Shortcuts on iPad 4

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  1. James Butler

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    having updated to iOS 8.1 I am still finding that my shortcuts do not work. It may be to do with the switches in the Setup, but it's not obvious I must say. I have switched off Autocorrect and re-booted the iPad but the problem persists. Has anyone out there had a similar problem? Assistance needed please! James
     
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    If you mean keyboard shortcuts, then yes, I, too, have noticed that the shortcuts are messed up.

    Some don't stay deleted after a restart or reset of my iPad. So, I have to go in an edit them again. Then, my changes last until the next restart/reset.

    It's annoying and it's a definite bug. Hopefully, it'll get corrected in an iOS update ... soon!

    Marilyn
     
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    If you edit one of the keyboard shortcuts in settings (just add a space, delete it, and save) then the shortcuts should work again. Until you restart the iPad, anyway. Then it comes back. At least it does on mine.
     
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    Does this method work so that shortcuts you have deleted oh-so-long-ago (!) are deleted again?

    Cause that would be easier than going in and deleting them all, all over again ... and again ... and again ... and again! :)

    The sad part is - I never remember that the shortcuts are messed up until I go to use one. Then, my "work flow" is interrupted until I get it sorted. Somewhat (ok, very!) annoying.

    The good thing is that I can make the edits on my iPhone and then then auto-magically get updated on my iPad. Saves a bit of hassle...

    Marilyn

    EDIT: I guess I could change my daily ritual for the iPad (I fully close all the apps and then turn it off just before plugging it in for the night). But....
     
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    No, the sync issue requires you to delete the old ones individually. It's not too difficult, if a bit tedious. You just have to swipe the shortcut to the left, then tap the Delete button that appears.

    I only had this happen once, when I first installed iOS 8. No idea what can be done for those who keep seeing it come back.

    As a side note, I sync my shortcuts across all my Apple devices, including the iMac.
     
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    iOS 8.1.1 build 12B435 contains a whole bunch of bug fixes and general performance enhancements aimed at improving the mobile operating system’s stability. You can apply the update over the air by going to Settings > General > Software Update.
     

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