Revise text. Touch and hold the text to show the magnifying glass, then drag to position the insertion point.

Finger touching the screen to get a magnified view of text and the insertion point

Select text. Tap the insertion point to display the selection options. Or double-tap a word to select it. Drag the grab points to select more or less text. In read-only documents, such as webpages, touch and hold to select a word.

Sample email message with some of the text selected. Above the selection are the Cut, Copy, bold/italics/underline, Define, and right arrow buttons. The selected text is highlighted, with grab points at either end

You can cut, copy, or paste over selected text. With some apps, you can also get bold, italic, or underlined text (tap B/I/U); get the definition of a word; or have iPhone suggest an alternative. Tap the show more button to see all the options.

Turn your keyboard into a trackpad. On iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, press the keyboard until it turns light gray. Move the cursor by dragging around the keyboard. Without lifting your finger, press a little deeper to select a word. Press twice to select a sentence. Press three times to select a paragraph. After pressing, you can drag to select more text.

 A note being edited after keyboard has been turned into a trackpad. Keyboard is dimmed, and text is selected and ready to edit

Undo the last edit. Shake iPhone, then tap Undo.