The iPad’s Split Keyboard Has 6 Hidden Keys to Improve Your Typing

Posted in Apple News, iOS, iPad on 06/02/2012 by J. Glenn Künzler


The introduction of a split keyboard for the iPad has made a lot of people happy by making it much easier to type while holding your iPad. But the iPad’s split keyboard is more than meets the eye. Literally. Because it has six invisible keys to help make your life easier while typing!

As LifeHacker points out, the iPad’s split keyboard includes invisible duplicate keys along the inner sides of the split keyboard, which allows you to type without having to reach all the way to the other side to type the next key over.

Wanna try it out? The split keyboard is activate by simply dragging the keyboard apart with two fingers on any iPad running iOS 5. I had no idea these secret keys were there – but now that I do, I’ll use them all the time! Thanks, Apple!

Sometimes it’s the things you don’t see that make the biggest difference…


J. Glenn Künzler

Glenn is Managing Editor at MacTrast, and has been using a Mac since he bought his first MacBook Pro in 2006. Now he's up to his neck in Apple, and owns an old iBook, a 2012 iMac with an extra Thunderbolt display for good measure, a 4th-generation iPad, an iPad mini, 2 iPhones, and a Mac Mini that lives at the neighbor's house. He lives in a small town in Utah, enjoys bacon more than you can possibly imagine, and is severely addicted to pie.