Have you found that your iPad or iPhone has recently started auto-correcting perfectly normal words to really strange ones?
This can happen in any IOS app which uses Apple’s built-in auto-correction, auto-complete and spell-checking mechanisms. This includes BlogPad Pro, although we’re currently looking into other options to get around this issue.
But why does this happen?
IOS uses a unique dictionary which ‘learns’ new words depending on the words you use. If you reject an auto-corrected word twice, the dictionary assumes the new word is correct and adds it to the dictionary.
This can result in strange phrases and misspelled words replacing proper words.
So what can I do to fix the problem?
One way of fixing this is by disabling these features. To do this go into your iPad or iPhone settings:
Settings > General > Keyboard
Once you’re in keyboard settings here are three options you can disable:
Another option is to reset your keyboard to factory settings.
To do this go to your iPad or iPhone settings:
Settings > General > Reset > Reset Keyboard Dictionary.
Please bear in mind that this sets your keyboard to default settings and will delete all custom words.
This is really for parents whose kids use their iPads to play games. We’ve all heard the horror stories about the huge bills incurred by some parents (like the unlucky parents whose child racked up a huge £1300 bill playing ‘free app’ Tap Zoo!).
These horrendous costs are generally incurred through in-app purchases, and no matter how much you trust your child, they can sometimes do this without even realising. There are 2 changes you need to make, it’s not JUST your In-App Purchase settings!
You can easily disable these easily by tapping: Settings > General > Restrictions > Enable Restrictions
Then scroll down to Allowed Content and swipe In-App Purchases to OFF
Also – DON’T FORGET to change your password settings too. By default your device remembers your password for 15 minutes which allows your child to buy anything during this time. A friend of ours had in-app purchases disabled and still lost over £150 because of this!
Just underneath ‘In-App Purchases’ you can see ‘Require Password’. Set this to ‘Immediately’
Have you been wondering where to find the special characters on your iPad keyboard (those with accent, grave, cedilla or umlaut marks)? As with most Apple solutions it’s surprisingly easy when you know how.
Simply press and hold the letter you want a variation of and the different special characters will pop up for you to choose. For example if you want é press and hold e.
If you need a capital put the caps lock on (double tap the shift key – the one with the arrow on it) and then press and hold your letter.
Below is a list of which characters are available with each letter