Predictive text is disabled in my iPhone and ipad

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by Overg, Sep 17, 2014.

  1. Overg macrumors 6502

    May 26, 2012
    I just installed ios 8 and predictive text is disabled both in my iPhone and my ipad.
    I checked in the settings and it is enabled. Any idea why this could happen?
    ( I have two languages installed, and I get the same old keyboard in English)
  2. benh911f macrumors 6502

    Mar 11, 2009
    Did you pull up on the tab? It's right above the "T" and "Y" buttons. You need to swipe up or down to enable or disable.
    Is the picture it is disabled. Swipe up to enable.

  3. Gryfter macrumors 6502


    Apr 15, 2011
    Brooklyn, NY
    you could also tap and hold that smiley next to the space bar to toggle predictive, on/off...
  4. Jimrod macrumors 65816

    Jun 24, 2010
    I liked the good old "Skeuomorphic" Apple where you didn't need an instruction manual or psychic powers to know how to work everything... And it really did work as expected, not like all this fragmented iCloud Drive crap. :confused:
  5. Overg thread starter macrumors 6502

    May 26, 2012
    It studdeny began to work... I didn't have this bar, nor did I have the option to press the emoji button
    and open it. It just showed me 'predicted' switch in gray and disabled.

    What solved it ,in case someone will have this situation, is to add english( Australian) keyboard.
    That open this option.
    I then switched back to the old English keyboard.
  6. sw6lee, Sep 20, 2014
    Last edited: Sep 20, 2014

    sw6lee macrumors regular

    Jun 4, 2013
    I'm having the same problem on iPad Mini Retina. The predictive text is greyed out when I long press the globe button, and I can't enable it. :(

    EDIT: it only works in certain places. It suddenly works when in Notability, I try to edit the name of the Subject. the predictive text does NOT work in Safari, Spotlight, and some other places. Why though?
  7. RollTideFanGrl macrumors regular


    Oct 4, 2013
    I was having the same problem. I switched the predictive text off, backed out the screen, went back in and turned it back on. For some reason, it worked.
  8. TheBacklash Suspended


    Oct 23, 2013
    Apple actually showed this in the Keynote.. I honestly don't know how to turn it on/off any other way.

    i'd assume it's in the keyboard settings somewhere though.
  9. miamialley macrumors 68030


    Jul 28, 2008
    Los Angeles, CA
    Thanks. Didn't know that was there. Touching the line above the Y does nothing.
  10. I7guy macrumors P6


    Nov 30, 2013
    Gotta be in it to win it
    Settings->general->keyboard predictive text toggle is in keyboard. Or hold down the globe or smiley face.
  11. Ntombi macrumors 68040


    Jul 1, 2008
    Bostonian exiled in SoCal
    You don't touch it, you grab and drag it up.
  12. miamialley macrumors 68030


    Jul 28, 2008
    Los Angeles, CA
    Believe me I did everything. I'm no noob.
  13. Arran macrumors 601


    Mar 7, 2008
    Atlanta, USA
    Thank's to both of you. Very useful info.
  14. Tomp4801 macrumors newbie

    Nov 27, 2014
    Predictive Text

    Under general>keyboard>predictive text is turned on, however, the predictive text bar does not show above the keyboard and neither does the small white dash. When I tap and hold the emoji key, the predictive text slide bar is turned off and when I try to slide it on, it won't turn on and the pop-up option box disappears. I am stuck on this problem. I have tried powering down, to no avail. Any help is appreciated...
  15. Toothsaw macrumors newbie

    Mar 10, 2015
    Hi everybody.
    Predictive text is only enabled where it can learn from our writing style, so it won't work (i.e. it is greyed out in the "change keyboard" tab and the handle bad above keys doesn't show up) in search boxes, like spotlight or safari URL/search bar.
    It is automatically re-enabled when writing emails, text messages or in social network apps (Facebook, Twitter, whatsapp, etc.)

    Hope I could shed some light on this ;)
  16. SmellstheRat macrumors newbie


    Jul 25, 2015

    I have found that if you are using Google, Bing, etc. and predictive text is turned ON under settings, yet there is NO white bar to pull up on the keyboard...switch the Google, Bing version to desktop instead of mobile version and the predictive text option reappears.
  17. CTHarrryH macrumors 68000

    Jul 4, 2012
    For me - it is turned on in settings but doesn't show up unless I touch above the Y - then it is on and shows up non-greyed out above emoji - then next time in - not on and greyed out again?????

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