iPad Magic Keyboard no ESC?

iPad with Magic Keyboard

The Magic Keyboard for the iPad Pro doesn't include an Esc key.

It is possible to map another key to use for Escape in iPad's Settings > General > Keyboards > Hardware Keyboard > Modifier Keys.

iPad Keyboard Settings Screenshot

This means giving up one of the other keys. CapsLock seems to be a popular one. But what if you need all those keys for other things. Luckily there is a shortcut for the Esc key.

iPad OS Escape key shortcut: + .

Pressing the Command and Period keys at the same time works as an escape key replacement across most apps on the iPad.