6 Replies Latest reply: Jun 26, 2009 4:11 PM by Jim VanLeeuwen
Eddie G123 Level 1 (40 points)
If I need to edit an email there is the backspace button, but is there no delete button?? It's annoying to have to scroll to the letter I wish to delete and have to backspace it, especially if the typo requires BOTH backspace and a delete.
  • julieda Level 2 (277 points)
    The only other option is to delete the entire e-mail by shaking the phone, etc.
  • igrok-mac Level 3 (930 points)
    if it's a short word to fix, I usually just double tap it, which selects it, then type it again since typing at that point replaces the selected text. For a longer word, I just find the place just after the typo and backspace it. I'm not sure I understand how a typo could "require" both a backspace and a delete, though, since you can always place the insertion point after the typo. Can you give an example?
  • Eddie G123 Level 1 (40 points)
    An example would be if I'm typing "all set" and my fingers hit an extra letter next to and below the "s" and I type it as "allxset", and when I go to backspace the "x" and insert a space I accidentally place the cursor in front of the "x" instead of behind it, then I have to move the cursor again.
  • igrok-mac Level 3 (930 points)
    Hey Eddie,

    I'm from Bryn Mawr, not too far from you....

    Anyway, I see what you mean. For something like that I find I'm faster just double tapping and then writing all set again. Still, I wonder if it would be a good idea to have a setting where if you hold the backspace key down for a moment it turns into a delete forward key. Just a thought.
  • Jim VanLeeuwen Level 6 (18,825 points)
    Learn to use the insertion point. Put the little magnifying glass where you need to correct and make your corrections. It's not just for cut and paste.

    http://www.apple.com/iphone/how-to/#basics.editing
  • W9FIF Level 2 (315 points)
    You can scroll with magnified view right to the letter you want to delete, so what difference does it make which way you move the cursor. Dad always had a saying, something to do with a new rope.