Apple Keyboard Size

If your iPad keyboard isn't full-sized and centered at the bottom of your screen, you probably turned on one of these features:

  • Floating keyboard, which is a smaller single keyboard that can move anywhere on the screen
  • Split keyboard, which divides the keyboard into two halves that can move up and down

Aug 30, 2017 Magic Keyboard with Numeric Keypad features an extended layout, with document navigation controls for quick scrolling and full-size arrow keys for gaming. A scissor mechanism beneath each key allows for increased stability, while optimized key travel and a low profile provide a comfortable and precise typing experience. Macally Full Size USB Wired Computer Keyboard for Mac, Apple Macbook Pro/Air, Mac Mini/Pro, iMac with 16 Apple Shortcut Keys and Numeric Keypad (XKEY) 4.2 out of 5 stars 158 $24.99 $. Has designed and released dozens of keyboard models since the introduction of the Apple II in 1977. The current models in use are dual-mode (Bluetooth and USB) keyboards with integrated batteries: Magic Keyboard (silver only), and Magic Keyboard with Numeric Keypad (silver or space gray). Apple Smart Keyboard for iPad (7th and 8th Generation) and iPad Air (3rd Generation) - US English. Smart Keyboard lets you write a term paper or create a presentation on a full-size keyboard.

To get your keyboard back to normal, follow the steps below.

How to get your floating iPad keyboard back to normal


  1. Place two fingers on the floating keyboard.
  2. Spread your fingers apart to enlarge the keyboard back to full size, then let go.
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How to get your split iPad keyboard back to normal


  1. Tap a text field in an app to make the keyboard appear.
  2. Touch and hold the keyboard button in the lower-right corner of the keyboard.
  3. Slide your finger up to either Merge or Dock and Merge, then let go.
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The split keyboard is available only on iPad models that have a Home button.

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Learn more

Find out more about typing with the onscreen keyboard on iPad, including how to use the floating and split keyboard.