Split keyboard doesn't work on new iPad?

cacophony555

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Original poster
Sep 27, 2010
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I tried enabling the "split keyboard" but it doesn't seem do anything.
(General -> Keyboard -> Split Keyboard)

It looks identical to the regular keyboard.

Issue with iOS 5.1?

Edit: sorry, this is my first iPad and apparently I need to manually force a split once the keyboard is onscreen.
 

spiderman0616

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Aug 1, 2010
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Take two fingers and swipe them in opposite directions across the keyboard. It will split. You can put it back together in the same way. I believe you can also move it up to the middle of the screen.
 

Snoosedaddy

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Apr 3, 2011
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When you pull up your onscreen keyboard, the bottom right corner shows keyboard button. You must hold the 5 dashes on that button, and slide up. I'm sure there is a youtube video out there somewhere showing this.
 

deeddawg

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Jun 14, 2010
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Works on mine. The setting just enables it, still gotta switch when the keybd is visible. Press/hold the keyboard icon on bottom right of the keyboard and select Split.
 

applesith

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Jun 11, 2007
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Gotta crack the screen in half. Make sure you do it as close to the middle as you can otherwise it's going to be uneven.