Please help figuring out what this key modifier refers to, in Apple's instructions in iPhone 6s settings below as shown in Settings app → Accessibility → Keyboards → Full Keyboard Access.

E.g., What key combo do I press on Apple bluetooth keyboard to invoke Notification Centre? I've tried Control + N, Option + N, Command + N, Fn+ N but to no avail. The keyboard is properly paired with the iPhone, and I can type text or navigate with the arrow keys.

iPhone Full Keyboard Access preference under Settings app

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    Interestingly, it only appears to be on US keyboards that the symbols are not present. All the International keyboards I've seen mainly use the icons, though it's a tad hit & miss. My UK keyboard has icons for Tab, CapsLock & Shift, then just the text 'control' then symbols and text for 'alt' [not opt, it says alt] & 'cmd'.
    – Tetsujin
    May 17, 2020 at 11:32
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    tbh, I thought it was pretty much universal. I've an old mechanical 'PC' keyboard here that must be at least 25 years old & that has the exact same symbol for tab, with no additional text.
    – Tetsujin
    May 17, 2020 at 11:40
  • What fun! Being from Android/PC world, I bashed my keyboard and googled for like half an hour before resorting to post here :) Why have Tab engraved on the keyboard and in the docs?
    – noseratio
    May 17, 2020 at 11:53

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symbol refers to the Tab key on the keyboard.

A full list of keys and corresponding symbols as used in macOS can be found here:


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