Random Shift

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by NDimichino, Mar 8, 2009.

  1. NDimichino macrumors 6502a

    NDimichino

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    #1
    In SMS, my phone randomly will throw on the shift and I'll get capital letters in the middle of messages.

    I think I figured out when it does it, but I still don't know why. Anyone else come across this?
     
  2. superstrikertwo macrumors 65816

    superstrikertwo

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    #2
    Happened to me a few times I just thought I accidentally hit it.
     
  3. ziggyonice macrumors 68020

    ziggyonice

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    #3
    Sometimes it'll happen if you used a proper noun (e.g. a person's name) or at the beginning of a sentence -- but then later deleted it.

    For example, let's say I was going to text:
    "I'm meeting Chris at Oakland park tomorrow."

    But then I backspaced and wanted to change it to:
    "I'm meeting Chris at the park tomorrow."

    Because I manually pressed shift to capitalize "Oakland" the first time, the iPhone will remember that I intentionally did so, and set the shift key for the start of that word.

    In retyping it, it would look like this:
    "I'm meeting Chris at The park tomorrow."

    Notice how "The" is capitalized, even though it's not the start of a sentence? The reason why is because I manually capitalized "Oakland" originally and it thinks I'm going to keep it a proper noun, when in fact, "the" is not a proper noun. I would have to either take it off shift, or erase the word as a whole for it to go away.

    Hopefully that makes sense!
     

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