How to “Split” the iPad Keyboard

by Ross McKillop on May 15, 2013

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This very brief tutorial will show you how to ‘split’ the keyboard on your iPad so that you can type more comfortably using just your thumbs.

Follow the simple steps below to enable this lesser known feature (hat tip to Eric Hogg).

  1. Open any App that uses the keyboard. Put your thumbs on the middle of the keyboard and ‘swipe’ outwards.

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  3. Now your keyboard is split into two halves – making it much easier to type using only your thumbs – which also makes it easier to hold your iPad while typing.

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  5. To revert to the normal/default keyboard, simply swipe the keyboards back together.

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