How to Use Caps Lock on an iPhone 11

The steps in this article will show you how to use caps lock on an iPhone 11. We will also show you where to find the Caps Lock iPhone setting in case you follow these steps but still aren’t able to use it.

  • You will know that you have enabled caps lock when there is a horizontal line under the shift key on your keyboard.
  • If you switch keyboard modes, such as to numbers or symbols, caps lock will go away.
  • You can disable caps lock on your iPhone by simply tapping the shift key that you used to enable caps lock one more time.
Yield: Enables caps lock on the iPhone 11 keyboard

How to Use Caps Lock on an iPhone 11

how to use caps lock on iPhone 11

Find out how to quickly enable caps lock on the default iPhone 11 keyboard with a simple trick involving the Shift key.

Prep Time 1 minute
Active Time 1 minute
Additional Time 1 minute
Total Time 3 minutes
Difficulty Easy


  • iPhone


  1. Open an app that uses the keyboard.
  2. Double-tap the Shift key to enable caps lock.


You can exit caps lock mode by switching to number or symbol entry, or by tapping the Shift key again.

If you aren't able to use caps lock, then it may be turned off. You can find the caps lock iPhone setting at Settings > General > Keyboard > Enable Caps Lock.

The keyboard on Apple devices that use the iOS operating system, such as an iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch, features a simply layout that is responsive and easy to type with.

But you may be frustrated with your iPhone keyboard when you need to type multiple capital letters in a row, only for the keyboard to revert back to lowercase letters after each time you enter one uppercase letter.

Fortunately there is a way to use caps lock on an iPhone 11, although it doesn’t involve a dedicated caps lock key like you have on your desktop or laptop computer.

Our guide below will show you how to activate caps lock on an iPhone, as well as where to find the setting on the device that lets you decide whether caps lock should be usable or not.

How to Enable Caps Lock on an iPhone

The steps in this article were performed on an iPhone 11 in iOS 13.4.1. The caps lock setting on the iPhone is enabled by default, so the steps below should let you type in all capital letters if that setting hasn’t been changed.

If you are still not able to type in all uppercase after completing this section, continue reading to see where to find the keyboard’s caps lock setting and enable it.

Step 1: Open an app that uses the iPhone keyboard. I am using the Messages app to send a text message in all capital letters.

Step 2: Double-tap the Shift key to enable caps lock. The Shift key is the one that looks like an up arrow.

how to use caps lock on iPhone 11

​Note that a horizontal line should appear under the Shift key when caps lock is enabled. I have it enabled in the picture above.

Below we will be checking the keyboard settings for your iPhone and enabling caps lock if double-tapping the Shift key isn’t allowing you to use the caps lock functionality.

Step 1: Open the Settings app.

open Settings

Step 2: Scroll down and select the General option.

select General

Step 3: Select the Keyboard button.

choose the Keyboard option

Step 4: Tap the button to the right of Enable Caps Lock to turn it on.

enable the caps lock iPhone setting

Find out how to get rid of the lowercase keyboard on your iPhone if you would prefer to have the iPhone keyboard display capital letters all the time rather than switching between uppercase and lowercase letters based on what you are actually typing.

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