iOS 6 Now Knows How To Capitalize After Quotes & Emoji

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There's no need to hit shift manually in iOS 6.
There's no need to hit shift manually in iOS 6.

One of this smaller things that has always frustrated me about the iOS keyboard is that I have to capitalize letters manually before and after quotation marks, and after emoji. It’s not that it’s difficult to do, it’s just that the keyboard built into iOS is already capable of some clever things, so why can’t it do this?

Well, in iOS 6, it can.

When you start or end a quote in iOS 6, the keyboard automatically switches to capital letters after the first and last quotation marks — you no longer need to hit shift and do it manually. Furthermore, if you add emoji after a sentence and you ended that sentence with a period, the keyboard will switch to capitals here, too.

Again, you may not have noticed it if you’re not too bothered about whether or not your text messages and emails are written correctly, but in previous iOS releases — all the way up to iOS 5.1.1 — the keyboard didn’t do this.

It’s another minor change in iOS 6 that will no doubt make a big difference to some users. I already love it.