For many people, the iPad’s keyboard is an awkward size—too small to type on like a normal keyboard in landscape mode, but too large to thumb-type on like an iPhone in portrait mode. If you fall into the thumb-typing camp, Apple added a feature to iOS just for you. When you’re looking at the keyboard, press and hold the Hide Keyboard button in the lower right corner, and then tap Split. The keyboard breaks in half and moves up the screen. Now you can cradle the iPad in your palms and type with your thumbs. To put the keyboard back, press Hide Keyboard again, and tap either Merge or Dock and Merge (the latter puts it back at the bottom of the screen, too).
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