iPad’s New “Flick” Keyboard
If you upgraded your iPad to the latest operating system (iOS11), you might have noticed a change to the visual keyboard: numbers and symbols are now displayed above the letters on the main keyboard page.
These characters are still accessible when you tap the “.?123” button but now you don’t even have to do that. Just touch the letter key that displays the character you want and swipe downward. Apple is calling this a “flick” motion on the new “flick” keyboard.
Note: If you don’t see these new characters on your iPad’s keyboard, then you either haven’t upgraded to iOS11 (Settings > General > Software Update) or your iPad is too old to upgrade to this newest system.