phil swenson phil swenson - 5 months ago 9x
Swift Question

iPhone: Issue disabling Auto-Cap/autocorrect on a UITextField

For some reason, even though I disable the auto-cap and auto-correct of my UITextField, it's still capitalizing the first letter of my input.

Here is the code:

UITextField* textField = [[[UITextField alloc] initWithFrame:CGRectMake(90.0, 10.0, 213.0, 25.0)] autorelease];
[textField setClearButtonMode:UITextFieldViewModeWhileEditing];
textField.returnKeyType = UIReturnKeyGo;
textField.autocorrectionType = FALSE;
textField.autocapitalizationType = UITextAutocapitalizationTypeNone;
textField.delegate = self;
if (inputFieldType == Email) {
label.text = @"Email:";
textField.keyboardType = UIKeyboardTypeEmailAddress;
emailTextField = textField;
textField.placeholder = @"Email Address";
} else { // password
textField.secureTextEntry = TRUE;
label.text = @"Password:";
if (inputFieldType == Password){
textField.placeholder = @"Password";
passwordTextField = textField;
if (inputFieldType == ConfirmPassword){
textField.placeholder = @"Confirm Password";
confirmPasswordTextField = textField;


See screenshot:
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Tom Tom

You're setting autocorrectionType to FALSE as if it were a BOOL, but it actually has type UITextAutocorrectionType. So FALSE is being interpreted as UITextAutocorrectionTypeDefault, which means that autocorrection is probably enabled.

I bet it found the name "Phil" in your address book and is autocorrecting the capitalization to match.