Your iPhone Has a Secret Undo Button

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Jan. 26 2014 11:52 PM

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.


GIF by Chris Wade

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

The worst

GIF by Chris Wade


Click undo, and your text will be restored.

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Forrest Wickman is a Slate senior editor. He writes and edits for Slate’s culture blog, Brow Beat.

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