are they? Maybe we could do a Mystery Skype sometime!?

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