iPhone Need keyboard to stay on numbers when i hit the space bar.

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by From A Buick 8, Sep 2, 2012.

  1. From A Buick 8 macrumors 68040

    From A Buick 8

    Sep 16, 2010
    Ky Close to CinCinnati
    I asked this question on another thread, but maybe it is best meant for this forum.

    I have looked around this morning for a way to do what i want but no luck so far.

    is there a way to stop the keyboard from switching back to letters after hitting the space bar.

    I find it annoying that when i am typing numbers and want to add a space between them that the keyboard switches back to letters after i hit the space bar.
  2. BumpyFlatline macrumors 68030


    Apr 11, 2012
    You could install iKeyWi (if you're on iOS5) and just always have the numbers showing on your keyboard. This is what I did to solve this problem. Outside of that, I don't know of a way to keep the keyboard from switching back to letters after tapping the space bar.
  3. Bilalo macrumors 6502

    Aug 17, 2012
    Oxford, England
    Do you have to press space :p ive become quite fast for pressing space and switching back to number tbh :p
  4. BumpyFlatline, Sep 2, 2012
    Last edited: Sep 2, 2012

    BumpyFlatline macrumors 68030


    Apr 11, 2012
    iKeywi just adds a 5th row of numbers to the top of the keyboard and the numbers are always showing. When you press shift, the numbers change to special characters (just like a standard computer keyboard...1 changes to !, 2 changes to @, 3 changes to #, etc). But when you press shift to show special characters, you can actually change them to anything you want in iKeywi settings.

    Adding the 5th row makes the keys slightly smaller so everything can fit onto the keyboard. As a result, it does feel slightly different to use than the stock keyboard but always having the numbers on the keyboard regardless of how many times you press space, is a great thing in my opinion. The numbers are always there regardless if you tap the space bar. The only time the numbers aren't there is when you press shift, or when you type in landscape view. I like having the numbers always showing because I use them very frequently. I hope that answers your question.

    If you still don't understand what I'm trying to say, I'm sure you can watch a YouTube video on iKeywi. Sorry I tend to ramble.

    Edit: I forgot to mention. I changed the entire 5th row so that even when I press shift, it still shows all the numbers. The reason I did this is because whenever you start a new sentence, the shift key is automatically pressed, so the numbers were always showing the special characters. I start new sentences with numbers more often than I do with special characters lol. Plus all these characters are available anyways when you press the 123 button and then you access more when you press the #+= button. This way, my 5th row is ALWAYS showing numbers. I love this setup.
  5. Sirpeach macrumors newbie

    Sep 2, 2012
    Update to iOS 5.1 on jail broken iPad 1

    or a few apps I have come across it tell me I require iOS 5.1 mostly new ones.. I have jail broken iPad 1 .. Can I update or even unjailbrake my iPad. Please help thank you

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