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Question: Is there a way to switch command and option keys in Apple Wireless Keyboard connected to iPad?

My language requires constant use of diacritic signs with specific letters (ąśźżłó etc.) To get those signs you need to press option+ the base letter for this sign (option+a will result in polish letter "ą").


To make my life easier I remap the "option" and "command" keys in all my Mac's since 2008. No problem there.


It is quite easy also when I use the on-screen keyboard of the iPad, as those signs are well integrated with basic letters and work really well.


Is this option available in iOS to be used when I connect the Apple Wireless Keyboard to my iPad?


I am thinking about buying a new 10,5 iPad Pro as it looks promising as a tool for client presentations and note taking on the go, but lack of key remap on Smart Keyboard or Apple Wireless Keyboard will make it to a glorified content consuming device - not a workhorse I want it to be at this (hefty) price point.


Do you know a tool / process that will allow the remapping of those two keys of external keyboards in iOS on iPad?

iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular, iOS 11.2.6

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Mar 4, 2018 5:21 AM in response to PoGOOD In response to PoGOOD

PoGOOD wrote:



Do you know a tool / process that will allow the remapping of those two keys of external keyboards in iOS on iPad?


No, it's not possible yet. As far as I know, even third party keyboard apps cannot add hardware keyboard mappings. To ask Apple to add this feature, use


http://www.apple.com/feedback

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Mar 4, 2018 5:20 AM in response to PoGOOD In response to PoGOOD

doubt it with iOS if it's not in the settings as an option it's unlikely that iOS apps which are rather heavily sandboxed can get the level of system access to alter the interoperation of keyboard layout outside of the app itself

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Mar 4, 2018 5:21 AM in response to PoGOOD In response to PoGOOD

PoGOOD wrote:



Do you know a tool / process that will allow the remapping of those two keys of external keyboards in iOS on iPad?


No, it's not possible yet. As far as I know, even third party keyboard apps cannot add hardware keyboard mappings. To ask Apple to add this feature, use


http://www.apple.com/feedback

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Mar 4, 2018 5:34 AM in response to PoGOOD In response to PoGOOD

PoGOOD wrote:


there are other languages that require "strange" characters


Yes! And Apple provides a huge number of hardware keyboard layouts to cover them. See


https://thgewecke.github.io/mlingmac/ios11kbs.html


But I think the share of users for whom remapping option and command is a crucial factor is probably tiny.

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