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Copy, paste, swipe: QuickType and Virtual keyboard | iOS 11 Guide [iPad]

QuickType shortcuts

The QuickType toolbar above the main set of keys still includes automatic word suggestions, but also incorporates some really handy shortcuts on the left and right sides. The icons vary between apps, but most commonly display formatting options, quick undo and redo commands, and copy-and-paste functions. Give them a try!


Virtual trackpad

A smart gesture control allows you to use the keyboard as a virtual trackpad to easily move the cursor. This is a great help in quickly and accurately selecting  chunks of text to delete, copy or format. Where you would otherwise lose visibility by moving your finger across the words you want to select, with this tip you can swipe on the keyboard itself with two fingers to move the text selection cursor.