The Secret of IOS Keyboard Shortcuts

Apple iphone is a cool device consisting some secrets of function and shortcuts to make its users so easy to use it. IOS or the apple’s device operating system has already so rapidly increase from  year to year. Started from the release of older iOS in several years ago, until the newest iOS 10 which just released September this year. You know that it will be very excellent with the fascinating new features installed. For you every iOS device users, you need to know some iOS keyboard shortcuts. It can help you a lot finding some easier way to use the phone.


There are a bunch of keyboard shortcuts that many people might not aware. But the shortcuts are so excellent and can truly help the users. The keyboard shortcuts sometime are hard to remember. You will need to learn it, but at the result it can boost your productivity. You do not need to take your hands off the keyboard every time, it is lots easier with the shortcut.

So what are the iOS keyboard shortcuts you have’nt already known? Here are they.

Since most of these shortcuts are largely undocumented, you can refer to this list to get started:

System Shortcuts

  • F1 Dim screen
  • F2 Brighten screen
  • F7 Back one song
  • F8 Play/pause
  • F9 Skip song
  • F10 Mute
  • F11 Decrease volume
  • F12 Increase volume
  • Space Display a list of available languages; to choose one, tap the space bar again.

Text Selection and navigation

  • C Copy
  • X Cut
  • V Paste
  • Z Undo
  • ⌘⇧Z Redo
  • Delete to Delete the text to the beginning of the line
  • Control K to Delete the text to the end of the line
  • Alt (Option) Delete to Delete the word before the cursor
  • ⌘↑ Jump to top of document
  • ⌘↓ Jump to bottom of document
  • ⌘← Jump to beginning of line
  • ⌘→ Jump to end of line
  • Alt Jump to previous start of line
  • Alt   Jump to next end of line
  • Alt   Jump to previous word
  • Alt   Jump to next word
  • ↑ Select the text above
  • ↓ Select the text below
  • ← Select the text on the left
  • → Select the text on the right
  • ⇧⌘↑ Select all the text to the beginning of the document
  • ⇧⌘↓ Select all the text to the end of the document
  • ⇧⌘← Select the text to the beginning of the line
  • ⇧⌘→ Select the text to the end of the line
  • Alt Select the text above, line by line
  • Alt Select the text below, line by line
  • Alt Select the text on the left, word by word
  • Alt Select the text on the right, word by word

iPad Navigation

you also can switch between apps if you enable VoiceOver. Settings > General > Accessibility > and turn on VoiceOver. however, you can do it with the shortcut.

  • Control Option H   Home button
  • Control Option H H   Show multitask bar
  • Control Option i   Item chooser
  • Escape   Back button
  •   next item
  •    previous item
  • ↑↓ simultaneously tap selected item
  • Option scroll down
  • Option scroll up
  • Option or  scroll left or right
  • Control Option S turn VoiceOver speech on or off
  • Command Shift Tab switch to the previous app
  • Command Tab switch back to the original app
  • +, then Option +  or Option+ navigate through Dock


  • L Open Location
  • T open a new tab
  • W close the current tab
  • R refresh the current tab
  • . stop loading the current tab


  • N create a new message
  • ⌘⇧D send a message
  • Backspace key to delete the currently selected message
  • or  select suggested email address in To/CC/BCC popover fields


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