120: Quick Tip: iOS Calculator

How to Backspace or Delete a Number

I know it’s hard to believe a tip about a calculator could be useful or interesting, but this one might change your mind. It made me happy and I probably use the Calculator a couple of times per year. But when I do, I usually screw up something and then say Doh!

Problem: You are adding and subtracting and multiplying along on your iPhone or iPad calculator. You’re about 10 numbers deep and your fingers mess up and press the wrong button. You would love to hit the backspace or delete key, but it does not exist. Only the dreaded C which will clear all of the numbers. But there is a Fix!

Solution (Spoiler Alert): Watch the 59 second tutorial or read below.

How to Backspace or Delete

The fix is pretty simple. When you make a mistake, just swipe the numbers left or right (works the same either way) and you can delete numbers one at a time.

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