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Life-altering protip: YOU CAN BACKSPACE ON THE IPHONE CALCULATOR!!!!

While my transition from Android to iOS went without any significant hiccups, one thing that has been driving me nuts for months is that I never figured out how to properly use the Calculator app in the iPhone, especially when it comes to backspacing. But as it turns out – there is a secret gesture precisely for that.

As pointed out by one resourceful user on Twitter, Apple has designed a hidden gesture specifically for backspacing and all it takes to use it is a gentle horizontal swipe – either to the left or to the right – in the field where the total sum is displayed.

Each single swipe will remove one figure respectively. This means you won’t have to resort to the dreadful ‘C’ anytime you misclick a digit.

Here’s how it works:

While the feature has been in iOS since at least 2012, we are merely getting it out there for users – like myself and many others I suppose – that are yet to figure out how to backspace in Calculator the right way.

I mean, TNW is full of tech nerds and most of us were in awe to discover this nifty gesture, so I’m sure it’ll come in handy to the less tech-savvy users out there.

So there you have it: Swipe to the left (or the right) and never worry about messing up a digit again.

Did you know about this little trick? Tell us down in the comments.

[H/T Censored Dialogue]