Before my MacBook Pro came on the scene, I did most of my writing for an entire year on an iPad Pro and Logitech Create keyboard case. I loved writing on the iPad for a number of factors: It was lighter and more portable than a Mac in many situations, and focusing on a single app made it much easier not to get distracted during my work day. But I frequently had issues with auto-correction and capitalization — items I loved on the iPad's software keyboard — mucking up my hardware keyboard experience.
Thankfully, Apple has solved this issue by offering iPad users who connected hardware keyboards a separate settings section for adjusting their hardware keyboard preferences. It makes using a hardware keyboard on the iPad much better than trying to compromise on shortcuts when switching between physical and software keyboards.
Here's how to access these settings!
How to disable Auto-Capitalization, Auto-Correction, and the Spacebar Shortcut on your iPad's Hardware Keyboard
- Connect your external keyboard to your iPad via Bluetooth, Smart Connector, or USB.
- Open the Settings app on your iPad.
Go to General > Hardware Keyboards.
If you don't see Hardware Keyboards as an option, make sure you've connected your external keyboard to your iPad.
- Disable Auto-Capitalization, Auto-Correction, or the Spacebar (".") Shortcut by flipping the switch next to each option.
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