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webwbr
Feb 7, 2012, 09:02 AM
I give up (and I did search). How can I get the iPhone (4s) to automatically capitalize the letter 'i' when it is typed and followed by a space? I need this in e-mails, but would also love to have this happen in text messages too.

Thanks in advance,

Web



MacBookPro13"
Feb 7, 2012, 09:04 AM
Settings > General > Keyboard > Auto Capitalisation > On.

nep61
Feb 7, 2012, 09:13 AM
Also, as you continue to use the spelling the way you want, won't the device automatically suggest that usage in that way?

I always use the lower case "i" and upper case second letter... however when I first typed "itouch" to someone early on, my iPhone used all lower case letters... after correcting the spelling to my liking 1 or 2 more times... my iPhone now suggests the second letter be capitalized when I type iPod, iPhone, iTouch, iPad etc....

webwbr
Feb 7, 2012, 09:17 AM
Thanks. However, that is how I set mine from day one... but when I type the letter 'i' it does not auto capitalize (in the middle of a sentence).

and I cannot do a shortcut as it requires more than one letter.

#confused

Settings > General > Keyboard > Auto Capitalisation > On.

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I thought that would happen by now too... but after almost 60 days it still doesn't happen.

Hmmm...

Also, as you continue to use the spelling the way you want, won't the device automatically suggest that usage in that way?

I always use the lower case "i" and upper case second letter... however when I first typed "itouch" to someone early on, my iPhone used all lower case letters... after correcting the spelling to my liking 1 or 2 more times... my iPhone now suggests the second letter be capitalized when I type iPod, iPhone, iTouch, iPad etc....

eawmp1
Feb 7, 2012, 09:29 AM
There is a "learning" of your usage. If you sent several texts and emails with "i", it reinforces the rule that that is your default.

I think under General, you can "reset keyboard dictionary" and try to teach it correctly from scratch.

sviato
Feb 7, 2012, 09:38 AM
I always use the lower case "i" and upper case second letter... however when I first typed "itouch" to someone early on, my iPhone used all lower case letters...

That's likely because there's no such thing as an "iTouch" so the iPhone didn't recognize the name.

iceterminal
Feb 7, 2012, 09:52 AM
If you have the auto capitalization turned on, I suggest you reset your keyboard dictionary back to default.

mattraehl
Feb 7, 2012, 09:54 AM
There is a "learning" of your usage. If you sent several texts and emails with "i", it reinforces the rule that that is your default.

I think under General, you can "reset keyboard dictionary" and try to teach it correctly from scratch.
This is probably his best bet. The normal behavior is to change i to I, mine did this right out of the box.

webwbr
Feb 7, 2012, 10:05 AM
OK... I rest the keyboard. I'll report back later if that works. on another note, how do you delete a keyboard shortcut I was hoping after the reset they would be removed, but they were not. In my effort to fix the lowercase 'i' issue I tried a shortcut that did not work.


There is a "learning" of your usage. If you sent several texts and emails with "i", it reinforces the rule that that is your default.

I think under General, you can "reset keyboard dictionary" and try to teach it correctly from scratch.

mattraehl
Feb 7, 2012, 10:19 AM
OK... I rest the keyboard. I'll report back later if that works. on another note, how do you delete a keyboard shortcut I was hoping after the reset they would be removed, but they were not. In my effort to fix the lowercase 'i' issue I tried a shortcut that did not work.

Just the standard left-to-right swipe will bring up the delete button for a shortcut.

webwbr
Feb 7, 2012, 11:57 AM
Doh! I'm an idiot. Sorry, but thanks!

:o

Just the standard left-to-right swipe will bring up the delete button for a shortcut.

blueroom
Feb 7, 2012, 12:01 PM
Thank you. Can't stand reading forum posts all in lower case.

webwbr
Feb 8, 2012, 08:34 AM
Thanks everyone for your responses yesterday.

Since about noon local time yesterday I've been typing, typing and typing emails and texts in hopes that the iPhone will "lean" to auto capital the letter 'i'... still nothing. Does it take several days for this to take?

So maybe I'm doing it wrong. Does it learn by me typing and self correcting? (i.e. go back delete the i and replace with an I) or by me typing it correctly a certain number of times?

Thanks in advance,

:(

qtaran111
Feb 8, 2012, 08:40 AM
Thanks everyone for your responses yesterday.

Since about noon local time yesterday I've been typing, typing and typing emails and texts in hopes that the iPhone will "lean" to auto capital the letter 'i'... still nothing. Does it take several days for this to take?

So maybe I'm doing it wrong. Does it learn by me typing and self correcting? (i.e. go back delete the i and replace with an I) or by me typing it correctly a certain number of times?

Thanks in advance,

:(

Do you have your keyboard set to English? For example if you have another language set but are typing in English, it won't auto correct i to I (depending on the language).

likemyorbs
Feb 8, 2012, 09:00 AM
That's likely because there's no such thing as an "iTouch" so the iPhone didn't recognize the name.

Ughhh that's one of my biggest pet peeves. I hate when people say iTouch.

YMark
Feb 8, 2012, 09:04 AM
Just the standard left-to-right swipe will bring up the delete button for a shortcut.

Can you elaborate? Left-to-right swipe on what/where? :confused:

redscull
Feb 8, 2012, 09:13 AM
Settings > General > Keyboard > Auto Capitalisation > On.
This is completely incorrect. This has no impact on auto-capitalization of i. For iOS to auto-capitalize i, you have to turn on auto-correction, not auto-capitalization (in that same settings page). I am aware that this seems wrong/backwards when you read what I wrote, but it is accurate nonetheless.

iOS will also never learned to capitalize i. Not from my experience of having auto-correction off since the debut of iOS 5 and always fixing it manually as I type.

You can't make a shortcut for it with just the letter, but you can always make a longer shortcut with a smaller phrase, like "ii" turns into "I".

webwbr
Feb 8, 2012, 09:19 AM
Yep.... English > QWERTY > U.S.


Do you have your keyboard set to English? For example if you have another language set but are typing in English, it won't auto correct i to I (depending on the language).

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Redscull wins! Redscull wins!

That is it. I never turned on auto-correct as I was afraid of it choosing a wrong word. But turning it on now allows i to be turned into I.

However, I'm still afraid of auto-correct... but Redscull's idea of having ii shortcut to I is brilliant.

Thank you all!
:)

This is completely incorrect. This has no impact on auto-capitalization of i. For iOS to auto-capitalize i, you have to turn on auto-correction, not auto-capitalization (in that same settings page). I am aware that this seems wrong/backwards when you read what I wrote, but it is accurate nonetheless.

iOS will also never learned to capitalize i. Not from my experience of having auto-correction off since the debut of iOS 5 and always fixing it manually as I type.

You can't make a shortcut for it with just the letter, but you can always make a longer shortcut with a smaller phrase, like "ii" turns into "I".

mattraehl
Feb 8, 2012, 11:20 AM
Auto-correct is amazing, I'm curious what your concern is exactly? I would probably have to type half as slow without autocorrect on.

sweetbrat
Feb 8, 2012, 12:40 PM
Well, auto-correct does have it's issues http://www.damnyouautocorrect.com/ and I'm guessing it's seeing things like that that's make the OP keep it turned off. But honestly, as long as you pay even a little attention to what you're doing it works great. It learns which words you use most often, which can be very helpful. OP, why don't you try using it for a little while, and then make a decision about whether to keep it turned on or not? You might find that it makes things a whole lot easier.