Are you ready to switch between hardware & software iOS keyboard? Using an external keyboard like the Magic Keyboard attached to your iPad, the onscreen (software) keyboard can’t appear. Apple in this situation does enable you to switch between the hardware and software keyboard. But it could have definitely done a good job. Like surfacing those features for middle users who might be unaware it also exists in the firsts place. Just follow our brief step-by-step guide to learn how to instantly switch your iPad keyboard between the stock iOS keyboard and your Magic Keyboard or any other external iPad keyboard.
Switch between hardware keyboard like Magic Keyboard and iOS’ onscreen keyboard
If you want to instantly move between the onscreen software keyboard provided by iOS and your Magic Keyboard or other hardware keyboards for your iPad, iPhone or iPod touch, do this:
Head over to an app on your iOS device that allows text input, then click its text field.
For example, you might open Notes or click an existing chat in the Messages app. Then launch Safari and click the Smart Search field at the top. Must remember that here is a valid text field that allows keyboard entry must be chosen for your keyboard to become active.
Using the text field chosen, simply do the following to move b/w the software and hardware keyboard connected to your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch.
Use onscreen keyboard
If you want to use iOS’ onscreen software keyboard. When a hardware accessory like Magic Keyboard for iPad Pro is connected. Initially click the down arrow key on the hardware keyboard to bring the controls like a copy, cut, and paste under it. You can then touch and hold the chevron located in the bottom-right corner until the stock iOS software keyboard appears.
Use Magic Keyboard
If you want to move back to using your attached hardware keyboard when its software counterpart is active. Then simply click the bottom-right icon that seems like a keyboard using a downwardly-pointed arrow. While doing so simply hide the onscreen keyboard and activate the hardware keyboard again.
Have you ever try to use Apple’s Magic Keyboard for Mac with your iPad Pro? If so, just hit the Eject (⏏) key on the keyboard to move or switch to using the software keyboard.
To move back to using your Magic Keyboard, hit the Eject key again.
Make sure the 11-inch Magic Keyboard is available from Apple in exchange for $299. However, the 12.9-inch model is available at $349. The Magic Keyboard is supported by the 2018-2020 iPad Pro version.
Here’s all about the “Switch Between Hardware & Software iOS keyboard”. I hope this article helps you to easily switch between hardware and software iOS Keyboard. In case you face any difficulty or have any doubts, feel free to comment us down the section below.
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