How to Turn Off Lowercase Letters on the iOS 9 Keyboard

The iOS 9 update on your iPhone brought about a number of new features and changes. Many of these features are not things that you notice right away. One such feature is that your iPhone is now displaying lowercase keys on your keyboard when appropriate. This can be a helpful change if you had previously had difficulty determining when you were going to type a capital letter on your keyboard, but some people might find it to be an unnecessary or unwanted change.

Luckily this is a setting that you can turn off on your iPhone keyboard, although it might not be immediately obvious where that setting can be found. Our tutorial below will point you to the correct menu in iOS 9 so that you can stop the iPhone keyboard from switching to lowercase keys.


Disable Lowercase Letters on the iPhone Keyboard

The steps in this article were performed on an iPhone 6 Plus, in iOS 9. This option is not available in versions of iOS prior to 9.

Note that you will still be able to type in lowercase letters after adjusting this setting. It will only affect the types of letters that are physically displayed on the keys of the keyboard.


  1. Open the Settings menu.
  2. open the settings menu



  3. Select the General option.
  4. select the General option



  5. Tap the Accessibility button.
  6. open the Accessibility menu



  7. Scroll down and tap the Keyboard button.
  8. open the Keyboard menu



  9. Tap the button to the right of Show Lowercase Keys to turn it off. The option is turned off when there is no green shading around the button. For example, this option is turned off in the picture below.

turn off the show lowercase keys option



iOS 9 brought a number of other features to your iPhone, including one that can help make your battery last a little longer. Learn about the Low Power battery mode available in iOS 9 for a helpful way to extend the amount of time that you can go between charges with your device. newsletter

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