iOS auto-correct on

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by NathanA, Oct 16, 2010.

  1. NathanA macrumors 6502a

    Feb 9, 2008
    Okay, so I have searched and searched, on these forums, on other forums, through Google itself...and it seems that either no one else has noticed or no one else is complaining. But this problem is driving me UP A WALL!

    Ever since Google revamped the mobile version of their main page, the keyboard auto-correct does NOT kick in when typing search text into their text box on either the main page or on subsequent pages (as you are changing/refining your original search).

    This is the only web page that I have ever run across that somehow manages to "block" auto-correct from working. It's the stupidest thing! Why would Google do that?! And is there any way to get it to work? (I tried turning off Javascript in Safari preferences temporarily to see if they had some JS code that was causing the issue, but all that did was prevent the live search suggestions from showing up.)

    I can't be the only one who has noticed this.

    -- Nathan
  2. iUser4Lyfe macrumors 6502

    Jun 15, 2009
    Just use the Google Search on the Safari task bar next to the address bar. Seems like this is a stupid thing to let drive you up a wall...
  3. Rajani Isa macrumors 65816

    Rajani Isa

    Jun 8, 2010
    Rogue Valley, Oregon
    Sounds like some of the fields on my banking page - maybe they changed the search box's type to one that Safari purposely doesn't auto-correct.
  4. Small White Car macrumors G4

    Small White Car

    Aug 29, 2006
    Washington DC
    Google is totally right to do it that way.

    What if you're looking for and you type in 'Catt?' Do you want Google to correct that to 'Cat' before you hit enter?

    Or how about I'm searching for Arrgh? That brings up a lot of different things than searching for 'Argh.'

    Every different letter you type into Google brings back TOTALLY different results. It's not Google's job to steer you away from certain words.

    I agree with Google 100% on this one.

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