How to Enable Split Keyboard on iPad? Step-by-Step Guide

A Step-by-Step Guide on How to Enable Split Keyboard on iPad.
Split Keyboard on iPad

We now live in a world where screen sizes of devices are getting larger and larger every day, with many of the recent Apple devices such as the iPad Pro having a huge screen that measures almost 13-inches when measured diagonally.

This no doubt makes the iPad Pro great for note-taking, only if you’re using the Apple Pencil, if you’ve ever tried typing on such a huge screen with your hands you will know how time-consuming it could get if you’re not sitting at a desk. However, to overcome this issue, Apple offers a nifty split keyboard layout option which can be accessed by following the steps listed below:

Step 1: Enabling Split Keyboard in Settings

Firstly, you need to make sure that the split keyboard is enabled in settings.

  • To enable it, head to Settings on your iPad
  • In settings tap on General.
  • Now in General, tap on the keyboard and check if the split keyboard toggle is enabled.
  • If it’s not on tap on the toggle to turn it on.
Split Keyboard on iPad

Step 2: Accessing & Using Split Keyboard on iPad

Once enabled in settings, you can access and start typing with the split keyboard by following these steps:

  • Open the keyboard in any place you want to start typing.
  • Once the normal keyboard appears on the screen, long tap on the keyboard with a down arrow button which is placed on the bottom right corner of the keyboard.
  • This opens a small hidden menu that offers three–Split, Floating and Undock options which can be picked by swiping up and down on it.
  • Swipe up on Split and once it turns blue lift your finger and you’ve now enabled the split keyboard.
  • You can also turn it off by following the same steps and selecting the Dock & Merge option.

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