Stop the Period Automatically Typing in iOS
Double tapping the spacebar in iOS inserts a period at the end of a sentence and starts another, a feature that can really improve typing on the virtual keyboards of iOS, but not everyone likes the behavior. If you don’t want the iPhone or iPad to automatically type periods at the end of a word, here’s all you have to do to adjust the setting in iOS.
How to Stop Typing Period Automatically on iPhone and iPad
This applies to all versions of iOS:
- Open Settings and tap “General”
- Tap “Keyboard” and look for ‘”.” Shortcut’ and flip that to OFF
A period will no longer be inserted if you double-tap the spacebar, leaving you to manually insert all punctuation when typing in iOS.
The setting may look slightly different depending on your version of iOS, but it remains in all versions. You can toggle this off and on as needed.
Thanks for the question and tip idea Kevin