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In landscape mode, your iPad’s onscreen keyboard is nearly the dimensions of a full-size keyboard, but not quite. Certain changes had to be made and one key that’s missing is the key for the apostrophe. Fortunately, the iPad automatically adds the apostrophe to complete most contractions as you type. You tap the space bar to accept it and keep on typing. For example, “dont” becomes don’t, and “Im” becomes I’m.
For those times when the iPad doesn’t help with contractions, there’s still a shortcut. You can find the apostrophe key if you tap the “.?123” button to reveal numbers and additional symbols, but this certainly isn’t convenient or quick. Instead, stay on the regular keyboard and then press and hold the comma key. A pop-up balloon appears with an apostrophe. Release to create the apostrophe.