With the launch of the iPhone XS Max, more users will be shifting to a larger iPhone. Whether you’re coming from an iPhone 8, X or something else, giving the shot to a one handed keyboard a shot with iPhone XS Max could be helpful.

The XS Max is the heaviest iPhone to date, pair that with its 6.5-inch display and slick stainless steel frame and it can be trickier to hold on to and use compared to smaller iPhones.

Whether you’ve never tried out the one handed keyboard feature before or just haven’t used it in a while, it may be worth giving it a go with the XS Max. You can also use a one handed keyboard with iPhone 6 or later.

How to use one handed keyboard with iPhone XS Max

  1. Firm press (3D Touch) on the  or Globe icon icon in the bottom left corner of your keyboard (ABC if you’re using the emoji picker)
  2. Select a left or right orientation for the one handed keyboard
  3. Tap the chevron to return to a centered keyboard

Here’s how it looks:

one handed keyboard with iPhone

You can also access the one handed keyboard settings by tapping Keyboard Settings… as shown below.

one handed keyboard with iPhone

If you don’t have multiple keyboards you won’t see the globe icon. But you can still head to Settings → General → Keyboard → One Handed Keyboard to customize the feature.

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