Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Unlock Hidden iPhone Editing Powers with The Three-Finger Tap Trick

Discover a time-saving iPhone shortcut!  Master the three-finger tap to instantly access editing tools for text, images, and more.

By Rodger Mansfield
February 21, 2024

Have you ever found yourself repeatedly tapping and holding on your iPhone screen to get those editing options to pop up?  

Is wrestling with the tiny cursor to make text changes giving you a headache? 

Here's a Cool Tip.  Use the hidden power of the three-finger tap.

What is the Three-Finger Tap?

The three-finger tap is a convenient iOS gesture that brings up a handy editing toolbar.  

This toolbar usually offers actions like:
  • Cut
  • Copy
  • Paste
  • Undo
  • Redo

Here's how to do it. 
  1. Open any app where you can edit text (Notes, Messages, email, etc.)
  2. Tap into a text field.
  3. Tap one time on the screen with three fingers.
  4. The editing toolbar will appear above your text selection.

iPhone Three Finger Tap
fig. 1 - iPhone Three Finger Tap

This gesture is a must-know productivity shortcut for iPhone users.

It streamlines workflows, especially if you do a lot of editing on your iPhone.

After performing a three-finger tap, a single tap on the side of the screen will usually dismiss the toolbar.

The three-finger tap is a lesser-known but incredibly useful iPhone gesture.  

Whether you're a writer, student, or everyday texter, adding this shortcut to your toolbox will supercharge your editing game, saving you time and frustration.

Ready to streamline your iPhone editing? 

Start using the three-finger tap today and see the difference!


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