While iOS 7.1 is a major upgrade and with it, has brought plenty of much requested changes to much criticized iOS 7, there have been some mind baffling things going on there too. For example, while we could not be happier that there are no random reboots on iOS 7.1, that finally the iPhone 4 actually works like a phone and that Touch ID is no more frustrating after 2/3 days of registering fingers, the UI of the new keyboard is more confusing than the toughest IIT-JEE mains question.
The keyboard background has become slightly lighter with the font on the keys a little bolder, giving it a lovely contrast. However, the problem is not the look. The problem is confusion deciphering when the Shift key is in action, or when the Caps Lock key is in action or when you are typing normally.
One of the biggest complains we have had with iOS keyboards, has been that unlike the Android counterpart, it does not change to uppercase when Caps Lock or Shift key is engaged and back to lowercase when not. The iPhone keyboard is always in Uppercase. And since Apple has decided to totally break things around more, we decided to help you out with the indicators of when you would be typing in lowercase or uppercase.
Typing in Lowercase:
If you want to type in lowercase, the rule of thumb is that your shift key colour would be white arrow on transparent/grey background.
When Shift Key is Engaged:
When the shift key is engaged, you will see that the background colour of the key will remain white, while the arrow will become black, this means the next character you type will be in capital.
When Caps Lock is Engaged:
To engage Caps Lock, you have to double tap the shift key when it is engaged. The indicator for Caps Lock has been turned on, is exactly like the previous case of Shift engaged, but with an underline on the shift key an added feature.