The recent updates of iPadOS have added mouse and trackpad functionality but there have been some other issues at the same time. It looks like there are more and more issues for people who are using hardware keyboards and a few for software keyboards. There are some issues that might cause a lot of irritation but the thing is if you have a third-party keyboard, the best thing to do is to reach out the manufacturer. If that doesn’t work, contact Apple Support and see if there is any other fix for this.
A few users who are using the Logitech Rugged Folio case said that after the update, some keys like apostrophe and ampersand have stopped functioning properly. A few others who were using the Logitech keyboard case with their iPad for last many years and didn’t face any sort of problem at all were facing various issues. One major one among them is that when they updated to the new iPadOS, the keyboard had a huge lag between typing and text that appears onscreen. People have tried a lot of things to solve these issues but they have not helped much. A few have tried to restart the iPad, re-pair the keyboard and toggle the various settings of keyboard but none of these works. Still if you want to solve this issue yourself, you can follow these steps –
- Go to ‘Settings’.
- Click on ‘General’.
- Tap on ‘Keyboard’.
- Tap on ‘Hardware Keyboard’.
- At the top, it will say which keyboard you are using and will have a word ‘Automatic’ beside it. Tap on that.
- Change it from ‘Automatic’ to the type of keyboard you wish to use.
If the above mentioned steps do not work, you can follow these solutions –
- Check the pins
The first thing you can check is if something is wrong with your keyboard by taking it off and see the pins. It means that the pins on both the back of the keyboard along with the iPad. For this, you can use a microfiber cloth to both the sets of pins and ensure that there is no residue or gunk inside them. It can cause connectivity problems even if it is just a tiny amount of dust.
- Force restart the iPad
If you have cleaned the pins in iPad and keyboard case but the issue is not getting solved, you need to force restart your iPad and this is very useful for solving other issues in your iPad.
- Reset the settings
You can reset your settings without completely wiping out the data of your iPad. You need to follow these steps –
(a) Go to ‘Settings’.
(b) Click on ‘General’.
(c) Scroll down and click on ‘Reset’.
(d) Click on ‘Reset All Settings’ at the top of the screen.
(e) Restart your iPad.
- Check for software update
Ensure that you are using the latest version of the iPadOS on your iPad. Apart from major updates, Apple also releases semi-regular updates on its devices as a medium to combat with bugs that have been found. To check for an update, follow these steps :
(a) Go to ‘Settings’ on your iPad.
(b) Click on ‘General’.
(c) Click on ‘Software Update’ on the top.
(d) If you can see an available update, click on ‘Download and Install’.
(e) After the update gets installed, reconnect the keyboard.