How to Fix Floating Keyboard on iPad

Typically, when you need to type on your iPad, a full keyboard appears at the bottom of the screen and disappears when it’s not needed. However, there is also a floating keyboard feature on the iPad, which is designed to be more convenient for one-handed typing. The floating keyboard can be moved around and even split into two halves.

Fix Floating Keyboard on iPad

If you prefer to use the full keyboard, there are a few ways to fix the floating keyboard on your iPad. Here’s what you can do:

1. Use pinch to zoom

Pinch the floating keyboard with two fingers, just like you would zoom in on a photo. This will expand the keyboard back to its normal size.

2. Drag the floating keyboard

Tap and hold the bottom of the floating keyboard, then drag it to the bottom of the screen. The keyboard will snap into place and stop floating.

3. Merge the split keyboard (Only for Home button iPads)

If you see two small keyboards floating over your app, tap a text field to make the keyboards appear.

1. Touch and hold the keyboard button on the lower right of one of the floating keyboards.

2. Select “Dock and Merge.”

This will join the two keyboards together and stop them from floating.

4. Turn off shortcuts

If the floating keyboard continues to appear, even when you have a Bluetooth keyboard connected, try turning off keyboard shortcuts.

1. Open the Settings app on your iPad.

2. Go to General > Keyboard.

3. Finally, turn off the Shortcuts and Predictive toggles.

5. Reboot your iPad

If none of the above fixes work, try rebooting your iPad.

1. Press the Volume up button and then the Volume down button one by one.

2. Now, press and hold the sleep/wake button.

3. Swipe the slider o turn off the iPad.

4. Press and hold the Sleep/Wake button until you see the Apple logo.

The floating keyboard is a useful feature on the iPad, but if it’s not working for you, these fixes should help you get back to typing with ease.

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