How to Access Alternate Characters on the iPad Keyboard
The iPad’s keyboard offers some quick (but partially hidden) ways to access special characters and oft-used punctuation.
- Apostrophe: You don’t need to switch to the number/punctuation keys to access this key. Tap and hold the [,!] key for about 2 seconds and the apostrophe will appear.
- Accented letters: To find accented letters for almost every language with Roman characters, tap and hold the base letter—e, u, or s for example—to see a list of their accented counterparts—è, ü, ß, and more.
- URL enders: To quickly enter .net, .org, or .edu on the Safari or Mail keyboards, tap and hold the .com button to choose from available options.