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Temporary CAPS Lock for iPhone/iPod touch iOS devices
Because the iPhone/iPod touch support multi-touch, here's a simple way to temporarily type in all caps: Hold one finger on Shift, and use another finger to type your word -- just as you would with a "real" keyboard.

[robg adds: While this may seem blatantly obvious to those who have adjusted to the world of multi-tap, I took a small survey -- OK, so it was me and the one other iPhone user I could find online at the time -- and discovered that 100% of the respondents hadn't used this method of temporarily typing in caps on their iPhones...so perhaps this will be useful to more than just the two of us.]
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Temporary CAPS Lock for iPhone/iPod touch
Authored by: friedmaj on Nov 07, '08 07:59:42AM

I had no idea... Now your sample size is 3.



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Temporary CAPS Lock for iPhone/iPod touch
Authored by: benkreeger on Nov 07, '08 08:03:52AM

Ah, I'd found this one out not too long ago. I have noticed that the multi-touch keyboard won't allow you to hold SHIFT and type in A or Z or any of the keys that are close to the SHIFT key (or maybe my fingers are too fat). Anybody else having similar issues?



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CAPS Lock for iPhone
Authored by: ad7am on Nov 07, '08 08:23:37AM

You know you can double-tap the shift key to set caps lock, right?
That is, after enabling it in (Settings > General > Keyboard).



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CAPS Lock for iPhone
Authored by: mark hunte on Nov 07, '08 09:34:56AM

I had worked out the shift-hold method already after some frustration of entering a Capped user name loging at
a Hotel for the 50th time..

But the enable CAPS lock in the pref, should be the real hint, because I never found that menu item.. grrr

Thanks.

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mh



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CAPS Lock for iPhone
Authored by: CatMac on Nov 07, '08 10:03:12AM

Didn't it used to be automatically enabled? I've used that often in the past, but I realized recently that the double click on the shift key was only working in certain aps. After enabling it in the prefs, it seems to be working everywhere.

Thanks!



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Temporary CAPS Lock for iPhone/iPod touch
Authored by: tommybarbour on Nov 07, '08 09:19:35AM

people really don't know this?? even my blackberry works like this...

before you flame me, my company is upgrading to iphones as we speak, so i'm waiting to get mine free (with free data plan!)



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New sentence for iPhone/iPod touch
Authored by: pariof9s on Nov 07, '08 09:38:44AM

A double-tap Space ends a sentence with a period, makes a space and starts an initial cap for your next word.



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Temporary CAPS Lock for iPhone/iPod touch
Authored by: squarefrog on Nov 07, '08 10:40:28AM

Yeah this wouldn't have even occurred to me, had it not been for this hint.



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Temporary CAPS Lock for iPhone/iPod touch
Authored by: Anonymous on Nov 07, '08 01:02:37PM

Sheesh! Whatever next? A hint that holding down shift on a Mac will produce a "temporary CAPS Lock"?

Here's a hint for you: if you have to keep your finger pressed down, it's not a "lock".



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Temporary CAPS Lock for iPhone/iPod touch
Authored by: pariof9s on Nov 07, '08 01:41:08PM

Somebody pee on your cornflakes this morning?

It's amazing how people can get so bent out of shape because of something they think is so trivial. This site is hints for all levels of knowledge, chief!



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Temporary CAPS Lock for iPhone/iPod touch
Authored by: Anonymous on Nov 10, '08 03:27:23PM

Basic keyboard use is certainly is the lowest level of knowledge. Thanks for clarifying that. Glad to know the hint helped you!



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Temporary CAPS Lock for iPhone/iPod touch
Authored by: paulpro on Nov 11, '08 10:13:55AM
"Basic keyboard use is certainly is the lowest level of knowledge."

Perhaps, but so is basic grammar. If you don't think a hint is worthy of your attention, then why spend the time complaining about it?

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Temporary CAPS Lock for iPhone/iPod touch
Authored by: chyna4xena on Nov 11, '08 02:36:32PM

Don't try and defend your ridiculous comment, richie - you were trolling all over this site at that time, and made similarly nasty and snide comments on a few other hints.

People who attempt to show off their superiority by making "Sheesh, I already knew that" comments regarding tips that are clearly useful for many users, are only making themselves look unintelligent, not making others appear so.

You made a silly comment, and you were called on it. It happens to all of us when we say something indefensible. It has happened to me. Grow up, accept it, learn from it, and try to think in the future before posting, as to whether your sarcasm is needed, wanted, and especially, warranted.



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Temporary CAPS Lock for iPhone/iPod touch
Authored by: Angostura on Nov 08, '08 02:52:47AM

Nope, didn't occur to me either. Handy.



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Temporary CAPS Lock for iPhone/iPod touch
Authored by: MartiNZ on Nov 09, '08 01:20:48PM

Nice hint. Never occurred to me either. I've been using the optional double-tap shift for caps lock and that works nicely but I'll see if some things can be better done like this!



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Temporary CAPS Lock for iPhone/iPod touch
Authored by: indigenous on Nov 10, '08 05:51:36PM

Another method I sometimes use is to start the keystroke by holding down the shift key and then sliding your finger without lifting up to the key you want to caplitalize and then lifting up. The next keystroke will be lowercase again.



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