How to Turn the iPad Floating Keyboard On & Off

This tutorial is on how to do the iPad floating keyboard back to normal? Most of the iPad users did appreciate the Floating Keyboard of iPadOS as well as QuickPath typing in iPadOS after that only. The floating keyboard is very helpful because you can quickly move the keyboard wherever you want over the entire screen. Besides, it is not like that after enabling a floating keyboard on iOS, you have to follow a long haul procedure to disable it. Just like turning on a floating keyboard, it is quite easy to get rid of it.

The primary goal of Apple behind this feature is, the user should perform tasks/type on a bigger screen without using two fingers. Once you enable the floating keyboard, the keyboard size is almost similar to the iPhone’s keyboard. See, if you find a floating keyboard helpful.

Which iPad supports the Floating Keyboard? How to Use and Move on Screen

I want to inform you that not all the iPad supports the floating keyboard feature, as it is only available in iPadOS 13 or later versions. iPadOS brings hundreds of classic changes and new functions that will blow your mind. So if your iPad supports iPadOS 13, then don’t wait, just update the iPad. Check out the list of iPadOS 13 compatible iPad’s.

  • iPad Air 2
  • iPad Air (3rd Gen)
  • iPad Mini 4
  • iPad Mini (5th Gen)
  • iPad 5th Gen
  • iPad (6th Gen)
  • 7-inch iPad Pro
  • 5-inch iPad Pro
  • 11-inch iPad Pro
  • 9-inch iPad Pro

How to Enable Floating Keyboard on iPad

Floating keyboard relieves our fingers, and with ease, we can type anything on iPad. The procedure to enable and disable the floating keyboard on iPadOS is straightforward. No need to change any settings of the iPad, you can enable and disable floating keyboard while using the app and keyboard. Here’s how to do it.

Enable Floating Keyboard on iPad in iPadOS

Two Finger Feature only work to Enable Floating Keyboard and Disable Floating Keyboard on iPad. To move Floating Keyboard we can also use Two-Finger at once or Use Below drag bar, check it out in this tutorial with the image in the below points.

Step #1: Launch any app that requires an on-screen keyboard like Notes, Messages, etc.
Step #2: Then pinch-in the keyboard using two fingers.

pinch Zoom in to enter in Floating keyboard on iPad in iPadOS 13 or later (1)
pinch Zoom in to enter in Floating keyboard on iPad in iPadOS 13 or later (1)

The keyboard will go small, as shown in the picture. You can also adjust the keyboard on the screen wherever you want by dragging using the horizontal line at the middle-end of the keyboard.

Disable Floating Keyboard on iPad in iPadOS

Step #1: Likewise, when you pinch-out the keyboard using two fingers, the keyboard will gain its original size. This is how you can disable the floating keyboard.

pinch Zoom out to Exit from Floating keyboard on iPad in iPadOS 13 or later
pinch Zoom out to Exit from Floating keyboard on iPad in iPadOS 13 or later

However, it is not possible to adjust the keyboard after disabling the floating keyboard.

How to move Floating Keyboard on iPad in iPadOS

Move On-Screen Floating Keyboard on iPad any corner of the screen area using the navigation bar showing on the Buttom keyboard panel. So we can preciously use a whole screen or Full-screen app and wake up when needed. Once you use the Floating keyboard, it will always be activated, even if you lock the iPad screen or Switch to another app. So, many users are worried about why my iPad Keyboard is small on screen.

Move Floating Keyboard on iPad in iPadOS
Move Floating Keyboard on iPad in iPadOS

Can’t use Floating Keyboard on iPadOS

Unable to use a floating keyboard on iPadOS? That’s not a big issue at all. Read on the basic tricks and try to fix the Floating keyboard not working on iOS.

Fix 1: Force Restart iPad

By force restarting iPad, the minor glitch that is causing multiple errors will get resolved. Although it is advisable to restart the iPad once in a week.

iPad without Home button,

Step #1: Press and quickly release the Volume Up button.
Step #2: Press and quickly release the Volume Down button.
Step #3: Press and hold the Side button until the Apple logo appears on the screen.

iPad with Home button,

Step #1: Press and hold the Home button and Power button until the Apple logo appears on the screen.

Fix 2: Force close application

It might be possible that the particular application is troubling the iPad’s floating keyboard. Usually, this thing happens with third-party applications. So it is better to force close an app and re-launch it. Bring the App switcher on-screen and force close the application.

Fix 3: Reset All Settings on your iPad

You may be wondering why to reset all settings when the problem is with the floating keyboard. However, when you reset all settings, all the customized settings are restored to factory settings. Therefore, if you have made any inappropriate changes to the iPad, it will be easily restored to default.

  1. Go to the “Settings” app.
  2. Tap “General”.
  3. Scroll the screen to tap “Transfer or Reset iPad.”
  4. Choose Reset
  5. Select “Reset All Settings”.
  6. Enter the passcode and proceed.
  7. Now tap Reset for confirmation.

Next, what to do? Please give it some time; the iPad will reboot automatically. After that, check whether your iPad keyboard issues are resolved or not.

Photo of author

Karly Wood

Karly Wood, a Wellington-based journalist, excels in covering Apple and tech trends. With a diverse background in public safety, government, and education reporting, her insights bridge multiple disciplines, offering readers a well-rounded perspective on today's technological advancements. Contact Her Team:- jaysukh.pharma@gmail.com [OR] admin@howtoisolve.com

Leave a Comment