How to Use Apple Smart Keyboard Shortcuts on iPad Pro

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“Apple Smart Keyboard” makes typing smooth sailing. With the tactile feedback, the keys are designed to accelerate your typing. Wish to get the most out of it? We’ve listed out some of the very handy Apple Smart Keyboard shortcuts, which can let you carry out tasks more efficiently on your iPad Pro.

Using the keyboard shortcuts, you can perform certain commands fast. And if you have used Mac, you will find them very familiar as most of them use the Command ⌘ key like a Mac. Have used PC keyboard before? Well, Command ⌘ key does the same thing as the Control key on a Windows computer.

How to Use Apple Smart Keyboard Shortcuts on iPad Pro

Apple Smart Keyboard Shortcuts to Let You Get the Most Out of Your iPad Pro

How to Return to the Home screen with the Smart Keyboard

Accessing Home screen is quite upfront. If you ever want to return to the Home screen, use Command + H shortcut.

Return to the Home screen with the Smart Keyboard

How to Switch between apps with the Smart Keyboard

Switching between apps with Smart Keyboard is pretty simple. To do so, hold down the Command key and press the Tab key.

Switch between apps with the Smart Keyboard

An App Switcher will show up on the screen. You need to keep holding the Command key and tapping the Tab key until you have found the app you wish to jump into. Once the app is highlighted, release the Command key.

How to Access emoji with the Smart Keyboard

Accessing emoji with Smart Keyboard is as straightforward as you would like. Simply tap on the Globe Key in the bottom left of the keyboard at the lower left corner next to the control key.

Access emoji with the Smart Keyboard

Once you have used it, tap on globe key again in the bottom right corner of the screen to hide the keyboard.

How to Navigate pages and documents with the Smart Keyboard

Navigating pages as documents with Smart Keyboard is just as upfront.

You need to use Command + any arrow key to jump to the top or bottom of any page or document.

Navigate pages and documents with the Smart Keyboard

How to Spotlight search with the Smart Keyboard

You will be able to instantly access Spotlight Search with the Smart Keyboard. To do so, use the Command + Space shortcut.

Spotlight search with the Smart Keyboard

How to View app-specific shortcuts with the Smart Keyboard

To find out the list of shortcuts, you can use with app, hold down the Command key for a few seconds. Next, a list of the keyboard shortcuts will pop up on the screen. Moreover, you will be able to get it done both in third-party apps and stock apps.

Check out the six simple keyboard shortcuts, which you may already be knowing:

  • Select All: Command-A
  • Cut: Command-X
  • Copy: Command-C
  • Paste: Command-V
  • Bold: Command-B
  • Italics: Command-I

How to Switch from your Smart Keyboard to software keyboard on iPad Pro

At times, you may want to use your software keyboard instead of the Smart Keyboard to carry out certain things like using dictation. iOS lets you switch between Smart Keyboard to software keyboard with ease.

In order to access software keyboard, simply tap the down arrow key on your Smart Keyboard, then touch and hold it until software keyboard shows up on the screen.

Switch from Smart Keyboard to software keyboard on iPad Pro

That’s pretty much it!

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