How to Use an iPhone One-Handed Keyboard

A one-handed keyboard option has been added to iOS 11 on iPhones, making it much easier for those of us with larger iPhones or even smaller hands to operate.

It doesn’t matter if you’re right- or left-handed if you use a one-handed keyboard. When we need to respond or conduct a search using a full-layout keyboard, we may experience some trouble because it is quite difficult to type with one hand.

To Apple’s credit, this one-handed keyboard feature saves a lot of time and effort for users. So let’s examine how you may use an iPhone’s one-handed keyboard option on every iOS platform, one at a time, step by step.

How to Use a One-Handed Keyboard on iOS to type faster

#1. Search for something on your iPhone, in Safari on your phone, or in any messenger app.

#2. After the keyboard comes up, look for the globe icon or the near emoji icon at the bottom left and long-press on it.

#3. You’ll be able to choose from left, center, or right keyboard layouts when you click on the keyboard. Choose one that you can type with one hand.

When you hold your iPhone in one hand and start typing, you can start right away. It is very simple and easy.

If you want to get back to or turn off the full keyboard layout, hold the globe icon and choose the middle keyboard option. If you want to use the full keyboard layout again, just tap on the arrow shown in the screenshot below to do so.

How to Use the Settings App to Enable and Disable One-Handed Keyboard on an iPhone

It’s very simple to turn on and turn off the One-Handed keyboard option on an iPhone; simply follow these steps.

  1. Go to the Settings app on your iPhone
  2. Tap on General and go to Keyboard
  3. Now tap on ‘One-Handed Keyboard’ and choose the left or right keyboard option, or tap “Off” to disable.

This function provides the user with an authentic experience of typing with one hand. Apple has consistently updated iOS with new features that make it more advanced and user-friendly. Therefore, please give it a try, and we would greatly appreciate your comments.

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