Windows Phone Tip: How to place cursor within word to edit text

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Editing a word in Windows Phone isn’t very easy — unless you know this little trick. Have a look at the video or read below to learn how I brought up the cursor on my Nokia Lumia 920…

How to bring up text editing cursor in Windows Phone

Simply hold your finger (or thumb) over the text box and a blue cursor will appear. Move your finger around the screen and the cursor will follow. When you have the cursor where you want it just let go and you can then add more text or remove letters.

This is especially useful in areas that don’t have spell check enabled, like some 3rd party apps and the Windows Phone browser.

Big things to @MrAlshahawy for the tip!

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  • Cheryl

    Thanks,it always frustrated me to make corrections.

  • Mike Macias

    No problem! Glad to help! Be sure to subscribe to our site via email or keep checking back for more tips like this. What Windows Phone do you have Cheryl?