Use the one handed keyboard in iOS 11

A small feature in iOS 11 that will prove useful for a lot of users is the new option for one handed keyboard mode. 

It’s possible to crunch the keyboard over to one side of the screen, making it easier to reach across the entirety of the keyboard when you have only one hand free. Follow along for how to easily switch between the standard and one handed keyboards.

  • Hold down the emoji (or globe) icon


  •  Select the left or right handed keyboard icon


  • Tap the arrow on the side of the keyboard to return to a standard centered keyboard or hold down the emoji icon again and select the center icon.


If you want to make one handed keyboard the default, you can do it in two ways.

Method A:  Keyboard Settings

Pressing and holding the globe/emoji button.


Method B: System settings



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