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How to Customize Bluetooth Keyboard on iPhone and iPad

Typing on software keyboard is something that I don’t enjoy beyond a point. I use it just to type out short messages or quickly reply to any email. But when I have to write a long article, I prefer to use a wireless keyboard. And when I want to go even further and make typing more smooth-sailing, I customize typing on the Bluetooth keyboard via my iOS device.

Did you know that you can fine tune keys, disable key repeat and even adjust the time between when a key is pressed and activated? Besides, you also have the option to make your device play a sound when a modifier key is set. With this effective modification, you can enhance your typing when using the wireless keyboard with your iPhone and iPad. Let’s find out how it works!

Bolster Typing Experience When Using Hardware Keyboard with iPhone and iPad

Step #1. Launch Settings app on your iOS device → Tap on General.

Tap on Settings then General on iPhone

Step #2. Next up, tap on Accessibility.

Tap on Accessibility in iPhone Settings

Step #3. Tap on Keyboard.

Tap on Keyboard in iPhone Acccessibility Settings

Step #4. Up next, you have three options below Hardware Keyboards.

Hardware Keyboard Options in iPhone Settings

Key Repeat: You can disable it to stop characters from being entered several times with a key press. Tap on it. Then, you may enable/disable it.

Customize Key Repeat Interval for Hardware Keyboard on iPhone

There is also an option to increase/decrease key repeat interval. Use the “-“ button to decrease the key repeat interval, tap on the “+” to increase it.

Similarly, you can increase/decrease delay until repeat. While the “-“ button allows you to decrease the function, the “+” button lets you increase it.

Sticky Keys: It enables modifier keys to be set without having to hold the key down.

Customize Sticky Keys for Bluetooth Keyboard on iPhone
  • Check out the option to press the Shift key five times to turn on Sticky Keys
  • Depending on your need, you can play a sound when a modifier key is set

Slow Keys: It lets you adjust the amount of time between when a key is pressed and when it’s activated.

Customize Slow Keys for Bluetooth Keyboard on iPhone

You can also adjust the time as per your need. While the “+” button lets you increase the time, the “-“ allows you to decrease it.

Your Feedback?

So, use this simple but very effective tip to boost your typing! Have any feedback? Feel free to let it come across.

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