iPad Pro Displaying the onscreen keyboard with keyboard attached

Discussion in 'iPad' started by balt, Feb 14, 2016.

  1. balt macrumors newbie

    Mar 5, 2009
    Hi all,

    Is there any way to display the on-screen keyboard while a physical keyboard is attached? This used to work nicely with the BT ones, just switch them off and the onscreen keyboard would appear. It's not that easy now (and not practical if one wants the iPad to remain in the stand)


    - Balt
  2. Night Spring macrumors G5

    Night Spring

    Jul 17, 2008
    See if there is an "eject" key on your keyboard. That's what I use with my Bluetoth keyboard when I want to bring up onscreen keyboard, no need to turn it off.
  3. balt thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 5, 2009
    Apple keyboard with ipad pro... There be no eject. Other suggestions?
  4. mikewired macrumors member

    Apr 28, 2010
  5. hovscorpion12 macrumors 65816


    Sep 12, 2011
    There is no option with the Apple Keyboard. With the Smart Keyboard designed for the iPad Pro as well as the Logitech Create both have options to display software keyword while the physical keyboard is connected. However both cannot work at the same time. It's either one or the other.
  6. Night Spring macrumors G5

    Night Spring

    Jul 17, 2008
    By Apple keyboard, do you mean the Bluetooth ones? On those, you hit the eject key to make the software keyboard appear.

    And how do you do this on the Smart Keyboard, as OP says there is no eject key on that?
  7. Angie S macrumors newbie

    Angie S

    Oct 15, 2016
    Swipe up with two fingers from the bottom of the screen to get the on-screen keyboard to appear. I figured this one out by happy accident. It was driving me crazy that I couldn't get to the dictation button.
  8. Eric5273 macrumors 6502a

    Apr 12, 2009
    New Jersey
    My Brydge keyboard has a button in the top row to make the on screen keyboard appear.

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