Did you know that the iPad keyboard can be moved around the screen? Many owners of the “apple” tablet are not aware that the virtual keyboard can be placed 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 the keyboard on the iPad screen
It’s easy to move the virtual keyboard from one place on the iPad screen to another. For this:
1. Open an application on your iPad that uses a keyboard (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 orientations).
This way you can drag the keyboard anywhere on the iPad screen, up and down. However, placing the keyboard at the top is not very convenient, as it can cover what you are typing.
The method described above only works with the virtual keyboard. If you’re using a physical keyboard (such as the one built into a case or a Smart Keyboard), simply place it on a table or other surface that suits you. The situation is even simpler with Bluetooth keyboards, which can be positioned however you like.
As mentioned above, the virtual keyboard can also be divided into two parts. This will allow you to type with only the thumbs of both hands.
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How to return the iPad keyboard to its original position
You can return the iPad keyboard to its original position at any time. 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. From the menu that appears, select “Pin”, and the keyboard will return to its original position at the bottom of the screen.
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What is the floating keyboard in iPad?
With the release of iPadOS 13, the iPad has an option called floating, which allows 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 keyboard button at the bottom right of the virtual keyboard, and then select floating in the menu that appears.
The keyboard will shrink to “iPhone” size.
To move the floating keyboard, press and hold the bar at the bottom of the keyboard.
To return to the previous view of the keyboard, simply spread (stretch) the keyboard with two fingers.
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Why is 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 unpinned it and moved it. In very rare cases, a glitch in iOS can cause the keyboard to move. Whatever the reason for moving the keyboard, in order to return it back, follow the instructions above.
It is worth noting that the ability to move the virtual keyboard around the screen is implemented only in the iPad. For iPhone users, a feature is available that allows you to type text on the keyboard with one hand (detailed).