Ahh, the glorious smartphone. Nearly every person has one nowadays, and it seems like you can’t even walk down the street without bumping into someone whose eyes are transfixed by whatever is on their screen. Our phones have become an extension of ourselves, and we can’t leave home without them.

Of all the brands of smartphones out there, the iPhone seems to be the most popular. With an almost unlimited amount of cool apps to buy and a sleek look that you can tailor to your liking, it seems to be the best piece of cellular technology on the market. But did you know that there are a ton of cool shortcuts to help make your phone even cooler—and your life easier?

Jazz Johnson, a 19-year-old student from Baylor University, would always become frustrated whenever he’d try to use his calculator app and input the wrong number by mistake; he’d have to start the entire equation all over again. Thankfully, he came across a nifty little trick that alleviated all of his worries—and he decided to share it online for every iPhone owner to enjoy!

Nowadays, almost everyone owns a smartphone, with the iPhone being the most popular. The technology is stunning, and there are so many cool features that can provide countless hours of entertainment. But you probably don’t know all the neat little shortcuts that it has to offer…

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A 19-year-old Baylor University student and iPhone user named Jazz Johnson frequently used his calculator app for his classes. It saved him money from having to purchase an actual calculator, and it was always conveniently located in his pocket. Unfortunately, he became frustrated whenever he input the wrong number on his screen because he’d have to start the entire equation all over again. He couldn’t understand why iPhone creators didn’t offer a backspace function! That’s when he had a brilliant idea…


While Jazz was perusing Reddit one afternoon, he came upon a thread from a user named sweetbabyapplepie. The post offered plenty of great iPhone tricks—including instructions on how to use the backspace feature on the calculator app! Jazz couldn’t believe it. He immediately uploaded a picture to the Internet so everyone would know the great news.

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As it turns out, a simple right or left swipe on the screen will give you the elusive backspace you’ve been searching for! His picture was shared by tons of users in an instant. He quickly realized that he wasn’t the only person who was feeling frustrated with the whole thing…

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Some people have owned iPhones for years and have never been able to figure out this easy trick! This just goes to show you that, when in doubt, there is most likely an Internet thread somewhere that can help!

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Isn’t it amazing how many cool hacks can be found with everyday devices like our iPhones—and we don’t even realize it? Watch the video below to see exactly how this iPhone calculator hack works!

Whoa, that’s nuts! You probably never knew it could be so simple—or that this hack existed to begin with. It certainly makes calculating easier!

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