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How-To Fix an iPad Keyboard That’s Split in Half or Two
about 2 years ago

One of the most frequent questions we get from our iPad friends and readers is problems with their iPad keyboards. Specifically, what should you do when your iPad keyboard is split down the middle with half of it on the left side and the other part on the right side of your iPad’s screen. Just how do you get it back together like it should be? For many iFolks, this a very annoying problem that they just can’t figure out how to fix! How-To Fix an iPad Keyboard That's Split in Half or Two


The good news is this is a relatively easy problem to remedy. And there are a few approaches that work.

So let’s get to it!


First, get to know your keyboard button

The keyboard button is that key at the very bottom-right corner (icon looks like a small keyboard made of dots and lines) How-To Fix an iPad Keyboard That's Split in Half or Two

Fixes for an iPad Keyboard That’s Split in Half
Pull both ends back together with your fingers and drag the two keyboards towards each other
Hold the keyboard button down for a second or two and select MergeiPad Keyboard Merge for Split Keyboards
Place two fingers on the space bar and push your fingers together
Visit Settings > General > Keyboards > Split Keyboard > Toggle off
Turning this setting off prevents this particular from reoccurring iPad Split Keyboard Settings
ipad split keyboard ios 11 Showing Up in the Middle of Your Screen?
Sometimes, your split keyboard isn’t at its usual bottom of the screen but rather sits somewhere in the middle or top of your screen. To return your screen to the bottom, press and hold the keyboard icon and drag the keyboard down to its usual dock (or any other location you prefer.)
Move and Merge a Split Keyboard
To merge a split keyboard and move it back to the bottom of the screen, touch and hold the keyboard icon until you see a pop-up menu then tap Dock and Merge
Who Wants a Split Keyboard on an iPad?
Believe it or not, many folks love the iPad split keyboard! In landscape mode, the split keyboard makes using your thumbs to access all of the keys comfortable and easy! So type away with just thumbs!

To Split an iPad Keyboard
Open any app, like email or notes, and tap a text field
Tap and hold the keyboard icon in the lower-right corner of the keyboard
Press until you see a pop-up menu and tap Split
Split keyboard is not available on the iPad Pro 12.9-inch models

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