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Given the size of the iPad, typing with one hand is pretty hard compared to a phone which is why typing on the iPad is typically a two-handed experience much like you would on a regular keyboard. However that might change in iOS 10.3 as it has been discovered that Apple could be introducing a one-handed keyboard.

This was discovered by developer Steve Troughton-Smith where he discovered references to the feature within the iOS 10.3 beta’s code. What this means is that if you are a beta tester and you don’t see the feature, it is because it isn’t publicly available yet, but the feature is there which would seem to suggest that it could be implemented either at a later part of the beta or Apple could simply be laying the groundwork for later iOS updates.

According to Troughton-Smith, he claims that the keyboard can be moved around the screen much like the PiP overlay, meaning that users will be able to shift the keyboard around depending on their preference and typing style. We reckon this might come in handy for users of the iPad mini which is less unwieldy compared to 12.9-inch iPad Pro.

However like we said unlike other iOS 10.3 beta features that was publicly announced, this feature isn’t so there’s no word on when Apple will implement it.

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