All The New Keyboard Shortcuts In iOS 7

All The New Keyboard Shortcuts In iOS 7

iOS: While a keyboard certainly isn’t always useful with your iPhone or iPad, keyboard shortcuts certainly are. MacStories has started a running list of all the new shortcuts for Safari, Mail and Pages.

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For the most part, all the text-editing keyboard shortcuts have worked in iOS for a long time, but MacStories has collected a few of the new ones in iOS 7:


  • ⌘L to Open Location
  • ⌘T to open a new tab
  • ⌘W to close the current tab
  • ⌘R to refresh the current tab
  • ⌘. to stop loading the current tab


  • ⌘N to create a new message
  • ⌘⇧D to send a message (from the Compose screen, it also works in other apps that implement a Mail sharing feature)
  • Backspace key to delete the currently selected message
  • Up/down arrows to select suggested email address in To/CC/BCC popover fields


  • ⌘⇧K to comment
  • ⌘⌥K to show next comment
  • ⌘⌥⇧K to show previous comment

MacStories’ list is still growing, so head over there for the always updating list of new keyboard shortcuts.

A List of New iOS 7 Keyboard Shortcuts [MacStories]