I bought the new iPad Pro 10.5" and with it the Apple Smart Keyboard with the US Layout. Now I am constantly switching between writing in german, english and some french.

Therefore I would like to access special characters like in macOS or in iOS: enter image description here

So how can I access the special character menu via the Apple Smart Keyboard?


You should be able to use the standard Apple option key shortcuts, such as + e, then e produces é. One list is here.

For the german "Umlaut", it is:

+ u (for Umlaut) and then the letter (like a, u or o)

So: + u and then a produces “ä”

  • For õ, ã, and ñ, ⌥n then the letter creates the character. – J F Jun 30 '17 at 11:20

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