The iPad's Split Keyboard Has A Few Hidden Buttons That Make Typing Easier

You've no doubt seen the split keyboard that iOS 5 brought to the iPad, but it turns out it has a few hidden buttons on the edges. Here's how they work.

My biggest gripe with the split keyboard was that it forced me to type certain letters — like T or Y — with certain hands. Depending on what I'm typing, sometimes I prefer reaching to T with my left hand, or Y with my right. It turns out, though, that Apple actually lets you do that with the split keyboard — you just don't see the keys. Try it: tap and drag the keyboard key in the bottom right corner to split the keyboard, then tap next to the Y key. It should type the letter T. Now the split keyboard is quite a bit more enticing!

[Finer Things in iOS via @danfrakes]


    So it does. That's pretty nifty actually.

    Reaching to T with your left and Y with your right like usual? ;)

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