Apple has made some changes to the keyboard on your iPhone and iPad. The company released the third developer beta of iOS 17.2 and according to 9to5Mac, one of the improvements being tested in the beta is the addition of a new toggle for the virtual QWERTY keyboard.
The keyboard on your iPhone and iPad has predictive text, which are the words, emoji, and information that appear right above the keyboard when you type. Tapping on a suggestion adds it to what you are typing. With iOS 17, Apple added inline text predictions, which completes a word or phrase you are typing before you finish it. The rest of the word or phrase appears inline in gray.
Before the latest iOS 17.2 beta was released, those who wanted to disable the inline text predictions would also have to disable predictive text. However, with the new iOS 17.2 beta 3, a new toggle has been added to the Keyboards settings that allows users to disable inline text predictions while still keeping predictive text at the top of the QWERTY.
To turn off inline text predictions separately, users will need iOS 17.2 beta 3. Go to Settings > General > Keyboard and toggle off “Show Predictions Inline.” This change makes it easier for users to personalize their keyboard experience without sacrificing the helpful predictive text feature.
Older iPhone users who miss the old method where corrections would appear automatically in a white “bullet” right above the incorrect spelling of the word when you typed can disable predictive text to bring back this feature. They can tap the space bar to accept the correction or hit the “x” on the bullet to delete it.
Overall, the new toggle in iOS 17.2 beta 3 gives users more control over their keyboard settings, allowing them to tailor their typing experience to their preferences. This change will likely be welcomed by iPhone and iPad users who value customization and ease of use in their devices.