Complete List of All Apple iPad Keyboard Shortcut Cheatsheet

We have compiled a complete list of all Apple iPad keyboard shortcuts in this article, including common, uncommon, as well as application-specific shortcuts.

Please note that the square brackets < > denote the key to press, while + means pressing two or more keys together. Also, note alphabetical keys are capitalised below for ease of reading, but there is no need to press the <Shift> button to use capitalised lettering.

Universal iPad Keyboard Shortcut Cheatsheet

These shortcuts work system-wide, on the home screen, and on any application you use.

Show or hide the menu of available keyboard shortcuts in the active screen or app.<Command> or global-icon for more than 1 second
Clear the screen, or go to the Home Screen<Command> + <H>
Cycle from Today View, Home Screen and Application Library<Command> + Left or Right Arrow
Launch the selected app (Use arrow keys on Home Screen to select the app)<Command> + Down Arrow
Cycle through active application<Command> + <Tab>, release or click to activate
Switch active applicationglobal-icon + Up Arrow
Go to the previous appglobal-icon + Left Arrow
Show or hide the Search window<Command> + <Space>
Screen capture<Command> + <Shift> + <3>
Screen capture, then open up the editor<Command> + <Shift> + <4>
Show or hide the Dockglobal-icon + <A>
Show or hide the Control Centerglobal-icon + <C>
Show or hide the Notification Centerglobal-icon + <N>
Show or hide Siriglobal-icon + <S>
Show or hide the Application Libraryglobal-icon + <Shift> + <A>

iPad Keyboard Shortcut Cheatsheet for Active App

Most active apps accept the generic shortcuts listed below, but each app may have its own special shortcut.

Show or hide the menu of available keyboard shortcuts in the active screen or app<Command> for more than 1 second
Show or hide the Dock<Command> + <Option> + <D>
Tile the app window to the left or rightglobal-icon + <Control> + Left or Right Arrow

iPad Keyboard Shortcut Cheatsheet for Safari Browser

These useful keyboard shortcuts work specifically only inside the Safari browser on the iPad. We have omitted some of the less useful shortcuts.

Open a link in a new tab in the background<Command> + Click the link
Open a link in a new tab and activate<Command> + <Shift> + Click the link
Open the tab according to the number sequence<Command> + Any number
Open a new tab<Command> + <T>
<Command> + <N>
Open a new private tab<Command> + <Shift> + <N>
Close a tab<Command> + <W>
Reload page<Command> + <R>
Back<Command> + <[>
Forward<Command> + <]>
Adjust a page to the actual size<Command> + <O>
Zoom in<Command> + <+>
Zoom out<Command> + <->
Email this page<Command> + <I>
Show Sidebar<Command> + <Shift> + <L>
Show Favourites Bar<Command> + <Shift> + <B>

Text Field iPad Keyboard Shortcut Cheatsheet

These shortcuts work when you are typing or editing text on an iPad.

Undo<Command> + <Z>
Copy<Command> + <C>
Cut<Command> + <X>
Paste<Command> + <V>
Bold<Command> + <B>
Select All<Command> + <A>
Move the cursor to the next or previous word<Option> + left or right arrow keys
Move the cursor to the next or previous paragraph<Option> + up or down arrow keys
Select to beginning or end of a word<Option> + <Shift> + left or right arrow keys
Select to beginning or end of a sentence<Command> + <Shift> + left or right arrow keys

Customize keyboard shortcuts

You can use the following steps to customize the keyboard shortcuts

  • Open Settings
  • Tap Accessibility
  • Tap Keyboards
  • Tap Full Keyboard Access and turn it on
  • Tap Commands
  • Tap a command, then press a custom key combination to assign to it
  • Tap Done.

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