How to enable the iPhone 6S keyboard trackpad mode on older iPhones

New Apple iPhone 6S keyboard trackpad mode allows users to swipe on the keyboard to position the cursor accurately when typing or editing text. But If you have an older iPhone like the iPhone 6 or iPhone 5s, then you’re missing out on one of the best features made possible by 3D Touch featured on the iPhone 6S and higher devices.

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The good news is that a newly release free jailbreak tweak, iOS developer called Creatix’s beta repo, brings some of the keyboard trackpad features to older devices.

First and foremost, you’ll need to add Creatix’s beta repo to your Cydia sources. You can find it from using this link “repo.ioscreatix.com”

Once the repo is added, download the tweak called “Motus”. Once the tweak is installed, a swipe on the keyboard will enable trackpad mode, allowing you to precisely position the cursor.

Unlike other popular tweaks like SwipeSelection, Motus uses Apple’s built-in trackpad mode, so it works similarly to how it does on compatible iOS 9 devices.

Creatix says that you can use a single-finger swipe on the keyboard to invoke trackpad mode, and while that’s true, you may at times have to engage with a two-finger swipe to jump start trackpad mode. I also find that highlighting text isn’t nearly as possible as it is on the iPhone 6S, or even the iPad Air 2 (3D touch-less). Because of the way the trackpad mode is invoked, it makes it difficult at this point to use highlighting at all.

Motus is available for free and begins working immediately after installation. There or no options or settings that you need to configure in order to start and using it. It’s a tweak that needs a little work, but it shows flashes of promise.

iOS 9 Jailbreak available for free for all iOS 9 supported iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. But latest iOS 9.1 Jailbreak not released yet. Still available free Cydia download for iOS 9.0.2 – iOS 9 and lower versions

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