How to Get Word Cursor Animation on the iOS Keyboard

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SmoothCursor is a jailbreak tweak that adds a smooth animation to the iOS keyboard cursor. Normally typing characters results in the cursor jumping to the front of the line at all times. Users of Microsoft Word 2013 have already been introduced to a smooth cursor animation, which changes the traditional cursor behavior.

Now fans of this animation can add the feature to iOS with SmoothCursor. Once installed, there are no settings or options to configure. The cursor will appear to smoothly drift across the line while typing in any app.

Of course, the feature has its detractors. There are many sources dedicated to showing users how to switch off the animated cursor in Microsoft Word 2013. The animation can cause a bit of lag when typing quickly, with the cursor falling behind the most recently typed characters. For others it will be an enhancement, keeping the typing experience smooth.

SmoothCursor is available from the BigBoss repo on Cydia for free. To start customizing iOS, click here for instructions on jailbreaking iOS 8.0-8.1.2. Those with older firmware can jailbreak with Pangu (iOS 7.1) or evasi0n 7 (iOS 7.0). Find out how to purchase and install Cydia tweaks with this guide.

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