Apple’s iPhone has tons of unique little tricks inside each of its apps, and you really have to play with it to find out what’s hidden. The one you might not expect to find is in the calculator app.
So whether you’re trying to figure out how much to tip your waiter at a restaurant or just adding up how much money you’ve spent in the last week, these quick tips will certainly make your life easier.
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How to delete a single digit
If you type a wrong digit in your calculator app, you don’t have to press the C button to clear it and start over. However, just swipe left or right at the top of the screen and the last digit you typed will disappear.
How to use the scientific calculator
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If you need to perform more complicated math equations like exponents, square roots, etc., just open your calculator app and turn your iPhone on its side. This will reveal a full scientific calculator keyboard that offers tons of math options, just like a real calculator.
How to copy and paste from the calculator app
If you need to quickly enter your calculator results into another application, you don’t necessarily need to memorize the number itself. Just double-tap the number to copy it, then paste it where you need it.
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How to use Spotlight Search to quickly do a calculation
Calculator functions are also integrated into the Spotlight search function on your iPhone. So if you don’t feel like going into your calculator app, you don’t have to.
Swipe left on your home screen to reveal the Spotlight search page
Type any simple math equation (addition, subtraction, etc.) in the search bar and the results will appear directly below.
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