How to Add an Escape Key to the iPad Pro Magic Keyboard

The Magic Keyboard is a must-have accessory for iPad Pro owners, offering a truly transformative experience that allows the iPad Pro to directly compete with likes of the Surface Pro 7 alongside conventional laptops and MacBooks. But despite the £299/$299 price tag (for the 11in variant – it’s £50/$50 more for the 12.9in) the Magic Keyboard is missing one vital element – an Escape key.

The fact that you’ve landed on this page means you’ve likely experienced the same issue of hitting the § key when trying to close a window on your iPad. But while there’s not a dedicated Escape key available by default, there is a way to add an Escape key to the Magic Keyboard. Here’s how. 

You should then be able to use the remapped key as an Escape key – but what about if you frequently use all the remappable keys and can’t sacrifice one to be repurposed?

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The good news is that you can press Command (⌘) and full stop (.) together to recreate the same effect. Handy, right?

For more handy tips, here’s how to use an iPad as a second display and how to use WhatsApp on an iPad too.

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