Don't like the case-shifting keyboard? Here's how to disable it.

By default, the iPhone and iPad keyboard switches between uppercase and lowercase letters when you tap the shift key. This is meant to help you differentiate when you are typing in caps or not, but some people prefer only seeing uppercase letters. If that sounds like you, you can easily disable the keyboard from switching cases.

How to disable lowercase keys on your iPhone and iPad

  1. Launch the Settings app from your Home screen.
  2. Tap General.
  3. Tap Accessibility.

    Launch the Settings app, tap General, and then tap on Accessibility

  4. Tap Keyboard.
  5. Tap the On/Off switch beside Show Lowercase Keys.

    Tap Keyboard and Tap on the On/Off switch beside Show Lowercase Keys

How to disable character previews on iPhone

When you touch a key on the iPhone keyboard, you will notice that a magnified version pops up above it. This is known as a character preview, and on iPhone you can disable them. Unfortunately, on iPad you don't have this option.

  1. Launch the Settings app from your Home screen.
  2. Tap General.
  3. Tap Keyboard.
  4. Tap the On/Off switchbeside Character Preview.

    Launch the Settings app, tap General, tap Keyboard, and then tap on the on/off switch.