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How to use an external keyboard in iPad 15 to control your iPad

With iPadOS 15, Apple makes it easier to control an iPad with an external keyboard. Here’s how:

° Go to Settings > Accessibility > Keyboards, tap Full Keyboard Access, then turn on Full Keyboard Access.

° Control your iPad using the variety of keyboard shortcuts.

° To customize the keyboard shortcuts, tap Commands.

° To customize the appearance of the focus, tap any of the following: Auto-Hide; Increase Size; High Contrast; and Color.

If you have difficulty using an external keyboard, you can adjust the settings. Go to Settings  > Accessibility > Keyboards, then tap any of the following:

  • Key Repeat: You can adjust the repeat interval and delay.
  • Sticky Keys: Use Sticky Keys to press and hold modifier keys, such as Command and Option, as you press another key.
  • Slow Keys: Use Slow Keys to adjust the time between when a key is pressed and when it’s activated.
Dennis Sellers
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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.