Help, My iPad Keyboard Is Stuck In The Middle Of My Screen!

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One day, I was using my iPad when I noticed my Apple iPad keyboard was showing up in the middle of my screen. At the time I had no idea why this happened, nor did I know how to fix it. And believe me, if this happens to you, you’ll want it fixed as quickly as possible. Learn how to fix this issue in this post.

What To Do When Your Apple iPad Keyboard Is Stuck

What A Stuck iPad Keyboard Looks Like

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Here’s what a stuck keyboard looks like:

The reason you’ll want it fixed is that it makes it nearly impossible to type when the cursor on your display gets to the middle of the screen because the on-screen keyboard covers whatever you are typing.

How To Fix A Stuck Apple iPad Keyboard

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Luckily, it’s pretty simple to fix. Just press and hold the button in the very bottom-right of the keyboard until a pop-up menu appears. Touch the Dock option and the on-screen keyboard obediently returns to the bottom of the screen.

Howcast shows you how to move your Apple iPad keyboard around the screen:

Your Apple iPad keyboard may be very customizable, but sometimes that customization can lead to undesired consequences. Thankfully, there is an easy fix for it that requires no more than 20 seconds of your time. We hope this guide has helped you fix your keyboard.

Have you ever experienced this problem on your Apple iPad keyboard before? Tell us about your experience in the comments section.

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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on August 12, 2012 and has been updated for quality and relevancy.

Help, My iPad Keyboard Is Stuck In The Middle Of My Screen!
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5 Comments

  1. Michelle L

    Thanks for the tip! Hasn’t happened to me yet, but now I know how to fix it if it ever does.

  2. Dorothy

    Yes! This is good info for when it does happen.

    Just a couple of days ago I added a new app and my first page if icons all duplicated and bunched at the upper left and I couldn’t make them go away. I Googled and found some links on the problem and fiddled till it sorted itself out. I’m not really sure what I did that worked tho. At least I now know it can happen and that it can be fixed…

  3. Heather

    Thank you so much. I let my sister in law use my iPad and it came back to me like this. Lol. I am so happy that you knew the pain I was going through with this keyboard in the middle of the screen. Thank you for the fix. ;)

  4. Jeanette

    Thanks for the help, it was very simple and straight forward to fix.

  5. Donna Grachis

    Thank you so much I was going crazy. It’s amazing what you can find out just going to ask. I always get answers to my questions thank you.

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