Friday, June 4, 2010

ZenTiger iPhone caps lock hint

This drove me batty for a while with my new iPhone: The Shift key (caps lock) wouldn't stay down when I needed to type in caps for more than one letter. Then I discovered that there is actually a caps lock setting under settings.

Go to Settings, General, Keyboard and change the default for "Enable Caps Lock" from off to on. Simple. I wonder why the default isn't on though?

Once on, you can double tap the Shift Key to keep in caps lock mode, and the key turns a nice shade of blue. You can also hold the Shift Key down with one finger, and type a letter with another finger if you prefer.

What is your favourite iPhone hint?

7 comment(s):

I.M Fletcher said...

Heh, yeh it does do that. I think, for the most part, they set it up like that because most of the time people only want one cap (for the beginning of a sentence or somebody's name).

Some of my fav hints are -

1. If you hit the SPACE twice quickly, you get a fullstop.

2. If you're typing a sentence and want to use a number or a symbol (eg, : or $ or something like that), you can press and HOLD the [.?123] key, slide to the symbol you want, then release your finger and it goes back to the alphabet keyboard.

2.5 You'll also notice while using the keyboard, that if you hold down certain characters for a second (like the " and ' keys) that options pop up for "hidden" characters like "proper" curly quotation marks.

3. The calculator. You'll notice it doesn't have the percentage key (among others) UNLESS you turn the iphone on it's side (while using the calculator application), whereupon it becomes a scientific calculator with said percent key and some other scientific functions.

4. You probably already know this, but I'll stick it here anyway - if you press and hold on a desktop icon, they all go "wobbly" and you can rearrange the icons how you want (or delete an application by pressing the 'X's that appear on the icons). Pressing the 'Home' button will stop them wobbling.

That's all I can think of for now..

rightochaps said...

my life is vastly improved as a result of reading this blog. Thank you.

Francisco Castelo Branco said...

i would like to you make a presentation about New Zealand. A simple text about the Country.
If you are interested my email is


Good luck for the World Cup

ZenTiger said...

Thanks for the email. Depends on your deadline.

Perhaps a suggestion to watch a series of movies showcasing Kiwi scenery and the people

Lord of the Rings...
The Last Samurai...
Meet the Feebles...
Once were Warriors, err maybe not, instead, try Whale Rider....
The World's fastest Indian...

any other suggestions readers?

ZenTiger said...

Actually, the Kiwiana thread continues here (I hope):

A Taste of New Zealand

I.M Fletcher said...

Another iphone hint I found out today..

Press the Home button (the round button on the front) and the Power button (on top) together at the same time to take a screen shot of whatever is on your screen. It will be saved in your Photos folder with the rest of your pictures.

ZenTiger said...

Exactly, that's how I did the image for this post.

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