I had to chastise the young people at work. They told me about the dictation feature for texts, but they did not tell me about Swipe to Type.
On the iPhone, instead of lifting your fingers when you type, just move your index finger to each letter. You can do it pretty quickly, and it is still very forgiving and guesses well. A scribbly trail shows up on the screen depending on the application.
On an iPad you do a two-finger pinch in a blank grey area, then the keyboard becomes iPhone-sized. Then you play connect the dots with the letters and it works.
But wait, there’s more. I have found how to get your cursor into the middle of a word. When I’ve been working on Jerry’s novel I’ve had to keep re-typing half a word if I want to change a letter in the middle. Turns out all you have to do is press and hold the space bar, and without letting up move around on the space bar, or then even above it, and the cursor will move with great precision.
These digital hints brought to your by Grandma’s Tech Support. (Slogan: “Did you know you can ‘cut’ text and then ‘paste’ it?”)