How to type in capital letters on iPhone’s keyboard

by Piyansh on January 8, 2009 · 9 comments

Filed in: Tips/Tricks

An onscreen keyboard like that of the iPhone takes time to get used to. Specially for someone like me who is addicted to physical QWERTY’s. The iPhone has astonishing features and going in detail will reveal some extremely smart tweaks. We have seen some before, and here is a relatively straightforward one.For beginners, its necessary to know how to toggle case on the iPhone keyboard. To keep changing cases, you need to use the SHIFT key.

1. Press SHIFT once to type the next alphabet in capitals

2. Hold the SHIFT key (iPhone is multitouch) and continue typing the entire statement or word in capitals.

UPDATE: Jeff informs us in the comments section below that enabling the caps from Keyboard settings can make things easier. Just double tap the SHIFT key to hold the Caps mode!

 



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{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

Jeff January 11, 2009 at 3:28 am

Settings > General > Keyboard > Enable caps lock

When you turn this feature on, you can just double tap the shift key and it will perform a caps lock. Simply tap the shift key once to disable caps lock. It’s much simpler than holding down the shift key. :)

Ankur January 11, 2009 at 5:58 am

Thanks JEFF, Was trying this …

Cqxray January 11, 2009 at 10:45 am

Is there a hack somewhere where you can capitalize a letter by tapping on its key twice, like in the BlackBerry?

Piyansh January 11, 2009 at 3:05 pm

thats what has been explained in the comment by Jeff above … READ

Subbu January 11, 2010 at 9:54 am

Settings > General > Keyboard > Enable caps lock

When you turn this feature on, double tap on caps symbol.

Eileen Goodall June 4, 2010 at 12:23 am

I have tried double tapping the shift key to no avail. Have to hold it with one finger and type with the others – pretty pants if you ask me.

NANA September 20, 2010 at 7:57 pm

thanks a lot JEFF CUS IT TOOK ME LONGTIME BEFORE I KNOW IT

Bubble October 11, 2010 at 12:54 pm

Amazing …All, I needed to know for a long time…Thanks Bob.

Jayne January 28, 2011 at 11:54 pm

TA JEFF! BEEN BUGGING ME FOR AGES….WAHOO!!