How to Change the Keyboard to Uppercase Letter Keys Again in iOS 9
One change with iOS 9 is the introduction of a lowercased onscreen keyboard by default on iPhone and iPad, which while it can make it easier to identify when caps lock is enabled or disabled, it can also be a bit more difficult on the eyes for some users, particularly on the iPhone with a smaller display. If you’d like to revert back to an uppercase keyboard again, which matches the keyboard styling on the vast majority of hardware keyboards and the keyboard in all versions of iOS prior to the 9.0 release, you can do so through a settings adjustment.
Changing the keyboard back to uppercase letters is the same on all iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch models running iOS 9.0 or later, here’s how to disable the lowercase keyboard in iOS:
- Open the Settings app and go to “General”
- Choose “Accessibility” and go to “Keyboard”
- Toggle the switch for “Show Lowercase Keys” to the OFF position
- Exit out of Settings to immediately see the effect anywhere the keyboard can be summoned
If you want to test this, go to the Notes app and you’ll instantly see the difference, as the keyboard is now uppercase letters again, just like it was in all prior releases of iOS.
Whether or not you like the uppercase keyboard or the lowercase keyboard may depend on a variety of things, but for many users the uppercase keyboard is just easier to read and see, particularly if you use the bold text feature in iOS to further enhance the legibility of onscreen fonts and text.
Of course if you decide you prefer the lowercase keyboard, you can always disable the uppercase keyboard again by going back into iOS settings and turning the lowercase keys back into the on position.
By the way, while you’re adjusting keyboard settings, many users like to either enable or disable the keyboard click sound effects in iOS to suit their preferences too.