Future Tense

Your iPhone Has a Secret Undo Button

This function isn’t meant to be a secret, but in my experience most iPhone users don’t know about it—and it can save a lot of headaches.

If you ever make a mistake typing, deleting, cutting, or pasting, here’s what to do.


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Just shake your phone like you’re furious. (This will not be hard.)

The worst

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Click undo, and your text will be restored.

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