Undo and Redo: New iPhone and iPad Gestures You May Not Know About

Not long ago, typing text without using a physical keyboard seemed ridiculous. But now working with a smartphone’s touch screen to print characters is considered the norm. Of course, on a small display, errors will inevitably occur when entering letters and words. Sometimes you have to delete symbols during editing, and a lot. But do not rush to actively press the delete key or use the outdated iPhone shake. There is a better way to undo or redo the last action.

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Undo the last action

Starting with iOS 13 (iPadOS 13), mobile operating systems have a new exclusive gesture to undo the last action. To do this, you just need to swipe the screen with three fingers to the left. This can be done anywhere on the display, even on the keyboard. But if the movement turns out to be inaccurate, then it may involve interaction with other elements of the screen. However, a little practice will allow you to work out a useful movement.

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Redo last action

But what if you want to go back to your text and re-edit it? Fortunately, this is just as easy with a new return gesture. All you need to do is swipe the screen with three fingers from left to right.

How to do an Undo or Redo action using gestures in iPadOS

Undoing and redoing recent actions with just one swipe of three fingers across the screen is a great example of how Apple tried to make it easier to edit text on the iPhone. The best part is that these gestures work not only with text, but also with images and other media inserted into text documents. In addition, these gestures work on a system-wide scale, so they can be used not only in Apple’s native apps: Mail, Messages, Notes, and Safari, but also in third-party programs: Facebook, Twitter, and others.

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