How to Fix Keyboard on iPad

March 15, 2024
David Sunnyside

The iPad’s onscreen keyboard is convenient and flexible -- you can even split it to make typing with two fingers easier. But sometimes the keyboard appears in the middle of the screen instead of at the bottom, making it hard to type. This article discusses some viable ways to fix the problem quickly and easily.

The first thing you can try if the keyboard disappears is a simple restart of your device. Just hold the power button and the home button at the same time to shut down your iPad. Wait a couple of minutes and then press the power button to turn it back on. If this doesn’t fix the problem, you may need to reset your iPad or restore it with iTunes.

Another option is to use a pinch gesture to bring the keyboard back to the bottom of the screen. This works just like zooming in on a photo. Press two fingers firmly on the floating keyboard, and then spread them apart to return it to its normal position. You can also uninstall and reinstall a third-party keyboard app to see if that fixes the problem.

If the keyboard still doesn’t appear on the iPad, it’s possible that some settings are misconfigured. Open the Settings app and then tap “General,” followed by “Keyboard.” Review the keyboard settings to ensure that everything is configured correctly.

You can also update your iPad to the latest version of iOS if it’s running an older build. This will usually fix any bugs or temporary glitches that may be interfering with the keyboard’s function.

David Sunnyside
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