How to Disable Automatic Capitalization on the iPhone 5

The iPhone tries to make it easier for you to do a lot of the things that it makes possible. But these convenience features can actual cause more problems than they solve for some users.

One of the most common default features that iPhone users want to disable is the automatic capitalization feature. This occurs at times where the iPhone feels that you should be using a capital letter, such as after a period. But you can disable automatic capitalization on the iPhone using the steps below.

 

Stop Automatic Capitalization on the iPhone

This tutorial was written on an iPhone 5 that was running the iOS 7 version of the operating system. The method is the same for earlier versions of the software, but the screens look a little different.

 

Step 1: Open the Settings menu.

open the settings menu

 

 

Step 2: Select the General option.

select the general option

 

 

Step 3: Scroll down and touch the Keyboard option.

how to turn off automatic capitalization on the iphone 5

 

 

Step 4: Touch the button to the right of Auto-Capitalization to turn it off. There will be no green shading around the button when it is turned off, as in the image below.

touch the auto-capitalization button

 

 

You can also turn off automatic capitalization on your iPad as well. Some people find it to be much more helpful on the iPad than on the iPhone, but if you are used to capitalizing things yourself, it can be more of a hindrance than a benefit.

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