How to Precisely Move your Cursor on an iPhone When Typing?

We have all used our iPhones for typing out long messages or e-mails. And at the same time dreaded the fact that if you make a typo, going back to that precise location using your fingers can be a pain, simply because the target area to hit is so small despite the phones becoming larger. if you are on the latest iPhone, this is a little simpler, as you can simply press the keyboard a little harder to be able to precisely move your cursor to the exact spot that you want to. But, what if you do not have an iPhone with 3D Touch?

iPhone cursor

Well, you can simulate pretty much the exact same trick out on older iPhones. In order to do this, you will need to have the Google Keyboard for iPhone. It is a small app that is available only in the US App Store. So, if you have the India account, you will just need to simply go back to your account settings and change the country to the US and push in a relevant address of the US to be able to download the application.

Once you have done this, you will have to activate the keyboard by going into the ‘Keyboard’ option under general and finding ‘Add New Keyboard’. Once you do that and move to using Gboard keyboard, you are halfway there. All you need to now do is, in order to move your cursor, simply swipe on the space bar. Swiping from right to left will move the cursor to the left while swiping right will take the cursor to the right side. You can swipe up and down too. Interestingly, this implementation is not available on Android keyboard yet, where placing the cursor is even a bigger issue. However, with the implementation already in place on the iPhone, we would not be surprised if it quickly comes on Android too.

Download link for Gboard keyboard