How to Undock the iPad Keyboard and Move it Around the Screen

How to Undock the iPad Keyboard and Move it Around the Screen

The on-screen keyboard on the iPad may seem unmovable, but users actually have multiple options. One such option that’s pretty well known is the ability to split keyboard and have half for your right hand and half for your left hand. But did you know you can undock the keyboard from the bottom of the screen and move it anywhere you want? You can and it’s easy to do. Here’s how to undock the iPad keyboard and move it around the screen.

Related: The Complete Guide to iPad Multitasking: Split Screen, Slide Over & Picture-in-Picture

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  • Open an app that will activate the iPad on-screen keyboard.

  • Press and hold the keyboard icon in the lower right corner.

  • Tap Undock. Your keyboard will move to the center of the screen.

  • To reposition the keyboard where you’d like, press, hold, and drag the keyboard icon up or down.

If you decide you want to dock your keyboard once more, just tap and hold the keyboard icon then press Dock. That’s all there is to it!

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Conner Carey's writing can be found at conpoet.com. She is currently writing a book, creating lots of content, and writing poetry via @conpoet on Instagram. She lives in an RV full-time with her mom, Jan and dog, Jodi as they slow-travel around the country.