You might be used to repeatedly tapping the Shift key before each letter you wish to uppercase if you frequently type with a lot of capital letters.
However, this can be slow, and occasionally it’s simple to accidentally input a lowercase letter.
If you have ever used a laptop or desktop computer keyboard, you might be wondering if your iPhone 11 has a “Caps Lock” feature. Fortunately, there is a solution to this.
Our tutorial continues below with more information about how to enable caps lock on iPhone 13 devices.
- If there is a horizontal line beneath the shift key on your keyboard, you have enabled caps lock.
- Caps lock will disappear if you change the keyboard’s modes, such as to numbers or symbols.
- By simply touching the shift key one more after enabling caps lock on your iPhone, you can turn it off.
You can also check out this how to turn on caps lock on iPhone video on YouTube for more information.
How to Turn on the iPhone Caps Lock Feature
- Open Settings.
- Choose General.
- Select Keyboard.
- Turn on Enable Caps Lock.
- Open an app and double-tap the Shift key to enable it.
This guide continues below with additional information, including pictures of these steps.
The iOS keyboard is responsive and easy to use on Apple devices running the iOS operating system, such as an iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch.
However, you could find the iPhone keyboard frustrating if you need to type several capital letters in a succession and the keyboard keeps switching back to lowercase letters after each one.
Although there isn’t a dedicated caps lock key like on a desktop or laptop computer, there is a way to use caps lock on an iPhone 11.
You can use the instructions in the section below to learn how to activate caps lock on an iPhone and where to locate the setting that lets you choose whether or not to use it.
Related: Find out more about the iPhone’s slide to type feature if you are interested in using it.
How to Use Caps Lock on an iPhone
The steps in this article were performed on an iPhone 13, in iOS 16.
Step 1: Open the Settings app.
Step 2: Choose the General option.
Step 3: Select the Keyboard menu.
Step 4: Tap the Enable Caps Lock button.
Step 5: You can then open an app that uses the default iPhone keyboard, such as Messages, then double-tap the Shift key to enable caps lock.
Now that you know how to enable caps lock on iPhone 13, you will be able to use this to easily type your message in all capital letters.
How to Enable iPhone Caps Lock Video
More Information on Caps Lock in iOS
You’ve probably noticed that there are various other settings on your Keyboard menu that govern how the keyboard behaves after going to Settings > General > Keyboard.
Some of these options may appear in different locations on this menu, depending on the number of keyboard languages you have installed or the iOS version on your phone. Among these options are:
- Auto-Correction – The phone will automatically correct any errors it detects.
- Smart Punctuation – changes some punctuation marks to others automatically.
- Character Preview – a pop-up window with the selected letter appears “.” Double touching the space bar adds a period followed by a space.
- Enable Dictation – attaches a microphone to the keyboard, allowing you to convert speech to text.
- Auto-Capitalization – capitalizes the first letter after punctuation.
- Check Spelling – incorrect words are highlighted in red.
- Predictive – based on what you’ve typed, the iPhone will display a gray bar with text.
- Slide to Type – Instead of tapping, you can slide your finger to type.
- Delete Slide-to-Type By Word – If you slide to the delete key after using slide to type for an entire word, it will remove the entire word.
When you enable caps lock, it will only be active for the message you are currently typing. If you exit the app or begin a new message, you must re-enable caps lock by pressing the Shift button twice.
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