Did you know that you can SHIFT LOCK your iPhone and iPad keyboard?

Tapping around my iPhone today, I stumbled on to something so obvious that I couldn’t believe I never noticed it before: You can Shift Lock your iOS keyboard by double tapping the shift key on the keyboard. I know—welcome to 2008. But, if I missed it for this long, I’m willing to bet that there are a lot of people out there who are in the same boat as I am.

So, if you find yourself constantly hitting the shift key to get a capital letter when you’re inputting an acronym, or if you feel like yelling at someone in an SMS message, you no longer have to hit the shift key before every single letter.

Talk about a time saver.

Update: I’ve been notified that you have to turn on this “Caps Lock” feature in your Settings. Go to Settings > General > Keyboard and then flick the ‘Enable Caps Lock‘ switch to ‘on’.  Apparently mine was on by default.

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Also, I’m sticking with Shift Lock. It’s a shift key that then locks—it’s not a Caps Lock key. ;)

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