How to Get Rid of the Lowercase Keyboard in iOS 9

Your iOS 9 keyboard now includes a feature where it will show the capital version of a letter when you are typing a capital letter, and a lowercase version of a letter when you are typing a lowercase letter. While this clearly has benefits, in such that you are now typing the actual letter that you wish to use, the change can be a little jarring if you look at the keyboard while you type.

Fortunately the lowercase letters on the keyboard are not a permanent change, and you can disable them and revert to the old keyboard that only uses capital letters. Our guide below will show you where to find the lowercase letter setting so that you can disable it and use the keyboard they way that it appeared in earlier versions of iOS.


How to stop the iPhone keyboard from switching to lowercase letters –

  1. Open the Settings menu.
  2. Select the General option.
  3. Select Accessibility.
  4. Scroll down and select Keyboard.
  5. Tap the button to the right of Show Lowercase Keys to turn it off.

These steps are repeated below with pictures –

Step 1: Tap the Settings icon.

open settings



Step 2: Scroll down and tap the General button.

open the general menu



Step 3: Tap the Accessibility button near the center of the screen.

open the accessibility menu



Step 4: Scroll down a bit and tap the Keyboard button.

open the keyboard accessibility menu



Step 5: Tap the button to the right of Show Lowercase Keys to turn it off. You will know that it is turned off when there is no green shading around the button. The lowercase keys on the keyboard are turned off in the pictures below.

turn off the option that shows lowercase letters



Are you looking for other ways to change iPhone keyboard settings that you don’t like? Find out about removing the predictive word suggestions that appear in the gray bar above your keyboard if you aren’t going to use them. newsletter

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