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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, 2014 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?
    – JVC
    Nov 25, 2013 at 1:03
  • Did not work for me either
    – webworm
    Jul 8, 2014 at 21:54
  • Didn't work for me either.
    – abjbhat
    Dec 16, 2015 at 4:43
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Hit Enter while Cmd is in action.

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  • How do you do that on the iPad? I don't see a COMMAND key
    – SDsolar
    Apr 9, 2018 at 3:53
  • You'll have a "cmd" or "windows" key on your external keyboard. Jun 6, 2019 at 8:20
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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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  • Where is the send button on the iPad?
    – SDsolar
    Apr 9, 2018 at 3:53
  • The little arrow that appears next to the text field once you enter text.
    – Calion
    Apr 28, 2021 at 21:50
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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, 2014 at 23:07
  • Same here. It worked for me
    – abjbhat
    Dec 16, 2015 at 4:43
  • As of iOS 10 or maybe earlier, iPad supports pressing Return for Messages. But any other apps have to be programmed to accept it. It's not an automatic part of UITextField I guess.
    – Tatsh
    Nov 18, 2017 at 19:04

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