Flicks is a handy feature for those who are habituated in typing inexplicably fast while messaging or typing any type of texts. It allows the person to enter number and symbols without using the shift key. This tutorial tells you how to use Key Flicks in iOS 11 on iPad.

If you have recently upgraded your Apple handheld device to iOS 11, you will notice that there are numbers and symbols with the alphabets. Tap the key once to enter an alphabet and flick to enter the corresponding letter or symbol. Let’s see how to use iOS 11 Key Flick on iPad New Keyboard.

iPad New Keyboard Supported Devices:

  • iPad mini 2
  • iPad mini 3
  • iPad mini 4
  • iPad (5th generation)
  • iPad Air
  • iPad Air 2
  • 9.7-inch iPad Pro
  • 10.5-inch iPad Pro

How to Use Key Flicks in iOS 11 on iPad New Keyboard

Open any app which brings up the keyboard. Take the Messages app for example and get started…

Step #1: Open the typing area with keyboard on screen.

Step #2: Tap and pull down the key to enter the number or symbol associated with the letter.

Tap and swiping down the key enables flick. For example, tap and pull down “P” to enter the number “0”.

How to Turn Off the Key Flicks in iOS 11 on iPad

Key Flicks are enabled by default. But, you can turn it on/off based on your need.

Step #1. Open Settings on your iPad.

Step #2. Next, tap on General.

Step #3: Now, Tap on Keyboard.

Step #4. Here you can toggle on or off “Enable Key Flicks” option.

The Key Flicks feature is enabled by default in more or less all iPads running on iOS 11. The only exception is with the 12.9-inch iPad Pro. Only this device doesn’t support the Flicks feature. This one good feature will definitely improve your typing experience once you get a hold of it.

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