How to use one-handed keyboard mode on iPhone

Apple’s stock keyboard comes with a one-handed keyboard mode designed to make typing on larger iPhones easier without worrying about losing your grip on the phone. Anyone with small hands should definitely check out this mode.

One-handed keyboard mode makes it easier to quickly write text with one hand because the setting compresses the keyboard making it comparable to the size of the keyboard on a 4-inch iPhone. This mode caters to both right and left-handed users and is a great accessibility feature. Here is a simple guide on how to use one-handed keyboard mode on iPhone.

How to use one-handed keyboard mode on iPhone

Learn how to use one-handed keyboard mode on iPhone

  1. Tap and hold the emoji icon. This will be a globe icon if you have more than one keyboard installed on your iPhone. How to use one-handed keyboard mode on iPhone
  2. Choose from the three keyboard options displayed in the pop-up. How to use one-handed keyboard mode on iPhone
Tapping the left keyboard icon will shrink the keyboard to the left-hand side of the screen and tapping the right keyboard icon will shrink the keyboard to the right-hand side of the screen. If you want to make the keyboard full-size again, app the arrow next to the one-handed keyboard or tap the middle keyboard icon.
How to use one-handed keyboard mode on iPhone

How to make the one-handed keyboard the default keyboard

  1. Launch the Settings app. and select General. How to use one-handed keyboard mode on iPhone
  2. Next, tap on Keyboard. How to use one-handed keyboard mode on iPhone
  3. On the Keyboard screen, select One-Handed Keyboard. How to use one-handed keyboard mode on iPhone
  4. Select which side of the screen you want to dock the one-handed keyboard, Left or Right. How to use one-handed keyboard mode on iPhone

We hope this guide helped you learn how to use one-handed keyboard mode on iPhone. If you have any questions, let us know in the comments below.

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