How To Turn On One Handed Keyboard in iOS 11

Amidst great expectations and hype, Apple has finally unveiled the company’s latest mobile Operating System iOS 11. Finally, iOS 11 has stepped out of beta and the stable version is released to the general public.

Apple has revamped the new OS with lots of improvements and added new features to improve the user experience with iOS 11 Apple has focused mainly on enhancing user experience. There is a belief that iOS isn’t beginner or noob friendly? But with iOS 11 it will become a myth.

Out of all new features in iOS 11, One feature is quite helpful to Apple customers who use the bigger versions of iPhone like iPhone 6s, 6s plus, iPhone 7/7 plus and the latest iPhone 8 and iPhone X series.The screens of these phones are over 5 Inches and are inconvenient to use single-handedly.

It seems Apple has taken note of it and introduced the one-handed mode in the iOS keyboard. The new feature will help you toggle between right and left handed keyboards with ease.This feature will come handy in multiple situations like Driving, Cooking etc.

This feature will come handy in multiple situations like Driving, Cooking etc. Wherein we depend on one hand to use your phone for sending texts on bigger iPhones. So, if you want to try out this nifty feature in latest iOS 11 go through the below simple steps to enable
one-handed keyboard in iOS 11.

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Enabling one-handed keyboard in iOS 11:

Turning on the one-handed keyboard in iOS 11 is as easy as tapping a few taps on the screen and is a matter of seconds go down the simple steps below to enable it.

  • Once the keyboard is toggled on, tap and long press on the emoji icon located at the bottom left of the keyboard.
  • A pop-up will be popped put where you can find keyboard layout icon to enable right, left or default centered layout. Choose the layout based on your preference.iOS 11 tricks
  • This is how you enable one handed keyboard in iOS 11 and it is not complicated so swipe on your big screens with ease and enjoy the convenience in typing and text freely with one hand.
  • If you are done using one handed mode and want to turn back to default centered layout just click on the chevron/Arrow icon located next to the keyboard.
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iOS 11 one hand keyboard

List of third-party Keyboards:

Well this feature if only introduced with the latest iOS 11, But there are several third-party keyboards existing for quite some time now which are enabled by default with this feature prior to Apple. These third-party keyboards include Fleksy, Blink, and Minuum which come with several other features.

iPhone Keyboards

Out of these apps, you can choose the one you feel comfortable but if you ask for a suggestion we would recommend Blink as it comes with several customizable, options which help you to tailor the keyboard to meet your needs.

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Are you going to try this one handed mode? Share your experience with us in the comments below. If you are reading this on iPhone, you can try it by commenting your opinion in the comment box below.

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How To Turn On One Handed Keyboard in iOS 11

by Ganesh Venigalla time to read: 2 min