iPhone: Enable and use the caps lock keyboard feature

By default, the caps lock feature on the iPhone keyboard is disabled. If you do a lot of shouting in your emails, you’ll want to be able to lock the shift button down. Here’s how.


The more I use the iPhone keyboard, the more I like it. There are not a lot of configurable options as of release date, but I imagine that will change as Apple receives feedback.

To enable CAPS LOCK on the iPhone, tap the Settings icon on the home screen, then tap the General button on the next screen.

In the general settings screen, tap on the Keyboard button.

In the keyboard settings screen, tap on or slide the switch to the right of Enable Caps Lock.

Caps Lock Use:

Enabling the caps lock feature doesn’t change the appearance of the keyboard. Instead, the caps lock feature is accessed with the standard shift key. If you quickly tap the shift key twice it will turn blue indicating that it is now in caps lock mode. You may need to try this a few times before you get it right.

Once you are done with your email rant, simply tap the shift key again to get out of caps lock mode.

 

About Quinn McHenry

Quinn was one of the original co-founders of Tech-Recipes. He is currently crafting iOS applications as a senior developer at Small Planet Digital in Brooklyn, New York.
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  • No

    Very good, i did’nt know this!

  • CAPS

    WOW IT WORKS

  • TheAwesomePossum

    AWESOME!!!!!!!

  • Chan

    Thanks good advice

  • Nivia Cavic

    AWE-FRICKING-SOME!!!!!!!!!

  • http://www.blakethompson.net/ Blake

    Nice…and thanks. I just got a phone this weekend and I’m still learning the ins and outs of it.

    • Anonymous

      No problem! Enjoy your phone.

  • Jason D

    Thank you! This was very helpful!!! NOW I KNOW ALL ABOUT CAPS LOCK.

  • http://amitgawande.tumblr.com/ Amit Gawande

    “Caps Lock Use” solved the problem … though setting was done .. i didn’t know how to use it…

    Thanks after all :)

  • Adrian

    Thank you :D

  • Keith

    This was doing my head in – thanks a lot for resolving it for me.

  • Gabriel

    Just like that? Could you believe that I’ve almost gone crazy b’cos of this and I almost sent the phone back… Thanks a million you just made my day

  • Evelyn

    So f***ing excited about this – its been driving me mad since i got my phone! YAHOOO!!!

  • Worldtecnica

    Tkz

  • AM

    I wasted so many of my so few brain cell trying to figure this out.

    Thanks! AM

  • Ria

    YAYY NOW I CAN SHOUT AGAIN. FELT LIKE I LOST MY VOICE :-(
    LOL (Lots Of Love)

  • Bel

    YAYYY LOL I DIDN’T KNOW THIS! I LOVE THE IPHONE =D!!!

  • Purple Rose21

    thank you soooo much.. apple doesnt have it on there website.. :}

    • http://www.tech-recipes.com David Kirk – Founder/Editor

      Glad we could help. Thanks for the kind words.

  • Bryantalbrecht

    FINNALY HEHE

  • frog

    fantastic

  • Julianageve

    Thank you soooooo much!

  • vishnu

    Thanks .

  • Maritza1928

    Thank you, this was very helpful!

  • Lawton

    Very good! Thanks a lot!