If you own an iPad, you know how hard it can be to type on the keyboard with your thumbs like you do on the iPhone. iOS 5 is about to change that with the introduction of a split keyboard option.

To activate this, simply tap the keyboard icon at the bottom right of the keyboard and it will give you 2 options: undock, which lets you use the keyboard higher or lower on the screen, and split, which let’s you undock and split the keyboard just like it is in the image above…

From there, you can easily adjust the height of the keyboard by sliding it up and down on your screen.

I have to admit that it takes a few minutes to adjust to this new feature, but it’s something that most iPad owners will gladly welcome. It makes typing on the iPad faster and easier.

What do you think of this new feature?