What's new
Apple iPad Forum

Welcome to the Apple iPad Forum, your one stop source for all things iPad. Register a free account today to become a member! Once signed in, you'll be able to participate on this site by adding your own topics and posts, as well as connect with other members through your own private inbox!

Typing l instead of i

BLUEVIEW

iPF Noob
Joined
Dec 16, 2010
Messages
2
Reaction score
0
Location
Texas
Trying to set the ipad up for my wife for a Christmas present. I am pretty computer literate.....when simply typing her email address to sign up for the 3G access here is what is happening:

I type jerrimail@
what actually comes out is jerrimall@
In other words EVERY time it will allow me to type the small letter "i" in "jerri" but every time I type the small letter "i" in "mail" it comes out an "l" instead. I tried it about 10 times with the same result.
 

Dannyboy85

iPF Noob
Joined
Oct 12, 2010
Messages
645
Reaction score
2
Location
Texas
When the correction box comes up just tap it then finish the email. You can also go to settings and disable the auto correct. It can be quite annoying when typing email addys...
 

iPadCharlie

iPF Noob
Joined
Jun 19, 2010
Messages
4,231
Reaction score
7
EDIT: Danny beat me with his response while I was searching through my screen shots!

Greetings and welcome to the forum!

Yes, it can be annoying to have to iPad try and correct something that isn't wrong! I have found that after a few tries, the iPad just gives up and puts your new word into its internal dictionary.

But in the mean time, you can always turn off the Auto Correction --

ipad27-1.jpg


But don't blame me for your typos if you do this!
 
Last edited:

richgalen

iPF Novice
Joined
Dec 5, 2010
Messages
112
Reaction score
3
Location
Washington, DC
While we're on the auto correct topic ... is there any way to add personalized auto corrects as in BB's Auto Text?
 

cwwright

iPF Noob
Joined
Oct 22, 2011
Messages
3
Reaction score
0
Location
CT
I am having the same problem, needing to type a small h for a password, but the ipad keeps making it a capital H so the password does not work. How do I overcome this problem?
 

Mickey330

Administrator
Staff member
Joined
Aug 30, 2010
Messages
11,892
Reaction score
2,225
Location
Western NY state (USA)
When you are typing that "h," ensure the caps key (the up arrow) is not blue (whether a solid blue or an outlined blue). That'll make sure the iPad types a lowercase letter.

Marilyn
 

cwwright

iPF Noob
Joined
Oct 22, 2011
Messages
3
Reaction score
0
Location
CT
Capital H

Thanks Marilyn. How do you ensure the cap key is not blue? You are talking to a grandmother, who is not the most proficient.
 

Gabriel1

iPF Noob
Joined
Mar 11, 2011
Messages
17,091
Reaction score
747
Location
Cranbrook, Kent, UK
cwwright said:
Thanks Marilyn. How do you ensure the cap key is not blue? You are talking to a grandmother, who is not the most proficient.

If its blue then tap it once to return to normal (a double tap will make it solid blue to indicate that the Caps Lock is on, if this happens just tap it once again).

The Archangel
 

cwwright

iPF Noob
Joined
Oct 22, 2011
Messages
3
Reaction score
0
Location
CT
If its blue then tap it once to return to normal (a double tap will make it solid blue to indicate that the Caps Lock is on, if this happens just tap it once again).

The Archangel

I am not touching the uparrow key at all and it's not blue but it types a capital nonetheless because it thinks it's the first word in a sentence, I guess. I tried everything, including deleting and trying again with a small h but nothing worked. I finally had to change all my passwords to begin with a capital H.
 

Gabriel1

iPF Noob
Joined
Mar 11, 2011
Messages
17,091
Reaction score
747
Location
Cranbrook, Kent, UK
cwwright said:
I am not touching the uparrow key at all and it's not blue but it types a capital nonetheless because it thinks it's the first word in a sentence, I guess. I tried everything, including deleting and trying again with a small h but nothing worked. I finally had to change all my passwords to begin with a capital H.

Something doesn't sound quite right. Even with the first word of a sentence the shift key will change to a blue outline to show that it will capitalise the next letter typed, see the attached screenshots which show it blue at start of paragraph and sentence and black when mid-sentence.

The Archangel
 

Attachments

  • image-3263106474.png
    image-3263106474.png
    126.3 KB · Views: 110
  • image-4205657385.png
    image-4205657385.png
    128.9 KB · Views: 93
  • image-3717088534.png
    image-3717088534.png
    136.8 KB · Views: 96

Most reactions

Latest posts

Top