Typing in all capital letters in a document or digital communication is typically understood to represent shouting. For this reason, many people will avoid typing in all capital letters entirely. However, certain situations will warrant typing in all capital letters, especially when communicating via text message. You may have found that you can type a capital letter on your iPhone by tapping the shift key before the letter, but this can be tedious if you are typing entire sentences in all caps.
Fortunately your iPhone has the ability to enable a caps lock feature. Our guide below will show you how to activate this setting, then use it in a text message.
There are a number of other options about your keyboard that you can change. You can even add another language with our Chinese keyboard iPhone steps.
How to Enable Caps Lock on an iPhone
The steps in this article were written with an iPhone 5, in iOS 9, but will work for other iPhone models running the iOS 9 software. This guide will assume that the Caps Lock feature is not currently enabled, so we will be navigating to the menu where that setting is located. Once enabled, we will show you how to turn on Caps Lock from the keyboard.
Step 1: Tap the Settings icon.
Step 2: Scroll down and tap the General option.
Step 3: Scroll down and select Keyboard.
Step 4: Tap the button to the right of Enable Caps Lock to turn it on. There should be green shading around the button when it is enabled. Caps lock is enabled in the picture below.
Step 5: Press the Home button under your screen to close the Settings menu, then select the Messages app and open a text message conversation.
Step 6: Double-tap the Shift key to enabled Caps Lock. Once enabled, there will be an underline beneath the arrow. Caps lock is enabled in the picture below.
You can exit caps lock by tapping the shift key again.
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Matthew Burleigh has been writing tech tutorials since 2008. His writing has appeared on dozens of different websites and been read over 50 million times.
After receiving his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Computer Science he spent several years working in IT management for small businesses. However, he now works full time writing content online and creating websites.
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