Someone please tell me what this keyboard menu thing is that appears every time I start typing—-and how to TURN IT OFF. I’m using an IPad Air 4 with a Logitech folio touch keyboard. But it shows up without the keyboard too, so not sure if the hardware matters. See photo attached. It covers things up and I don’t every use it to switch between keyboard types. Don’t want it there ever. Thanks in advance.
By default, the iPadOS keyboard has a predictive text & shortcut bar above the main QWERTY keyboard, offering things like formatting options and copy/paste buttons. When you hook up your hardware Bluetooth keyboard, however, this row of predictive text options and keyboard shortcuts sits at the bottom of your iPad display while you type.
- On your iPad, open the Settings app.
- Tap on
General > Keyboard
- Disable the following two options from that menu: "Predictive" & "Shortcuts"
That’s all. Once you disable those two options the on-screen predictive text bar will disappear and you can win back those extra pixels.