Did you know that the iPad keyboard can be moved around the screen? Many owners of the “apple” tablet are unaware that the virtual keyboard can be located in different parts of the screen, moving it up and down for ease of use. Depending on the situation, the keyboard can be moved completely or divided into parts.
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How to move keyboard on iPad screen
Moving a virtual keyboard from one place on the iPad screen to another is very simple. For this:
1. Open the application on your iPad where the keyboard is used (for example, “Notes”);
2. Open a new document (note) so that the keyboard appears;
3. Press and hold the keyboard icon in the lower right corner of the keyboard;
4. In the menu that opens, select Unpin;
5. Touch the keyboard icon and drag the entire keyboard to the desired location on the screen (works in both portrait and landscape orientation).
This way you can drag the keyboard anywhere on the iPad screen, up and down. However, placing the keyboard in the upper part is not very convenient, since it can cover what you are typing.
The method described above only works with respect to the virtual keyboard. If you are using a physical keyboard (such as a built-in keyboard or Smart Keyboard), simply place it on a table or other surface as you like. The situation is even simpler with Bluetooth keyboards, which can be positioned as you like.
As mentioned above, the virtual keyboard can also be divided into two parts. This will allow you to type with just the thumbs of both hands.
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How to return the iPad keyboard to its original position
At any time, you can return the iPad keyboard to its original position. For this:
1. Open “Notes” or any other application with a keyboard;
2. Press and hold the keyboard icon in the lower right corner;
3. In the menu that appears, select “Fix”, and the keyboard will return to its original position at the bottom of the screen.
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What is a floating keyboard on an iPad?
With the release of iPadOS 13, an option called iPad appeared Floating, allowing you to reduce the keyboard to a minimum size with the ability to move it to any part of the screen.
To activate Floating keyboard on iPad, press and hold the button with the keyboard image in the lower right corner of the virtual keyboard, and then select Floating in the menu that appears.
The keyboard will shrink to iPhone sizes.
To move the floating keyboard, press and hold the bar at the bottom of the keyboard.
In order to return to the previous view of the keyboard, simply spread out (stretch) the keyboard with two fingers.
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Why was the keyboard out of place on the iPad screen?
If you suddenly find that the keyboard is at the top of the screen or in another wrong place, then most likely you (or someone else) accidentally unfastened it and moved it. In very rare cases, the cause of the keyboard movement may be a failure in iOS. Whatever the reason for moving the keyboard, in order to bring it back, follow the instructions above.
It is worth noting that the ability to move the virtual keyboard on the screen is implemented only in the iPad. For iPhone users, a feature is available that allows you to type on the keyboard with one hand (in detail).