iPad smart keyboard: press “caps lock” -- *language changes

In the strange workings of the mind, I suppose that of some designer at Apple who is high-up on the corporate ladder, it made perfect sense that the “caps lock” key on the iPad external keyboard should function as a “language change” key, because he obviously gave the green light to this brilliant proposal. But Sir High-up Designer, though I’m sorry for this rude awakening, it is still my duty as an Earthling to inform you that only someone from another planet - pardon me if I have thus blown your cover - would possibly deem your little keyboard arrangement a good idea.

Perhaps, reader, you have stumbled upon this quiet little island in the vast ocean of cyberspace, in search of the key to the same problem. (get it? The key.) With that in mind, I am hereby including also the solution to this puzzle (which I found online just earlier, having had enough of the keyboard’s shenanigan. Thank you, kind strangers who weave the net like diligent spiders.) besides my snarky remarks, hoping it would be of use to you.

  1. Go to SettingsGeneral

  2. Open Keyboard

  3. Select Hardware Keyboard 

  4. Switch off the Caps Lock switch to/from Latin

Et voilà!