Learn iPad keyboard shortcuts
If you have an external keyboard connected to your iPad, you can use keyboard shortcuts to do things that normally need a mouse, trackpad, or other input device.
See keyboard shortcuts
To see a list of shortcuts that you can use with an app, press and hold the Command ⌘ key when you use the app or on the Home Screen.
Use common keyboard shortcuts
Most iPad keyboard shortcuts use the Command ⌘ key, like on a Mac. If you're more familiar with a PC keyboard, the Command ⌘ key does the same thing as the Control key on a PC.
Here are some common keyboard shortcuts:
Command-H: Go to the Home Screen.
Command-Space bar: Show or hide the Search field.
Command-Tab: Switch to the next most recently used app among your open apps.
Command-Shift-3: Take a screenshot.
Command-Shift-4: Take a screenshot and immediately open Markup to view or edit it.
Command-Option-D: Show or hide the Dock.
Want to add an emoji? To quickly find the emoji keyboard, press the Make sure that it's turned on.when you're in a text field. Don't see the emoji keyboard?
Customize keyboard shortcuts
Open Settings, then tap Accessibility.
Tap Full Keyboard Access and turn it on.
Tap a command, then press a custom key combination to assign to it.