Fix an iPad Pro Keyboard Layout Problem Where the ‘y’ key and the ‘z’ key Are  Reversed 

 
I’ve been really frustrated trying to get up to speed while typing on the iPad Pro.  One huge problem I’ve been having is due to the keyboard layout which came with a factory default setting for the onscreen keyboard using a qwertz layout.

Sadly, most Americans  don’t actually use the standard qwertz layout…we use the qwerty layout.  You’d be surprised to discover that one simple swapping of 2 keys, makes a huge difference when it comes to typing proficiency.

I spent quite a bit of time researching the problem and just wasn’t finding any useful help until I read about someone who was using what they called a Slovene keyboard.  Their keyboard description was similar to mine with the ‘y’ and the ‘z’ key reversed.  Now I knew more about what kind of keyboard I was using…but little else.

Specifically I still didn’t know how I could get the keyboard to revert to a different layout.  Then I remembered that a great new feature of ios 9 was the addition of a search box to Settings.  I typed ‘!eyboqrd’ into the search box and found exactly where I needed to go.

The location of the keyboard layout options is:   Settings – General – Keyboard – Keyboards – English

iPad Pro keyboard layout settings

Once you’ve tapped on English you’ll arrive at several layout alternatives.  In my case qwertz was checked off.  I switched it to qwerty and everything is much better now!

3 Keyboard options for 'z' or 'y'

I wrote this post because I had this problem with my iPad Pro’s onscreen keyboard.  Upon fixing the problem using the method above I was faced with a new problem…my keyboard was now stuck in a floating position in the middle of the screen.  This too was really annoying because the problem keyboard was now blocking the area I was attempting to type in at that moment.  So I Googled how to solve that and lo and behold, the solution was the same one I wrote about a few weeks back for unsplitting the keyboard.

In addition to my solution I found a great little YouTube video which explains more about the problem and how to fix it.


Comments

August 4, 2017 at 7:55 pm

Tonya

While on my ipad my letters y and z switched places. How do I switch them back.



August 4, 2017 at 10:32 pm

vsajewel

umm…did you read the article? Did you try what I suggested in it? If you’re still having problems maybe try watching the video I linked to? It explains what’s going on in greater detail. You’ll find it by just try scrolling up a bit. Thanks for visiting :-)



 

About vsajewel

Hi...I'm the author of 2 main blogs on WordPress.com. vsatips...which is about tech tips for mobile devices like cellphones & tablets. vsatrends, my 2nd blog, is focused more on lifestyle trends...especially those with a strong design element. I also host a YouThe channel which includes aspects of both websites.
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