How to Split and Merge iPad Keyboard?

If you use an iPad, you might know how to split the default iPad keyboard to utilize the screen size. Also, how to merge the iPad keyboard to return to the standard form.

However, if you are new to the Apple iPad, you might not know the feature and don’t know how to split the iPad keyboard and turn the keyboard to the normal stage if it has been accidentally split.

How to Split iPad Keyboard?

To split and merge the iPad keyboard, do the following steps.

Step 1: Open any text editor or a note-taking app on your iPad, and the default keyboard will pop up.

Step 2: Now tap and hold the keyboard icon shown at the bottom of the keyboard.


Step 3: While tapping and holding, an option will be shown with three different options Undock, Split, and Floating.

Step 4: Now, slide your finger to the Split option. While sliding, make sure to keep the tap and holding (Do not release the finger)


Step 5: Once you move the finger to the Split option, you can release the finger from the screen, and your keyboard now turns to the split option.

So you can use the split mode of the keyboard on your iPad and thus get more view of the screen while typing.

How to Merge iPad Keyboard From Split Mode?

If you wish to revert the keyboard to the original form and thus remove the split mode, follow the below steps.

Step 1: Open any editor on your iPad so that the keyboard will pop up.

Step 2: Now, tap and hold the keyboard icon at the bottom right corner of the keyboard from the split keyboard.


Step 3: Now, you will see additional options on the keyboard. As we did before, slide the finger to the merge option on the keyboard.


Step 4: Once your finger reaches the merge option, you can release the finger, and now the split iPad keyboard will revert to the original state.

So, finally, your iPad keyboard will change to the default layout, and you can use it as before.

You can split and merge the iPad keyboard as per your choice and your requirements, whether it is note-taking, replying to an email, etc.

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