Help, my iPad keyboard is stuck in the middle of my screen!

One day I was using my iPad when I noticed my on-screen 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.

Here’s what it looks like:

iPad keyboard stuck in the middle of the screen

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.

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.

Google Suite Cheat Sheet

iPad keyboard stuck in the middle of the screen with Dock button




  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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