Have you ever tried to type a text message in all capital letters on your iPhone? Repeatedly pressing the Shift key before each letter can be cumbersome, so you may be wondering if there is a way to do a caps lock, like on a full-sized computer keyboard, so that you can type in capital letters a little more efficiently.
Fortunately it’s possible for you to do this by pressing the Shift key twice. This will put a horizontal line under the Shift key to let you know that the keyboard is in “Caps Lock” mode. However, this setting can possibly be turned off, so follow the steps in the tutorial below to find the Caps Lock setting for your iPhone keyboard so that you can enable it and stop using this handy little feature.
How to Enable Caps Lock on an iPhone SE
The steps in this article were performed on an iPhone SE, in iOS 10.3.2. Enabling this option will let you put the iPhone keyboard into “Caps Lock” by pressing the Shift key twice. You can then tap the Shift key again when you are ready to exist Caps Lock.
Step 1: Open the Settings menu.
Step 2: Select the General option.
Step 3: Scroll down and choose the Keyboard option.
Step 4: Tap the button to the right of Caps Lock to turn it on. When there is green shading around the button, Caps Lock is enabled. I have turned on Caps Lock in the picture below.
As mentioned previously you can use Caps Lock by pressing the Shift key on the keyboard twice, and exit Caps Lock mode by pressing the Shift key again.
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Kermit Matthews is a freelance writer based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with more than a decade of experience writing technology guides. He has a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Computer Science and has spent much of his professional career in IT management.
He specializes in writing content about iPhones, Android devices, Microsoft Office and many other popular applications and devices.