iPhone/iPod Touch: Two Caps Lock Methods

Using cap locks on iPhone or iPod Touch devices is a useful feature that most people never use. When twittering I use this all the time… LOL, BFF, ABITHIWTITB, XOXOXO, etc…


For some reason with the iPhone, to type a series of upper case letters most people do the following: press shift key -> let go and press the letter, press shift key -> let go and press letter -> rinse, repeat, etc.

However, just like a real keyboard, you can just hold the shift key while you press the keys you want to be upper case:

press and HOLD shift key -> press letter, press letter, etc.

Alternatively, you can enable double tab shift lock:

Settings -> General -> Keyboard -> Enable Caps Lock

Once this is enabled, tapping the shift key twice will turn on caps lock. When the caps lock is enabled, it will glow blue.

caps lock on iphone

 

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13 Responses to “iPhone/iPod Touch: Two Caps Lock Methods”

  1. November 19, 2008 at 3:48 pm, Dale said:

    I DO NOT SEE A shift key

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    • November 20, 2008 at 12:20 am, Rob Rogers said:

      The key with the arrow on it.

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  2. December 13, 2008 at 1:35 am, blind said:

    The Blackberry solution were you hold the key down longer is much more elegant, typing on the iphone is such a chore.

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    • December 30, 2008 at 6:36 am, not blind said:

      hey blind you go to be kidding me!

      Reply

      • May 04, 2009 at 3:42 pm, Cocoroco said:

        I owned and like the iPhone too, but blind is right, the Blackberry
        is better, faster, and more accurate (full-keyboard ones) to type
        (nothing will ever beat mechanical feedback for human tactile sense)

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  3. June 21, 2009 at 5:46 pm, heptat said:

    i have no problem using the iphone keyboard, but since when does a caps lock key work by *double* tapping it??? why doesnt it just toggle like a normal caps lock key?? weird

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    • March 23, 2010 at 5:49 pm, matt said:

      because its not a caps lock key, its just a shift key

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  4. June 26, 2009 at 1:39 pm, Jess, said:

    THANKS! it was killing me! hahaa

    Reply

  5. August 02, 2009 at 1:16 am, Anonymous said:

    thanksm took forever to figure out. hmm…you have AT&T but not 5 bars? FALSE ADVERTISING SUIT!

    Reply

  6. May 16, 2010 at 10:24 am, rossisen said:

    You can also press the shift key and slide to another key and release.

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  7. June 07, 2010 at 11:54 pm, Joe said:

    Thank You

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  8. June 07, 2010 at 11:54 pm, Joe said:

    That is awesome!

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  9. January 04, 2011 at 6:05 am, Noneya said:

    I ENABLED THE CAPS LOCK THING IN SETTINGS AND WHEN I DOUBLE PRESS THE “SHIFT” KEY IT DOES NOT TURN BLUE

    Reply

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