4 Replies Latest reply: Dec 29, 2010 12:40 AM by tjeerdkramer
mustgroove Level 1 (0 points)
Seems to be a bug in 4.2.1, relating to auto-correction of spelling errors within the gmail web interface (i.e. within safari)...

Whenever I'm typing, if I make a spelling error for which auto-correction suggests an alternative, attempting to cancel the auto-correct by hitting the little X icon next to the suggested word has no effect - the suggestion stays there... the only things that can be done are to either (a) backspace and retype the word correctly, or (b) hit space and allow the erroneous correction to be made.

Auto-correct appears to work fine for other sites accessed within Safari, and also other apps... seems to just be isolated to the gmail web interface (at least as far as I'm experiencing atm)

Anyone else noticing this? Any workarounds or fixes suggested?

iPhone 4, iOS 4, iOS 4.2.1
  • Mclearn Level 1 (0 points)
    Yes, i have seen this as well. I thought that the iOS update had reduced the clickable area of the 'x' in the spelling suggestion, but i couldn't close it at all in gmail. Elsewhere it works as before.
  • vicious_cid Level 1 (0 points)
    there's a system wide autocorrect bug I think, with the iPhone force-autocorrecting every words that has less than 3 letters. I can't type "lg" without the phone forcing it to "LG". I even added that word to the phonebook but no dice. It used to work on 4.1.
  • jpivarski Level 1 (0 points)
    I'm experiencing exactly the same problem on an iPad running iOS 4.2.1 (8C148)--- exactly as you described: I can't cancel individual autocorrections. This is a major problem with typing on the iPad, because it's hard to be precise with the keyboard, but technical words need to be canceled. It happens in gmail, but not some other text boxes in Safari, such as this one.

    -- Jim
  • tjeerdkramer Level 1 (0 points)
    I have the exact same problem on both devices (iPad/iPhone) both running the latest versions of iOS (4.2.1).

    Very annoying!