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Apple: I found an insidious autocorrect bug!!! Please fix.

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Nov 26, 2013 3:16 AM

From as near as I can tell. I'm the 1st to notice this bug??

It ONLY it repeatable from iPad keyboard

It is ONLY repeatable using the "swipe up from comma to get apostrophe" shortcut.

 

Ok here goes:

Typing a sentence that begins with a word with an apostrophe causes errors.

Example: attempting to write "It's only"

It' so ly

Yup. That's from typing I t (sliding up from comma...) apostrophe s space o n l y

Now, leaving out apostrophe & letting iPad autocorrect

It's only

Works fine

Using the apostrophe without shortcut (the two key tap: switch to numeric keyboard, then choose apostrophe)

It's only

Works fine

Try again It(shortcut apostrophe)s only

It' son ly

***??????

 

So..... I love the shortcut apostrophe... but, it is DEEPLY flawed.

  • carl wolf Level 6 Level 6 (13,910 points)

    www.apple.com/feedback

  • Texas Mac Man Level 8 Level 8 (44,220 points)

    Send feedback/suggestions to Apple.

     

    http://www.apple.com/feedback/ipad.html

     

     Cheers, Tom

  • JimHdk Level 7 Level 7 (21,620 points)

    You are getting the suggestions about posting feedback to Apple for two reasons: first, you didn't note this fact in your original post and, second, some posters don't always read the thread carefully and post the same advice over again.

     

    For what it's worth I can'r reproduce your bug on my iPad 4 using iOS 7.0.4. What iPad model do you have and what iOS level are you using?

     

    It's only - from typing I t (sliding up from comma...) apostrophe s space o n l y

     

    That's not to say that you aren't seeing this.

     

    You could try restarting and/or resetting your iPad to see if this helps:

     

    Restart: Press On/Off button until the Slide to Power Off slider appears, select Slide to Power Off and, after the iPad shuts down, then press the On/Off button until the Apple logo appears.

     

    Reset: Press the Home and On/Off buttons at the same time and hold them until the Apple logo appears (about 10 seconds).

  • varjak paw Level 10 Level 10 (167,145 points)

    JimHdk wrote:

     

    second, some posters don't always read the thread carefully and post the same advice over again.

     

     

    In fairness, the forums often don't display replies - it's a long-standing bug in the forum software that neither the developer nor Apple have been able to resolve - so people may well have read the thread but other posters' replies weren't appearing.

     

    Regards.

  • varjak paw Level 10 Level 10 (167,145 points)

    No, since I'm unable to duplicate your issue on my iPad running iOS 7.0.4. I have no problems typing "It's" at the beginning of a sentence or line, at least in any app I've tried. I don't use iMessage, so perhaps it's a bug in that app alone.

     

    Regards.

  • Ralph9430 Level 6 Level 6 (12,440 points)

    I also cannot duplicate the "bug"

    Perhaps your autocorrect got the alternate text entered into it some how. Maybe a reset of the iPad will help. Press and hold the Home and Sleep buttons simultaneously until the Apple logo appears. Let go of the buttons and let the device restart. See if that fixes your problem.

  • JimHdk Level 7 Level 7 (21,620 points)

    "That's what" does offer an auto correct on my iPad to "That' sweat" when using the exclamation key for the apostrophe.

     

    If a restart or reset doesn't correct the problem there isn't much that you can do except turn OFF auto-correct and submit the bug to Apple.

     

    Note that the reproducibility of these quirks may be hardware speed related.

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