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How to Hide Keyboard, Mic Quick Shortcuts on iPadOS 16?

Many iPad users have reported a small shortcut for the mic, and keyboard symbol on their screen when using a Bluetooth keyboard with this iPad. This issue was noticed on iPads running the iPadOS 16. Today we will guide you to hide those toggles from your iPad screen, to get a distraction-free experience. Meanwhile, you can also learn, how to fix Copy Paste Not Working On iPad or iPhone.

Steps to Hide or Remove the Mic and Keyboard Shortcut on iPadOS 16

The said rectangular mic and keyboard symbol can be irritating on iPad, as it blocks or covers the UI elements like send button, and if dragged to another end, it automatically resprings back to the same position. In order to hide or remove the mic and keyboard on your iPad when using a Bluetooth Keyboard with your iPad follow these steps.

1. Go to Settings on your iPad running on iPadOS 16.

2. Now, switch to General Settings and then go to Keyboard options.

Keyboard Mic Shortcut iPad

3. Here, disable the toggles for Shortcuts and Predictive.

4. Now, you won’t see the little keyboard and mic shortcut whenever you type on your iPad using an attached keyboard.

Keyboard Mic Shortcut iPad

Bonus: Use One-Handed Mode on iPad

If you don’t want to use a Bluetooth keyboard with your iPad yet still want to improve your typing experience. We have a dedicated guide to enabling One-handed mode on your iPad.

Wrapping Up

In this read, we have discussed how you can get rid of the keyboard and mic quick shortcut symbol on your iPad running on iPadOS 16. This usually arises, when you use the keyboard folio cover or any other external keyboard with your iPad. I hope you found this useful, if you did, give it a like, and share it. Check out other tips linked below, and stay tuned to GadgetsToUse for more such tech tips and tricks.

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Gaurav Sharma

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