The new keyboard in iOS 11 will solve the most annoying problem big iPhone
04.07.2017 0 Comments
Today, when smartphones have become much bigger than it was during the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4s, typing, holding the phone in one hand, quite problematic. Apple at least since iOS 8 was experimenting with a special mode of operation of the keyboard. And then, finally, in iOS 11 will be available a function that solves the main problem of “oversized” iPhone.
The new keyboard is designed to provide a comfortable typing with one hand on a 5.5-inch screens, allowing you to easily reach all keys with your thumb. You can activate it by long hold of a key with a globe image. You will be prompted to choose which side of the keyboard needs to be shifted: to the right or left.
To the finger it was convenient to get to numbers and symbols, the main row of buttons is shifted closer to the palm, and the opposite edge of the screen arrow appears to return to normal mode set. If you can’t one hand to reach the keys “Y” or “f” on his iPhone – this keyboard will be your salvation. “Compressed” form of the keyboard allows you to enter the extreme keys in any layout, so one finger typing easier and faster.
It is noteworthy that the keyboard for typing with one hand was present in iOS for several years. As found by one of the developers, Apple added it back in 2014 in iOS 8, but still the function remains inactive, and the users of the devices without jailbreak had access to it.
iOS 8 made its debut along with iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are the first Apple smartphones with a screen diagonal of 4.7 and 5.5 inches. Such a keyboard would be useful then, but the company decided to add it to their device after three years.
Apple immediately thought about the ergonomics of large screen devices. With the release of the iPhone 6 smartphones, the company has a special mode Reachability, which allows you to reach the top field of the 4.7 – and 5.5-inch screens iPhone. Double tap on the home button of the iPhone will shift down your device home screen. Therefore, the user can reach with your thumb to the top of the UI elements: icons, buttons, back, menu, search construction, etc.
Unfortunately, to use a keyboard for typing with one hand will be possible only in autumn, when will be released final version iOS 11. Right now, you can install a test version of the OS, but it is fraught with errors and problems in iPhone.