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I use a Bluetooth keyboard with my iPad. When I am sending messages through the Messages app, the enter key does not initiate a "send" the way I expect (it, instead, just returns down to the next line). Is there a way to make the "enter" key send the message instead of dropping down to the next line? Some magic key combination perhaps?

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I asked the same question, changing the keyboard settings doesn't work on the ipad (you're right cajunLuke) wonder why they didn't make that do that, its a bit annoying, as you are used to speed typing once you have the blue tooth ipad keyboard. Karen –  user71894 Mar 2 '14 at 17:51

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On you iPad. Go into "Settings" then navigate to "General", go to "Keyboard" option. Select the "International Keyboards" option and change your "Hardware Keyboard layout" from "U.S." to "U.S.International-PC". Your RETURN/ENTER Key will now send messages on you messaging Apps.

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This does not work for me at all. Does this really work for some? –  Jonathan van Clute Nov 25 '13 at 1:03
Did not work for me either –  webworm Jul 8 '14 at 21:54

There is not a way to do that. The enter/return key does the same action as hitting the button in the lower-right of the keyboard. In some apps, it sends a message or performs an action; in others, it generates a newline. Messages does the latter. You have to use the Send button on the screen to send a message.

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Hit Enter while Cmd is in action.

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On a computer sometimes command+enter is used for submitting content while enter is used for newlines. I doubt it is recognized by Messages on iPad but it's worth a try.

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Command + Enter worked for me, don't know why that answer has a -2. –  user90085 Sep 8 '14 at 23:07

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