Is there a way to remove the period that is next to the space bar on the keyboard?

Cscottrun

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I know this goes back to at least iOS 7 but my finger still constantly hits the period instead of the space bar.
 

MauriceMoss

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Aug 20, 2010
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Yes. This x 1000. I hate the damn thing.
Even on the iPhone 6p, I feel like the space bar is still way too small.
My google searches look something like this:

how.do.I.make the.spacebar bigger.on.my iPhone

I wish there were an option to do this.
 
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ukianb

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Jun 24, 2013
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Maybe try one of the many new keyboards? I have tried a few and some of them are really good, Swype was my favourite
 

pacorob

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Maybe try one of the many new keyboards? I have tried a few and some of them are really good, Swype was my favourite
There are indeed quite a few 3rd party keyboards out there since iOS8. See a huge list here maybe one or more have the feature you are looking for. I just checked a part of the list and most of the 3rd party keyboards also have the dot next to the space bar but there are options out there.

Here are a few options:

Touchpal optional full access rights (link) - not needed, although many features like language switching and themes need the full access to read the language data and themes from the settings app
This keyboard has also a swipe feature.



Minuum | (temporary) 1,99 dollar | optional full access rights, you can reject and still use it except for audio and to remember user keyboard customization preferences it needs full access



I wouldn't allow full access for a 3rd party keyboard, but there are keyboards out there which do not need it and still are a great keyboard alternative.
 
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Fant

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Jun 23, 2009
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Thats one of the most useful keys to me since if you hold it down you get the common domain names such as .com/.net/.edu etc which is useful when putting in a website in the browser
 

hernan1304

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I'm coming from the 4S and never had this problem. Now on the 6+ it happens ALL.the.time! It's very annoying and I really would rather not give a third-party keyboard developer access to everything I type on my phone. Oh well, it's a pretty small problem to have, but I share your pain.
 

Cscottrun

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Glad to see I'm not alone here. I thought maybe there was a way to disable it that.I.wasn't.aware.of.
 

spades1412

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Jun 12, 2009
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The problem is that this keyboard is only located within Safari's address bar. Everywhere else, the spacebar is wider and the period key is not present. Muscle memory has me hitting that damn period every time I use Safari to do a google search.
 

pacorob

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It's very annoying and I really would rather not give a third-party keyboard developer access to everything I type on my phone. Oh well, it's a pretty small problem to have, but I share your pain.
You don't need to give third-party keyboards full access. As i posted earlier. I mentioned two keyboards which still work perfectly although you reject their full access.
 

C DM

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You don't need to give third-party keyboards full access. As i posted earlier. I mentioned two keyboards which still work perfectly although you reject their full access.
And full access isn't really generally what most people think it implies actually.
 

Armen

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I'm coming from the 4S and never had this problem. Now on the 6+ it happens ALL.the.time! It's very annoying and I really would rather not give a third-party keyboard developer access to everything I type on my phone. Oh well, it's a pretty small problem to have, but I share your pain.
Swype doesn't ask for full access FYI.
 
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