How to select an Autocorrect suggestion?

Discussion in 'iOS 6' started by kdum8, Jan 1, 2013.

  1. kdum8 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 8, 2006
    Tokyo, Japan
    Often when I fill in my email address for a web form I use the keyboard shortcut 'eml' that I have set up on my iPad to input my email address. However after typing 'eml' and seeing my email address suggestion appear, I have to press the space bar for iOS to take my suggestion and input it, and then hit the delete key to remove the space which I don't want.

    Is there any way to get the autocorrect feature to be selected without having to add another character and then deleting it? :confused:
  2. iphnhelp macrumors regular

    Jun 16, 2010
    Sometimes there is a Next button above the keyboard if it's a form with a password field after the Email field. Hitting next will input the suggestion- but sometimes there is no Next button.

    In that case, I've just been hitting space also. If there is a better way I'd like to know too.
  3. rrandyy macrumors 6502

    Jan 14, 2009
    Not that I'm aware of--I do the same thing. Hopefully someone can fill us in if there is a better way to do it.
  4. jkauff macrumors member

    Oct 4, 2012
    Apple should get rid of the automatic space. I often have to backspace over it when I want to add an "s" to the Autocorrect word. If the reason for having it is the possibility of accidentally triggering the double-space period, they should just introduce an extra millisecond or two delay to the space bar.

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