Having trouble using your iPad’s on-screen keyboard? Or is your Magic Keyboard, Smart Keyboard, or third-party external keyboard not working with iPadOS?
This tutorial will help you fix iPad on-screen and external keyboard issues. Most of the troubleshooting tips below also apply to iPhones.
How to fix onscreen keyboard not working on iPad
If your iPad’s on-screen keyboard is missing, freezing, or crashing, try the following fixes. Skip the ones that don’t apply.
Disable external keyboard
If you’ve paired an external keyboard with your iPad, the on-screen keyboard won’t appear unless you manually enable it.with a tap keyboard Select the icon in the right corner of your iPad screen, show keyboard Show the on-screen keyboard.
If you want to switch to always using the onscreen keyboard, turn off the external keyboard (if you have a physical keyboard). upon/off switch), disable Bluetooth on your iPad via Control Center or go to the following URL to remove the keyboard as a Bluetooth device: setting > bluetooth.
Enable 3rd party keyboards
If you’ve installed a third-party on-screen keyboard (Gboard, SwiftKey, Grammarly, etc.) on your iPad, it won’t appear in your list of keyboards until you enable it.
To do this, go to setting > Universal > keyboard > keyboard > add new keyboard Select Keyboard under . third party keyboard section.Then select your keyboard in the list of active keyboards and tap Allow full access.
next, glove icon in the bottom left corner of the stock iPad keyboard whenever you want to switch the active keyboard.
Force quit the app and try again
Is the iPad’s on-screen keyboard missing only for certain apps? If so, force quitting the app can fix minor software-related issues.
To do this, swipe up from the bottom of the screen (or House button) to invoke the App Switcher. Then drag the app card (e.g. safari) off the screen. Then restart the app from your home screen, dock, or app library.
Restart or force restart your iPad
Restarting your iPad may also fix keyboard glitches.just go setting > Universal > shut down Power off your iPad. Then wait 30 seconds, then ~ side Click the button to reboot.
If your iPad’s operating system freezes when you try to open the on-screen keyboard, try a forced restart instead.
ipad without home button
Press volume up When volume down Press the keys quickly one after another.then immediately Power Keep holding the button until the Apple logo appears on the screen.
iPad with home button
long press both House When Power Press and hold the buttons simultaneously until the Apple logo appears on the screen.
If you’re still having issues with the onscreen keyboard, try updating the apps on your iPad. To do this, app store Select the icon on the home screen to update. Tap. Update all.
Update your iPad
Buggy system software is another reason why the iPad’s on-screen keyboard doesn’t work properly. To fix this, apply a pending iOS or iPadOS update. setting > Universal > software update.
Remove 3rd party keyboards
If you experience crashes or other issues with third-party on-screen keyboards, try updating from the App Store. If the problem still persists, setting > Universal > keyboard > keyboardThen swipe left on the keyboard and tap erase Disable.
If you want to keep using the keyboard, wait for a new update to fix the problem or contact the developer to speed it up. Check out the keyboard’s App Store page to find relevant contact information. please.
How to fix external keyboard not working on iPad
If your Magic Keyboard, Smart Keyboard, Smart Keyboard Folio, or third-party external keyboard doesn’t connect to your iPad or doesn’t work properly, follow the fix steps below to resolve the issue.
The Magic Keyboard, Smart Keyboard, or Smart Folio Keyboard may not be compatible with your iPad, iPad Air, or iPad Pro model. For example, the original 12.9-inch Magic Keyboard is not compatible with the iPad Pro (2021).
For compatibility information, check Apple’s iPad keyboard page or do a quick check online. If you are using a third party keyboard, please refer to the manufacturer’s website instead.
Additionally, the latest version of iPadOS may be required for the keyboard to work properly.go to setting > Universal > software update Update your iPad to the latest version.
Cleaning smart connectors
If you’re using the Magic Keyboard, Smart Keyboard, or Smart Folio Keyboard, your iPad relies on the Smart Connector (which appears as a set of three metal contacts on the side or back) for connectivity. Try wiping it with a soft dry cloth and see if it makes a difference.
Check your keyboard settings
If certain keys or functions don’t work on your external keyboard, be sure to move on to the next step. Universal > keyboard > hardware keyboard Review and correct the mechanism.
For example, if a particular modifier key doesn’t work, modifier key Double check your key bindings.
Toggle keyboard on and off
an external keyboard upon/off Use a switch (such as Magic Keyboard for Mac) to restart your keyboard. This often helps fix random issues that prevent the iPad from connecting.
Your keyboard’s battery life may have run out. Connect it to power (or replace the battery with a new pair) and try connecting it to your iPad again.
Disconnecting and reconnecting the keyboard
If you’re using a Bluetooth keyboard, disconnecting and reconnecting to your iPad may resolve issues caused by a corrupted Bluetooth cache.
for that purpose, setting and tap bluetooth. next, information Click the icon next to the keyboard to select it remove this device option. Then pair the keyboard with your iPad again.
Note: If you’re using multiple keyboards, we recommend unpairing any keyboard other than the one you’re currently using.
Restore iPad settings
Corrupted network settings are another reason for connection issues between keyboards and iPads.[設定]>[一般]>[iPad の転送またはリセット]>[リセット]You can try resetting it by going to Reset network settings.