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Keyboard in iOS 11 received special mode typing with one hand

In iOS 11 a new mode of the keyboard for typing with one hand. Feature became available for iPhone in beta for developers.

The new keyboard is designed to provide a comfortable typing with one hand on a 5.5-inch screens. 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.

Keyboard for one-handed operation is not a new feature. As found by one of the developers, Apple added it back in 2014 in iOS 8, but still function remained hidden, and users do not have access to it.

IOS 8 made its debut along with iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus is the first Apple smartphone with a screen diagonal of 5.5 inches. Such a keyboard would be useful then, but the company decided to add it to the device three years later.

Keyboard for typing with one hand – the only interesting new feature in iOS 11. Another new feature allows users to quickly grant access to Wi-Fi networks to other users. This requires that the device be running iOS 11 and were close to each other.

In addition, iOS 11 improved virtual assistant Siri, improved application “Photo” and “Camera” improved navigation in Maps, added support for remittances in iMessage.

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