When your iPhone or iPad capitalises random words, this can be very frustrating as you have to go back and make corrections, however, this can be easily fixed by turning off Auto Capitalisation. Go to the Settings app > Tap on General > Go to Keyboard > Tap on Auto Capitalisation. Down below are more ways you can stop your device from capitalizing random words.

Why is My iPhone Capitalising Words?

Many users have reported that their iPhone or iPad have been putting capitals on the front of words while they’re typing. This problem has become popular in iOS 11 so if you’re experiencing this with the iOS 11 version and above, you’re not alone.

With this error, it can get very time consuming because you have to go through each word and make corrections. But, there are a few ways you can fix this issue.

Check if You’re Using Names from Contacts

The first reason why your iPhone or iPad may be showing capitalised words is that the words you’re using are common names. As you may know, names need to have a capital letter to be grammatically correct. So, there’s no way you can stop this unless you turn off autocapitalization.

Another thing you need to check is your contact list. If your contact list consists of names and phrases that you commonly use in your texts, you can expect these phrases/names to come up with capital letters in your texts. For example, you have the name ‘Big Bob’ in your contact list, whenever you use the word ‘Big’ in your texts, you can expect the word big to come up in capital letters.

The next time you put a contact name in, put in a business name rather than filling in the first and last name because these are the names that are going to come up in capitals when you use that name in a text.

Turn off Auto-Capitalisation

The next and one of the best ways to stop your text from capitalising words randomly is to turn off auto capitalisations. When you turn off auto capitalisation, you’ll need to capitalise words yourself. The function of auto-capitalisation is to detect words that need capitalising such as names, then capitalising them.

If you’d rather make words capitals than removing capitals from words, this setting will be ideal for you.

To turn off auto capitalisation:

  1. Launch the Settings app
  2. Go to General
  3. Tap on ‘Keyboards’
  4. Toggle off ‘Auto-Capitalisation’

Once this is done, your keyboard shouldn’t be capitalising words anymore. All the words you type is going to be in lowercase and you’ll have to use the shift button in order to capitalise words again. If your words are still capitalising after you’ve turned Auto-Capitalise off, there is probably a bug on your device.

Reset all Keyboard Settings

If there is a problem with the keyboard and the settings that have been applied to the keyboard, you can get rid of it by resetting the keyboard. Bugs can occur throughout the keyboard that can cause it to capitalise random words.

  1. Go to the Settings app
  2. Tap on General
  3. Tap on Reset at the bottom
  4. Select ‘Reset Keyboard Settings’

If there was software glitch within the keyword, resetting the keyboard would clear this up. After trying all of these steps, your keyboard should stop capitalizing random words.