iOS 11: How the one-handed and QuickType keyboards work

What defines iOS more than its software keyboard? It’s the thing that made the original iPhone different from all the other phones with their keyboards of plastic buttons. When we enter text into our iPhones (and our iPads), it’s generally via the standard iOS keyboard. And in iOS 11, there are a few notable improvements to that keyboard.

(If you missed it, here's out full review of iOS 11.)

iOS 11: One-handed keyboard

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If you’ve ever been stuck in a situation where you’ve only got one hand free and need to type out a message, you’ve probably experienced what a pain it is to laboriously tap out a message, letting a single finger or thumb roam across the entire width of your phone—especially if you’re using a Plus model. That’s why Apple has built in a new one-handed keyboard mode.

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