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How to split the keyboard to text/type

Discussion in 'iPad OS' started by anmanwar, Oct 13, 2011.

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    I saw something about IOS 5 that showed the keyboard split down the middle so you can text/type....how do you get this feature to open??? Thanks. Annette
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    When the keyboard pops up, touch and hold the keyboard icon (bottom right) and you will get the option to split the keyboard......the same works in reverse.
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    Too simple! :)
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    Just pulling two fingers apart in the middle of the keyboard works as well. Never even knew about the button method. I knew you could split the keyboard and thought a suitable gesture to do it would be the splitting fingers.
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    And guess what, I didn't know about that gesture.......we've both learnt something!
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    It was on the apple video Gab.
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    Very nice!! Thanks!!

    Now one more question: I have the iPad, my daughter has iPod touch but we both use the same apple ID because basically it MY account. How do we do the messaging?? How do I assign an ID for her iPod touch that's only for messaging?
    Thanks. Annette
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    Yeah, yeah, I prefer to live on the wild side and play by chance!!
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    Hmm, not sure, you could sign up for a new Apple ID using her name I assume, not that I've tried it.
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    Ugh I figured it out!! I just had to update my "contacts" and add her email address. Easy! Messaging works!!
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    Goody. Now I know how to do it. Well done!!!
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    Wow the splitting finger gesture works on my iPad 1. After reading that multi gestures required iPad 2 I was resigned to using icon
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    I've waiting for iOS 5, if only for the split keyboard. I've become somewhat adept at thumb typing in portrait mode. But the iPad is a little too big. The split keyboard is too small. I wish Apple would allow the user to stretch the keyboard to the desired size. Maybe I need to give it more time.

    Does anyone else feel the split keyboard is too tiny?
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    Just a tad

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