how to enable the software keyboard?

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  1. UBS28 macrumors 6502a

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    How do I get the software keyboard while the iPad Pro is attached to the ASK?
     
  2. akash.nu macrumors 68030

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    Don't think you can do that. It's the same when you have a Bluetooth keyboard connected to the iPad.

    Out of curiosity, why do you need 2 keyboards at the same time?! defeats the purpose isn't it?
     
  3. UBS28 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    When I am outside in the park on a bench for example and the iPad pro is on my lap, I feel more secure if I hold it with 1 hand while I type on the screen with my other.
     
  4. chrfr macrumors 603

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    If you fold the smart keyboard back behind the iPad, you get the standard on-screen keyboard, without having to change anything.
     
  5. UBS28 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I already know that, but that is less secure when the ASK is on my lap and then using the software keyboard.

    That is why I want to use it like that.
     
  6. Precursor macrumors 6502

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    I use my ASK as a stand most of the time, and at nights it is impossible to see the keys unless you turn the lights on in the room. I’d have to temporarily detach the keyboard to bring up the on screen keyboard. It’s a pain.
     
  7. akash.nu macrumors 68030

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    Don't know why Apple couldn't fit a few LEDs in there.
     
  8. dwfaust macrumors 68040

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    Haven't you heard? This is in. You're doing it wrong. /s
     
  9. Precursor macrumors 6502

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    Doesnt even have to glow, even having the fonts printed with some reflective material would help. As it is, there is very little contrast between the charcoal keyboard and dirty white fonts, not enough to see the keys with only the display light.
     
  10. ApfelKuchen macrumors 68030

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    Personally, I think the iPad is more stable on my lap when I use it in "watch" mode than when it's in "type" mode - the iPad is closer to vertical, so it's less likely to fall backwards. Watch mode allows you to tilt the iPad and use the software keyboard.

    Refer to this Apple support article for illustrations - https://support.apple.com/HT205237

    Also, that article describes a workaround for exactly what you want to do - "slightly lift the iPad from the Smart Keyboard groove."
     
  11. akash.nu macrumors 68030

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    Yeah, don't know why they don't have the same stuff as the other mac keyboards. Maybe it will make it thicker. Who knows?!
     
  12. Eric5273 macrumors 6502a

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    I don't know about the ASK, but on the Magic Keyboard pressing the Eject key in the upper right causes the software keyboard to appear.
     
  13. UBS28 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Would have been nice to have if this feature was included with the ASK.
     

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