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Siri auto-capitalizes in iOS 6 - annoying!

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Hannibal Chew Calculating status...
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Oct 9, 2012 5:46 PM

Since updating to iOS 6, I've noticed Siri/voice dictation now capitalizes the first word every time you tap the microphone button, even if that word is in the middle of a sentence currently being composed.

 

For example, if you touch the microphone button and say "the rain in Spain falls" and then touch it to stop and then touch it again to continue and say "mainly on the plain" you'll get:

 

The rain in Spain falls Mainly on the plain

 

I often dictate with Siri and then go back and re-dictate the odd word it gets wrong by highlighting the word and tapping the mic icon to dictate it again. But since the iOS 6 update Siri now capitalizes the first word every time you start a dictation, any word I try to edit by voice gets capitalized even when it's in the middle of a sentece. It's annoying as heck and makes voice dictation mostly pointless now, since I have to hand-edit any typos.

 

Anybody know how to fix this?

iPhone 5, iOS 6
  • ghutch327 Calculating status...
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    Oct 9, 2012 7:03 PM (in response to Hannibal Chew)

    I finally found somebody else that noticed that also! Yes it did not used to do that, I'm actually using dictation on my iMac right now and it doesn't automatically capitalize in the middle of a sentence. I hope Apple hears from enough of us to make it go back to how it was.

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    Oct 9, 2012 9:11 PM (in response to Hannibal Chew)

    YES.  This is super annoying.  I dictate a LOT and this is driving me crazy.  At least give us the option to turn it off.  What purpose could it possibly serve?  It capitalizes if I just dictate part of a sentence, let it display and restart in the middle of the sentence.

  • writestuffla Calculating status...
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    Oct 10, 2012 7:25 AM (in response to drjamie03)

    It used to work like a charm. Disappointing.

  • writestuffla Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 10, 2012 7:35 AM (in response to Hannibal Chew)

    Okay, problem solved Go to Settings and select keyboard.  There's an Auto Capitalization feature.  The default is ON. Switch it to off.

  • ghutch327 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 10, 2012 7:57 AM (in response to writestuffla)

    You are a God! thank you! good work. You have saved me an unbelievable amount of time, because I was going to keep using it. Again thanks.

  • ghutch327 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 10, 2012 9:07 AM (in response to Hannibal Chew)

    It fixed the problem perfectly. If you're dictating and stop in mid sentence, then start dictating again it isn't capitalizing like it was before. I guess I'm not exactly sure what you're saying, but it worked perfectly for me.You're right, don't press the spacebar and it will remain lower case. When I start a new sentence it capitalizes it, and when I take a break and then go back to complete the sentence it is not capitalizing it just like it used to. I guess I'm not sure what you mean by "highlighting" the word.

  • shawn187 Calculating status...
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    Oct 10, 2012 5:48 PM (in response to Hannibal Chew)

    Not adding the space worked for me. Seems fine to me that way - space if you want initial cap, no space if you don't.

  • ghutch327 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 11, 2012 2:17 PM (in response to Hannibal Chew)

    Wow. This issue was fixed yesterday, but it's not working today. How could that be?

  • drjamie03 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 11, 2012 2:23 PM (in response to ghutch327)

    Not adding a space still seems to work for me today. This is a weird problem.

  • Lacan Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 27, 2012 4:59 AM (in response to Hannibal Chew)

    I also find this incredibly annoying.  Not tapping the space bar works sometimes but not always. And this is only true in some apps.  For instance I'm using the iWork Pages app on my iphone and in this situation it capitalizes everytme the mic button is used regardless of whether space bar is pressed or not.

     

    C'mon apple find a fix!

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    Nov 1, 2012 3:28 PM (in response to Hannibal Chew)

    This is also happening to me and I find it extremely annoying. I just updated to iOS 6.0.1 and hoped that this would be fixed with the update. Unfortunately this was not one of the issues they were working on. I'm very disappointed with Apple. Please fix this.

  • therealhershey Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Nov 3, 2012 4:58 AM (in response to Hannibal Chew)

    This never happened once on my 4S with iOS 5, however, it showed up in the betas of iOS 6 and was still in the GM (iPhone 4S), however, it's still in iOS 6.0.1 for iPhone 5.  It drives me fing insaine... I'm, quite possibly, the biggest Apple fanboy in the entire state of Idaho, but nothing annoys me more than this obvious bug in iOS 6 which they didn't feel like fixing in 6.0.1.  Maybe I'm just OCD.

     

     

    And for the people who don't understand the bug, say I'm typing out a sentance, but I get to a word I'm not quite sure how to spell, or want to make sure I get the correct spelling of (due to word not being in the dictionary, spell checker, etc.), I'll tap the voice dictation button, speak the word, then finish typing the sentance, however, the word I spoke is Capitalized 100% of the time, no matter the placement in the overall sentance.

  • Johnclassick Calculating status...
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    Nov 5, 2012 10:07 AM (in response to therealhershey)

    i can't believe they haven't solved this yet. If I'm using Siri And I pause in the middle of a sentence The word After which I stopped will be capitalized.

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