The Swipe Trick in iOS Calculator You Never Knew
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Sometimes the answer to all of your problems is right in front of you. In fact, a calculator is a great way to find the answer you need. Do you want to use pen and paper to figure out the square root of 9877656? No, you want to type it into your calculator and have the answer displayed to you.

But what if you were in the process of typing that on your iOS calculator and you made a typo? You’d probably hit the Clear button and type the whole number again. But there’s a better way. All it takes is a swipe.


That’s right, you can delete a single number in the iOS calculator just by swiping the screen in the area where the numbers are displayed.

I’ve been using iOS since it first came out, and somehow this has eluded me this whole time. Learning this simple swipe trick literally changed the way I use my phone forever.

Is there any seemingly simple iOS trick that you think everyone should know? Share in the comments!

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  1. Brandy Rae
    January 1, 2016 at 2:31 am

    let me just say I am not a novice iOS user, far from it in fact. However, having said that, let me also say that only God (and maybe Siri) know how many hundreds of numbers I've retyped over the years, and all I had to do is swipe! I guess I have focused on the big things so much that I overlooked the smaller but more convenient features. I think this is the best iOS tip I've ever read...seriously. thank you