How to Turn the iPad’s Floating Keyboard On & Off

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The iPad’s floating keyboard can come in handy when you want to see more of the screen or when you want to use slide to type. However, the floating keyboard can be annoying when it pops out accidentally, especially if you don’t know how to return the keyboard to the bottom of the screen. Here’s how to turn the floating keyboard on and off on the iPad.

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  1. To turn the floating keyboard on, open any app that uses the keyboard and then pinch the keyboard.


     
  2. Hold and drag to place the keyboard where you want it on the screen.


     
  3. To return the keyboard to the bottom of the screen, simply reverse the pinching gesture you used earlier.

Voila! Your keyboard is back to normal. Now, you can switch back and forth on purpose instead of by accident. Happy typing!

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Tamlin Day is a feature web writer at iPhone Life. He has a degree in Media and Communications from Maharishi University of Management and his work has been published in the Rio Review and Breathe Free Press.