The Life-Changing Tweet
Every once in a while, we learn something new about our iPhone that has us screaming, "Where has this been all our lives?!" and that's exactly what happened with the latest space bar hack. Over the weekend, Krissy Brierre-Davis took to Twitter to share an iPhone epiphany — one that alleviates all cursor struggles we have as a result of our "fat thumb." In the photo, Krissy explains, "If you click and hold the space bar, you can move the cursor instead of trying to drag the cursor itself with your fat thumb lol." She also wrote that she feels "duped," after living so long without knowing this trick, and we couldn't agree more!
Officially speaking, this "fat thumb cursor hack" is known as 3D Touch, and it works on the iPhone 6s and later iPhone devices (excluding the iPhone SE). The best part is, it works on the whole keyboard. One Twitter user replied to Krissy's tweet, writing, "it doesn't have to be the spacebar, you can press and hold any key for this function, difference is you have to press the letter keys a little harder."
Just like every major internet discovery, some people are saying they've known about this for a while, revealing even more about the 3D Touch sorcery. Another user added that if you "hold a bit harder" while you're already pushing down for the cursor, "you can also highlight everything." This highlighter tool came with the recent iOS 12 update.
If you're anything like us and your jaw is still on the floor after learning this trick that's apparently been around since 2015 (!!), please join us in thanking the geniuses of the internet who brought this to our attention. Ahead, find more videos of the trick in action, and see how others are just as impressed as we are with the hack.