How to Fix Your iPad Keyboard?

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The iPad is a great device for productivity and entertainment, but sometimes, unexpected keyboard behavior can be frustrating. If you’re experiencing issues with your iPad’s keyboard, don’t worry – there are some steps you can take to fix it.

Firstly, it’s important to restart your iPad. This simple step can often fix many unexpected issues. To restart your device, press and hold the power button until the “slide to power off” option appears. Slide the switch to turn off the iPad and wait a few seconds before turning it back on.

Another important step is to make sure your iPad is up-to-date with the latest software update. To check for updates, go to Settings > General > Software Update. If there is an update available, download and install it.

If the keyboard issues persist, try closing the apps you are typing in and reopening them. This can help refresh the apps and potentially fix any software glitches.

If none of these steps work, you may need to unpair and re-pair the keyboard with your iPad. To do this, go to Settings > Bluetooth and find the keyboard in the list of devices. Tap the “i” icon next to the keyboard and select “Forget This Device”. Then, turn off the keyboard and turn it back on. follow the on-screen instructions to pair the keyboard with your iPad again.

If you’re experiencing unexpected keyboard behavior on your iPad, try restarting your device, checking for software updates, closing and reopening apps, and unpairing and re-pairing the keyboard. These steps should help resolve the issue and get your iPad’s keyboard back to normal.

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Restoring the Normal Keyboard on an iPad

To get your split iPad keyboard back to normal, you need to follow these simple steps:

1. Tap on a text field in any app that requires the use of the iPad keyboard.

2. Once the keyboard appears, touch and hold the keyboard button located in the lower-right corner of the keyboard.

3. While still holding down the button, slide your finger up to either the ‘Merge’ or ‘Dock and Merge’ option, depending on your preference.

4. Release your finger from the button, and the split keyboard should now be merged back to its normal state.

By tapping and holding the keyboard button, you can choose to merge or dock and merge the split keyboard to its original state. By following these simple steps, you can easily get your iPad keyboard back to normal.

Troubleshooting Non-Functioning Keys on an iPad

There could be several reasons why some keys may not be working on your iPad. One possibility is that there may be a software issue causing the problem. In this case, restarting your iPad and making sure it is up to date may help resolve the issue.

Another possibility is that there may be a hardware issue with your keyboard, such as a faulty connection or damaged keys. In this case, unpairing and re-pairing the keyboard with your iPad may help resolve the issue.

It is also possible that the issue may be related to the specific app or program you are using. Closing the app and reopening it may help resolve the issue, or you may need to check the app’s settings or preferences to ensure that the keyboard is properly configured.

If none of these solutions work, it may be necessary to seek further assistance, such as contacting Apple support or taking your iPad to an authorized repair center.


Fixing a split keyboard on an iPad can be easily resolved by merging the keyboard back to its original state. By tapping a text field in an app, touching and holding the keyboard button in the lower-right corner of the keyboard, and sliding your finger up to either Merge or Dock and Merge, the keyboard should return to normal. In some cases, restarting the iPad, making sure it is up-to-date, and closing and reopening apps may also help resolve any unexpected behavior. However, if the issue persists, unpairing and re-pairing the keyboard with the iPad may be necessary. With these simple steps, users can easily fix a split keyboard on their iPad and continue typing with ease.

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James Walker

James Walker has a deep passion for technology and is our in-house enthusiastic editor. He graduated from the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, and loves to test the latest gadgets and play with older software (something we’re still trying to figure out about himself). Hailing from Iowa, United States, James loves cats and is an avid hiker in his free time.