If I type something like "Helko" and press the "Hello" button that shows up on the bar above my keyboard, it will add a space, leaving me with "Hello ".

If I wanted to type "Hello." then this is frustrating, because now I have to delete the space before adding the period.

As another example, say I wanted to send my friend just the word Hello, but instead I typed Helko. Is there a single button I can press to go from Helko to Hello? (Without an intermediate Hello ?)

Is there any way to stop the autocorrect bar from adding a space after I choose to correct a word?

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    actually, on ios, you can type the . and it will place it immediately after the autocorrected word, where the space used to be Jun 14 at 1:26

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If the autocorrect word is highlighted, then you can also accept it by just tapping Space. If you double-tap Space, it will accept and insert the stop, same as a regular word.

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After question edits: this also works if you type any punctuation, bracket, question mark etc.

  • I agree that this is the functionality. How do I get it to go from Helko to Hello? That's what I want. As another example, say I want to type (Hello) but end up typing (Helko. How do I go from (Helko to (Hello) without needing to delete a space?
    – Pro Q
    Jan 28, 2021 at 8:33
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    I wish you'd asked the question to which you needed the answer; but it's the same. Any punctuation will apply the autocorrect, if it's highlighted.
    – Tetsujin
    Jan 28, 2021 at 8:36
  • This is also helpful but somehow I keep on finding bad examples lol XD I'll edit my question again because that still isn't quite what I'm looking for
    – Pro Q
    Jan 28, 2021 at 8:38
  • I think I found a better example and description: 1 button press to go from Helko to Hello: is there any way to do that?
    – Pro Q
    Jan 28, 2021 at 8:41
  • My issue is that if I press any punctuation, I have to delete that punctuation. And if I press the button to correct it, it adds a space punctuation, which I don't like.
    – Pro Q
    Jan 28, 2021 at 8:42

There is not a single button you can press to go from Helko to Hello (and not Hello ). However, if you press "Send" or anything that submits the text, it appears that your device will remove the trailing space before sending the data. (I haven't found any cases where it does not.)

Also, as @theonlygusi mentions, if you type punctuation (period, comma, exclamation point, etc.) after the space, your device will also delete the space.

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