iOS 5 Tip: Splitting the Keyboard

In iOS 5, you can split the virtual keyboard. That makes it easier to type with the thumbs. I haven't figured out the correct multi-touch gesture to do that, so I cannot always do it successfully. However, you can select that option from the keyboard icon at the lower right hand corner. Just hold the keyboard icon and the option will appear:

If you select split, then the keyboard will be split in the middle. If you select undock, then you can move the keyboard up and down.

After undock-ing, you touch the keyboard icon and then move up it or down. If the option appears, then you touch too long. If you want to go back to the original keyboard, just touch and hold the keyboard icon until the "Dock and Merge" option appears again. Select that and you will be back to the default keyboard.

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