iPad Exclamation point instead of comma when I type

Discussion in 'iPad' started by flyersgl, Dec 27, 2013.

  1. flyersgl macrumors member

    Apr 3, 2009
    South Jersey, USA
    Ok, I am having the strangest issue with my new(ish) iPad 4. Often when I type on the iPad keyboard, it autocorrects a comma and turns it into an exclamation point. I'd say this happens at least 75% of the time I type a comma, and I can't find a pattern for when and why. I could not find this issue addressed anywhere but it is driving me crazy! If I don't catch it, it makes me seem a bit loopy when I write an email.

    Anyone have any insight? It did it for the first two commas above, but not the third one...
  2. kingalexthe1st macrumors 6502


    Apr 13, 2013
    You may be holding down the comma for a fraction of a second too long. If you hold it down, you'll see an exclamation point float above; it's a shortcut to use instead of going into the alternative keyboard of symbols. I know this might be some weird advice, but can you type a bit quicker? It's such a Steve Jobs retort, I know (you're holding it wrong!), but it's the only thing I can think of other than it being a bug.


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