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.

 

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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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25 Responses to “iPhone: Enable and use the caps lock keyboard feature”

  1. December 14, 2008 at 9:31 pm, No said:

    Very good, i did’nt know this!

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  2. March 13, 2009 at 1:51 pm, CAPS said:

    WOW IT WORKS

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  3. April 22, 2009 at 10:25 pm, TheAwesomePossum said:

    AWESOME!!!!!!!

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  4. May 15, 2009 at 5:02 pm, Chan said:

    Thanks good advice

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  5. June 04, 2009 at 6:02 pm, Nivia Cavic said:

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

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  6. June 29, 2009 at 4:24 pm, Blake said:

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

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    • July 03, 2009 at 4:14 pm, Anonymous said:

      No problem! Enjoy your phone.

      Reply

  7. July 03, 2009 at 10:39 pm, Jason D said:

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

    Reply

  8. August 28, 2009 at 3:01 am, Amit Gawande said:

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

    Thanks after all :)

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  9. December 30, 2009 at 8:01 pm, Adrian said:

    Thank you :D

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  10. June 01, 2010 at 8:29 pm, Keith said:

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

    Reply

  11. July 01, 2010 at 4:07 pm, Gabriel said:

    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

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  12. September 09, 2010 at 2:01 pm, Evelyn said:

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

    Reply

  13. October 13, 2010 at 8:43 pm, Worldtecnica said:

    Tkz

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  14. October 21, 2010 at 8:46 pm, AM said:

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

    Thanks! AM

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  15. October 29, 2010 at 4:51 am, Ria said:

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

    Reply

  16. January 19, 2011 at 1:27 pm, Bel said:

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

    Reply

  17. February 26, 2011 at 5:34 pm, Purple Rose21 said:

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

    Reply

  18. March 06, 2011 at 4:29 pm, Bryantalbrecht said:

    FINNALY HEHE

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  19. March 06, 2011 at 7:59 pm, frog said:

    fantastic

    Reply

  20. May 06, 2011 at 6:31 pm, Julianageve said:

    Thank you soooooo much!

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  21. November 10, 2011 at 1:30 am, vishnu said:

    Thanks .

    Reply

  22. June 21, 2012 at 12:01 pm, Maritza1928 said:

    Thank you, this was very helpful!

    Reply

  23. November 07, 2012 at 9:44 pm, Lawton said:

    Very good! Thanks a lot!

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