A feature called smart quotes first appeared on macOS. Thanks to it, the auto-correction of characters “” to “” works. Not all users found this option useful, but it can be easily disabled in the section Keyboard v System Preferences… Starting with iOS 11, smart quotes were also added to the mobile OS, which raised the question of how to disable them on iPhone and iPad.
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This is as easy to accomplish as it is with macOS. To do this, go to the Gadget Settings, go to the section “Basic “ and open the subsection there “Keyboard”…
In it you will see the item “Smart punctuation “ – this is exactly what we need.
If you want to disable the option that automatically changes the characters “” to “” set the switch to OFF. To activate, repeat the same steps, only turn the switch to the ON position. That’s all.
Here it is worth recalling an additional way of typing quotes like: “” without having to make changes to iOS Settings. To do this, simply press and hold the “key on the keyboard and select the required type of quotation marks in the context menu that appears. The selected characters will not be changed by the iOS algorithms, even if the option is set in the settings. Smart punctuation activated.
As you can see, everything is very simple. Moreover, most of the unnecessary or seeming unnecessary options are disabled in Settings, and if such an opportunity is not provided by the developers, it makes sense to look for a solution to your problem on our website in the section “Instructions”…