"I" is no longer capitalized when typing with auto-capitalization off. Any fix for this?

Discussion in 'iOS 10' started by Holmes31, Sep 11, 2016.

  1. Holmes31 macrumors member

    Jun 6, 2011
    "I" was always capitalized in the middle of a sentence but now in iOS 10, it's not. Anyone else notice this?
  2. Andrew.s, Sep 11, 2016
    Last edited: Sep 11, 2016

    Andrew.s macrumors 6502


    Jul 14, 2007
    Inland Empire
    Are you noticing this in a specific app? I just tried it out in Messages and it's auto capitalizing it for me. It's also working in Safari on this forum. You can tick Auto Cap off and back on? Or make sure it wasn't turned off?

    EDIT: I literally just re-read your thread title. I've always had it on so not aware of how it worked on previous iOS versions so I can't speak to that but I'd assume that's your reason there. Apologies.
  3. Holmes31 thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 6, 2011
    it's like this in all apps. maybe it has to do with my keyboard dictionary specifically. i'd like to avoid resetting it though if i can.

    ^you can see the issue with the "I's" in this post
  4. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    There are definitely some oddities when it comes to the keyboard in iOS 10. I've ran into this as well as into the keyboard not changing back to "ABC" after using some punctuation.
  5. Nermal Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 7, 2002
    New Zealand
    This may have been overlooked when fixing a different bug: In 9, if you typed, for example, Shift-A, then Backspace, then B, it would display "B" instead of "b". In other words, the Shift keypress would still apply even though you hadn't pressed it the second time. That's been fixed in 10, but possibly flowed through to the issue that you're seeing now.
  6. Andropov macrumors regular


    May 3, 2012
    Settings -> General -> Keyboard -> Text Replacement -> Add

    Phrase: I
    Shortcut: i

    Kind of a workaround, but that should fix it.

    EDIT: Doesn't work, shortcuts need to be 2 characters or more
  7. Holmes31 thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 6, 2011
    Shortcuts need to be at least two letters unfortunately
  8. Andropov macrumors regular


    May 3, 2012
    True, didn't know that. Sorry then, no workaround.
  9. addamas macrumors 6502


    Apr 20, 2016
    Is there any way to erase personal dictionary in Apple Keyboard? This should help in this problem.
  10. anslo macrumors newbie


    Jan 17, 2017
    I've run into the same problem.... it's hateful.. has anyone figured this out? so tired of capitalizing my own pronouns lol
  11. GreyOS macrumors 68040


    Apr 12, 2012
    For countless others this was probably a bug - it was auto-capitalising with auto-capitalise off - so they fixed it. I'm afraid there is no setting for "auto-capitalise some things but not others"
  12. ashindnile macrumors 6502

    Jul 16, 2015
    There's a fix. But it isn't immediate.
    You need to type i and in suggestions always pick I. Then delete and do it again. Once you've done this a couple times, every time you type in lower case, it automatically replaces with upper.
    If you can't find I in suggestions, type in i, space then get back delete and type I. Do this a couple times as well. Essentially, get the keyboard to 'learn' this.
  13. BrianBaughn macrumors 603


    Feb 13, 2011
    Baltimore, Maryland
  14. robbi macrumors newbie


    Feb 8, 2019
    --- Post Merged, Feb 8, 2019 ---
    The capital I doesn’t come up as a suggestion. So frustrating!
  15. Saato macrumors newbie

    I’ve found that I will capitalise in certain apps, mainly Microsoft apps, eg Word, but not in apps like Apple Pages/Notes/Safari.

    I just dont use the Apple apps anymore as a result. It’s really annoying with web based stuff though. E.g. you need to go through your entire post and change all your “i” to “I”. I have no idea why this is so hard to code at the OS level? Seems pretty straight forward. I don’t know how people can live with this on a daily basis.

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