iPhone 7 Hacks: IT Expert Discovers One-Hand Keyboard Feature Hidden Since iPhone 6/iOS 8

The iPhone 7 is already out on the market and many think it may be Apple’s best iPhone yet with only one flaw. There is no support for one-hand typing.

The mere fact that iPhones are already following the smartphone trend of increasing display sizes means that Apple should also work on making texting or typing important documents on the devices easier for their consumers.

While there has been no official announcement yet, it seems as though Apple was actually working on a one-handed keyboard and an IT expert recently discovered it hidden under the iOS code.

iPhone 7 Worst Features

Since it was launched last month, the iPhone 7 received a lot of attention especially during the beginning of the rapid descent of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 (RIP).

While there are those who loved the new iPhone and dubbed it the best in Apple’s infamous smartphone line, there are those who gave bad reviews if only because of a couple missed expectations.

One of the worst and probably the most cited bad features of the iPhone 7 is the lack of a headphone jack. In fact, it had been repeatedly mocked and compared with competing devices such as Google’s Pixel that some people might actually be convinced to switch sides.

Others criticize the device’s lack of improvements in terms of display resolution even as its screen size increased.

While Apple devices had a reputation for clear display a couple of years ago, it seems like the Cupertino-based company has neglected that part of their flagship device that competitors are beginning to take the title from them.

Finally, another bad thing about having a supersized Apple phone is the lack of one-hand typing support.

Just imagine, corporate employees and professionals opt for iPhone because of its sleek and elegant look only to discover it will make their work even more difficult as they will need to use both hands only to send messages or type in a couple of sentences on their phones. What a bummer, right?


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Apple’s Secret One-Handed Keyboard

Fortunately, Steve Troughton-Smith, a game developer and IT expert, recently shared a discovery that could probably change all that.

In a Tweet, Troughton-Smith explained that Apple has actually been secretly working on one-hand typing support but has evidently left it to rot hidden under codes since they launched the iOS 8 in 2014.

At the time, Apple may have decided it was the right time to develop the feature. iPhones are beginning to increase in sizes that cannot be handled with one hand, with the iPhone 6 as proof to that point.

What is mind boggling about this is why Apple decided to keep the keyboard buried under code and not make it official which means iPhone users cannot use it.

That is, unless they decide to Jailbreak their devices with the following activation tweak on the codes.

Microsoft’s WordFlow

Of course, iPhone users also have the option to download Microsoft’s one-handed keyboard app WordFlow which is exclusively available for iPhone users.

According to the Wall Street Journal, this app has features that allow users to use their photos as the background image of their keyboards and curve their smart keypad to make one-hand typing a whole lot easier as WordFlow can lock on either left or right depending on the user’s preference.

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