iPad Pro iPad Pro - Weird bug with * key

Discussion in 'iPad' started by MacUserUK, Jan 6, 2016.

  1. MacUserUK, Jan 6, 2016
    Last edited: Jan 6, 2016

    MacUserUK macrumors member


    Oct 25, 2012
    Anyone else experiencing this.

    Apps: Messages and Mail. Basically anywhere that adds a auto capital letter.

    Using the full optimised keyboard (symbols above the numbers) I am unable to start a sentence with *. I've tried tapping Shift and pressing 8, holding Shift etc basically whatever I do I am unable to start a sentence with *
  2. ZombiePete macrumors 68020


    Aug 6, 2008
    San Antonio, TX
    Hit the shift key, then press and hold it again as you press the 8 key and you'll be able to.

    *Case in point.
  3. friedmud macrumors 65816

    Jul 11, 2008
    Yes, it's definitely a little off. Like ZombiePete said, what you need to do is "deselect" shift by tapping it once... then tap (or hold) it again to get to the special characters.

    Essentially, the "auto shift" at the beginning is _capitilization_ only. It's not actually a "real" shift.

    In my opinion, the only thing "wrong" with the current behavior is that if it's in "auto capitilize mode" and you then _hold down_ Shift... you still don't get the special character. THAT should get fixed.

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