Keyboard split AND merge

Discussion in 'iOS 10' started by RobinInOR, Dec 18, 2016.

  1. RobinInOR macrumors 6502


    Sep 14, 2014
    The only thing stopping my husband from moving from his original iPad mini to my new iPad mini4 is the way the on screen keyboard splits in IOS10

    I want it to split, but stay docked at thr bottom of the screen.
    If i hold down the keyboard icon to get the popup menu, it has 'undock' and 'split'.
    If I use 'split', it immediately moves to the middle of the screen. It wont stay docked.
    Same if I use my first ngers to drag it apart, it undocks.

    If I have it split and undocked, that same menu changes to 'merge' or 'merge and dock'. I don't want to do either of those things.

    A couple of times I've tried using my thumbs at the edges on each side to try and drag it down to a docked position, but it either doesnt move or it merges.

    TL;DR I want the keboard split in the docked position on my iPad mini4. How?
  2. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    Can you move the keyboard around when it's undocked and just bring it down like it's docked?
  3. RobinInOR thread starter macrumors 6502


    Sep 14, 2014
    Nope. At least not reliably. I think I've done it once and I can't find the pattern. Usually it just starts up the 'trackpad' feature that moves the cursor. If I move my fingers farther apart it doesn't move. And sometimes it does move but automatically merges again.
  4. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    Odd. I was under the impression the keyboard can be moved up or down when it's not docked (so that it doesn't have to be in the middle of the screen or anything like that).
  5. ZEEN0j macrumors 65816


    Sep 29, 2014
    You can move it up and down. Just drag it by holding on the hide keyboard button (same button to split and undock). You can even grab it when it's docked directly and it will split by itself.

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