How to Fix One-Handed Keyboard Not Working in iOS 11 on iPhone

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Myra Updated on Jun 06, 2018 to iOS & Mac Topics | How-to Articles

The one-handed keyboard mode is quite convenient for you to use your iPhone with just one hand. When it can work properly, everything goes well. But your iPhone can't always perform as you expect. That why the problems “one-handed keyboard not working in iOS 11”, “iOS 11 one-handed keyboard missing” and “iOS 11 one-handed keyboards not showing” are frequently reported by iPhone users. Given that, this article is written to provide possible solutions to the issue “one-handed keyboard not working” in iOS 11. Before you apply the fixes to your iPhone. You'd better check whether you have activated the one-handed keyboard or disable one-handed keyboard on your iPhone in iOS 11 correctly.

Fixes to one-handed keyboard not working in iOS 11 on iPhone

How to activate one-handed keyboard on iPhone in iOS 11:

Method 1: When the keyboard is available, press and hold the Globe key on the keyboard and choose one of the two one-handed keyboard option (left or right).

Method 2: If you don't see the Globe key on your keyboard, which means you don't have multiple keyboards enabled, you need to go to Settings > General > Keyboards > One Handed Keyboard and choose Left or Right to get the one-handed keyboard on your iPhone in iOS 11.

How to disable one-handed keyboard on iPhone in iOS 11:

Method 1: If you want to exit the one-handed keyboard mode, tap on the right arrow or left arrow beside the keyboard to switch to the regular keyboard.

Method 2: Go to Settings > General > Keyboards > One Handed Keyboard and click Off to disable the one-handed keyboard on iPhone.

Fixes to one-handed keyboard not working in iOS 11 on iPhone

Solution 1: Use Standard View on your iPhone in iOS 11

To use one-handed keyboard on iPhone in iOS 11, you need to use the Standard View instead of Zoomed View. If you are troubled by “one-handed keyboard not working in iOS 11”, you first need to check whether you are using the Zoomed View on your device. Go to Settings > Display & Brightness > View and then choose Standard and click Set to confirm your selection.

Solution 2: Re-enable one-handed keyboard in Settings

If you have read the paragraphs above, you know you can activate one-handed keyboard mode on your iPhone in Settings. If the one-handed keyboard is not working in iOS 11 on your iPhone, you can go to Settings to turn it off and then turn it on again.

Solution 3: Restart your iPhone

Restarting your iPhone is a common solution for iPhone problems, which is also helpful in fix the issue “This Accessory May Not Be Supported” in iOS 11. You may be quite familiar with the way to restart your device if you are using an iPhone 8 or earlier. But for iPhone X, the way to restart it is slightly different. If you don't know how to make it, go to the article about how to turn off iPhone X and read it for reference. Try this tip if you find the one-handed keyboard on your iPhone X is missing/not showing.

Solution 4: Update to the latest version of iOS

Updating your iPhone to the latest iOS version helps to eliminate the bugs which may be the contributor to the “one-hand keyboard not working/showing” problem in iOS 11 on iPhone in earlier iOS version. Go to Settings > General > Software Update to update your iOS to its latest version.

Solution 5: Force restart your iPhone

Compared to restarting your iPhone, force restarting your device is applied when the situation is more serious. If none of the tips above fix the issue “one-handed keyboard not working in iOS 11” for you, you can try to reboot your iPhone. Before you do that, make sure you have backed up your iPhone to the computer to avoid possible data loss during the process of the reboot. If you are using an iPhone X, iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus, follow the steps below to force restart your device.

Step 1: Press and quickly release the Volume Up button.

Step 2: Press and quickly release the Volume Down button.

Step 3: Press and hold the Side button until the Apple logo appears.

Notes:

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