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People Are Losing Their Whole Minds After Learning You Can Swipe On The Calculator App

In fact, people are PISSED: "BOY I NEVER BEEN SO MAD IN MY LIFE. I'MA GO CALCULATE HOW MUCH TIME I'VE WASTED ON MY IPHONE CALCULATOR RIGHT ON MY IPHONE CALCULATOR."

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Other than some cosmetic updates, the iPhone calculator has virtually stayed the same on every iteration of the iPhone. But a whole bunch of people just learned about a pretty basic capability that's changed their whole lives. All thanks to Johnson and an old Reddit thread he recently came across.

Johnson told BuzzFeed News he himself had no idea the iPhone calculator app had this function. In fact, "I have actually thrown my phone out of frustration when messing up a calculation," he said.

When he stumbled upon the Reddit post from user sweetbabyapplepie from 2014, his world was rocked. "It certainly has made my life easier," he said.

Johnson then made a quick video about it to let his friends and followers all know that YES, YOU CAN SIMPLY SWIPE LEFT OR RIGHT TO CORRECT A NUMBER IN YOUR CALCULATIONS INSTEAD OF STARTING OVER EACH TIME.

PSA: you can backspace on the iPhone calculator

Not only are people ~learning something new~, it's blowing everyone's goddamned minds.

For so long most people thought they had only one way out of a typo on the calculator app. "After all those times I had to clear the whole damn thing 'cause I messed up."

@censoredialogue @midnightdrivin after all those times I had to clear the whole damn thing cause I messed up

After all those times I had to clear the entire thing https://t.co/IaBXBFP3OS

The answer had come so fast, and so simply, it's actually making people furious.

I'm pissed...do you know how much time I've wasted starting the whole ting again...naaa fuck off https://t.co/d66U0gdAJP

They want their seconds, minutes, HOURS back.

I'm mad af ... Do you know how many times I had to restart a calculation. How much time I wasted ? https://t.co/IgA77JElU3

"Why is this not more heavily advertised?!"

Why is this notmore heavily advertised?! Lol been needing this 🙄 https://t.co/4Wdj63cmFa

"THIS SHOULD HAVE CAME AT THE BACK OF THE PHONE CASE," someone adamantly responded.

@censoredialogue SO SOMEONE TELL ME WHY I HAD TO EARASE COMPLEX CALCULATIONS BECAUSE OF ONE ERROR. THIS SHOULD HAVE… https://t.co/mt0ISvyaIz

"BOY I NEVER BEEN SO MAD IN MY LIFE. I'MA GO CALCULATE HOW MUCH TIME I'VE WASTED ON MY IPHONE CALCULATOR RIGHT ON MY IPHONE CALCULATOR."

BOY I NEVER BEEN SO MAD IN MY LIFE. I'MA GO CALCULATE HOW MUCH TIME I'VE WASTED ON MY IPHONE CALCULATOR RIGHT ON MY… https://t.co/DIJbe9GVAM

Those who have had iPhones for years didn't even know about this.

I've had an iPhone for years and I never knew you could do this 🤦🏽‍♀️ https://t.co/jtfJRAo2Qw

Tbh, if you knew about this before and didn't tell anybody, you should just go ahead and report yourself to the police.

.@censoredialogue I somehow feel betrayed for having never learned about this!!!

Johnson told BuzzFeed News he was pretty shocked by how many people, like him, did not know about this already. But "[that] is why I made the video," he said.

@censoredialogue i swear if my friends knew about this and never told me

He now has everyone else curious and concerned about what other functions their iPhones could have done this whole time.

I'm sitting here staring st my phone wondering what else I don't know bout this bitch https://t.co/zXb6vlOi5A

To that, Johnson advises to "learn all the things you can do with 3D Touch because I use it all the time." You heard the guy.

Well what the HELL else can my phone do?! https://t.co/K6PmapMTUN

Now share this immediately to save a life.

You just saved my life https://t.co/xVX6Kzucul

Tanya Chen is a social news reporter for BuzzFeed and is based in New York.

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