Anyone else noticed that text replacement doesn’t work when Keychain is enabled?

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  1. Bladery macrumors 6502

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    hey guys,

    I use iCloud Keychain and text replacement. I noticed that text replacement doesn’t work anymore when Keychain is enabled. For example when I want to login to MacRumors, the keyboard shows me the “Password
    Tab or even my account. When I click on it, it prompts me to verify by my fingerprint.
    But I cannot use text replacement anymore to e.g. fill in another mail address.

    Does anyone else have the same problem? I already filed a bug report. It may help if other people do the same.
     
  2. johannnn macrumors 65816

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    Just tested this, you are right it doesn’t work. I’ll file a bug report too.

    But why use this though? The login should already be in your keychain.
     
  3. GreyOS macrumors 68040

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    Perfectly valid use case that someone may have multiple accounts, or family members might each have their own accounts and use a shared iPad, and not want to store the password for all of them.
     
  4. Bladery thread starter macrumors 6502

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    What GreyOS said :)

    Thanks for filing a bug report to!
    Maybe we can convince other to do the same!
     
  5. johannnn macrumors 65816

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    I already have multiple bug reports filed for macOS regarding text replacements. For example, go to iCal and click to make a new event. Notice that text replacement doesn't work in the title?

    And don't get me started that 90% of my text replacements disappeared when I moved to Mojave, but reappeared today after upgrading to latest public beta.

    I really don't understand how 1) it can be so hard to sync, took several years for them to move to CloudKit, and 2) have it accessible everywhere in the system.
     
  6. Bladery thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I don’t know! especially as Apple is supposed to focus on small details
     
  7. Dj64Mk7 macrumors 65816

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    Just thought to test this. I have Keychain enabled and am running the latest betas of macOS and iOS; text replacement, as found in System Preferences and Settings, is working fine and syncing cross-device properly for me.
     
  8. Bladery thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Lucky you. Apparently it doesnt work for a few including me.
     
  9. GreyOS macrumors 68040

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    Does it work for you in username fields? That’s the key part you didn’t mention.
     
  10. Dj64Mk7 macrumors 65816

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    Must be an isolated bug, as text replacement into username fields worked at pnc.com and apple.com.

    EDIT: works on macOS, but not iOS.
     
  11. GreyOS macrumors 68040

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    Yes, this is the iOS forum. Thanks for confirming it is a bug.
     
  12. Bladery thread starter macrumors 6502

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  13. Bladery thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Still not working! What does Apple do wrong?!
     
  14. GreyOS macrumors 68040

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    Still not working in latest beta. I started to worry maybe this is on purpose, a way to discourage you from doing this for security reasons. But I’m not sure that holds up...?

    Also, you can briefly see your text replacement appear above the keyboard before it’s replaced by “Passwords”. If it doesn’t happen at first try backspacing and adding the last character of your shortcut again, you should see it very briefly. This makes me think it’s a bug, with “Passwords” incorrectly overriding the text replacement suggestion.
     
  15. Bladery thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Exactly this is what I see as well! Shortly before password appears, I’ll see the text replacement. It can’t be on purpose but Apple is just ridiculous!
     
  16. TonyC28 macrumors 65816

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    Is it just me or does text replacement get broken every year?
     
  17. Bladery thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Didn’t it work last year neither?
    I just used it with iOS 10 for the first time
     
  18. OnePhatKatt macrumors newbie

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    Just letting everyone know, it's now 2018 - almost 2019 and this is still an issue. That's APPLE for ya, amirite?
     
  19. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

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    Some more obscure bugs can exist in all kinds of software to a while. That's the (perhaps unfortunate) reality for you.
     
  20. Bladery thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Well, this is not an obscure bug but a serious failure!
    This bug is so apparent as well especially regarding that apple was in the news because text replacement failed to Sync properly. And keychain is a heavy feature which was advertised by apple in iOS 12. So both are very recent and there is no way in not fixing this.
     
  21. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

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    And despite all that, on a site where the tiniest of things can get into many multiple page threads, this one hasn't seem to have gotten much interest. The obscurity that I was referring to wasn't in relation to the existence of the issue or its impact on those who observe and are affected by it, but to the prevalence and impact of that issue on the userbase as a whole.
     
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