1. grosado's Avatar
    Hello All,

    Until yesterday, when I used the keyboard on my iPhone 6 (iOS 8.0.2) in landscape mode, it would just show up the usual keyboard, meaning, the same keyboard as in portrait mode. I did something yesterday and, all of a sudden, now, when in landscape mode, a different keyboard, with cursor keys, mic icon and undo key shows up.

    Since I got used to the regular keyboard, this is driving me crazy as I just can't type a sentence correctly...

    I already tried locking and unlocking landscape mode in control center, booting the divide and nothing seems to work.

    This is not app dependent as it happens in all apps. I do not have any third party keyboard.

    Any help would be appreciated.

    Thanks.
    11-19-2014 05:52 PM
  2. Flow39's Avatar
    Hello All,

    Until yesterday, when I used the keyboard on my iPhone 6 (iOS 8.0.2) in landscape mode, it would just show up the usual keyboard, meaning, the same keyboard as in portrait mode. I did something yesterday and, all of a sudden, now, when in landscape mode, a different keyboard, with cursor keys, mic icon and undo key shows up.

    Since I got used to the regular keyboard, this is driving me crazy as I just can't type a sentence correctly...

    I already tried locking and unlocking landscape mode in control center, booting the divide and nothing seems to work.

    This is not app dependent as it happens in all apps. I do not have any third party keyboard.

    Any help would be appreciated.

    Thanks.
    So what you're saying is that you want the keyboard to remain in portrait when the device is in landscape? I think that's a bug, it wasn't supposed to happen that way originally.
    11-19-2014 06:28 PM
  3. HankAZ's Avatar
    Hello All,

    Until yesterday, when I used the keyboard on my iPhone 6 (iOS 8.0.2) in landscape mode, it would just show up the usual keyboard, meaning, the same keyboard as in portrait mode. I did something yesterday and, all of a sudden, now, when in landscape mode, a different keyboard, with cursor keys, mic icon and undo key shows up.

    Since I got used to the regular keyboard, this is driving me crazy as I just can't type a sentence correctly...

    I already tried locking and unlocking landscape mode in control center, booting the divide and nothing seems to work.

    This is not app dependent as it happens in all apps. I do not have any third party keyboard.

    Any help would be appreciated.

    Thanks.
    AFAIK, it can’t be done with the Apple iOS keyboard. Because of the larger screen, Apple introduced the modified the keyboard for landscape mode to add additional functionality. You might have better luck using a 3rd party keyboard to accomplish your goal.

    Also, I’m curious about why you’re just now getting/seeing that change. It’s been that way on my iPhone 6 Plus since one of the iOS 8 betas. It should have been there all along, in landscape mode.
    Last edited by HankAZ; 11-19-2014 at 07:22 PM.
    11-19-2014 07:05 PM
  4. grosado's Avatar
    Thanks to all for the responses.

    I realize there is benefit with the additional keys when in landscape but I still prefer the larger keys of the portrait keyboard... just wanted to use it while in landscape...

    I am still curious about how that changed but won't lose my sleep over that...

    tks!
    11-19-2014 07:15 PM
  5. IMF's Avatar
    Thanks to all for the responses.

    I realize there is benefit with the additional keys when in landscape but I still prefer the larger keys of the portrait keyboard... just wanted to use it while in landscape...

    I am still curious about how that changed but won't lose my sleep over that...

    tks!
    When individual apps are updated to support the new resolution, they also get the new landscape keyboard. Apps that don't support the full iphone 6 resolution have a zoomed 5/5s screen and will give you the older keyboard without the extra keys.


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    11-20-2014 12:11 AM
  6. vishae's Avatar
    I figured out a way to "fix" this. Change your display mode to "zoomed" instead of standard and you'll get your old landscape keyboard without all those crazy buttons.
    Zoomed mode is not the prettiest, but I think I prefer it over not being able to type.
    12-23-2015 11:03 PM

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