Random Shift

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

  1. NDimichino macrumors 6502a


    Jan 14, 2008
    New Jersey
    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


    Jun 9, 2008
    Happened to me a few times I just thought I accidentally hit it.
  3. ziggyonice macrumors 68020


    Mar 12, 2006
    Rural America
    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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