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iPod Touch Keyboard Settings

written by: Shane Burley•edited by: Rhonda Callow•updated: 5/20/2010

Here is a guide on how to change keyboard settings on the iPod Touch, and some advice whether you should do this at all.

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    Typing on the iPod Touch

    Since the iPod Touch is a full internet capable mobile device it serves to reason that its keyboard abilities are complete. The iPod Touch cannot include an actual keyboard you get the image of a keyboard on the touch screen, and it acts as fully interactive. The development of the iPod Touch and iPhone keyboard has been one of the main updates that have occurred through all the changes in firmware, and the features have just increased. At the same time you still have to apply different settings for this iPod Touch keyboard so you get exactly what you want when typing in applications, email, Safari, Notes, or other functions.

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    Changing the iPod Touch Keyboard

    If you want to begin customizing the iPod Touch keyboard you go to the iPod Touch Settings option on the iPod Touch desktop. Go to the second section of the iPod Touch Settings and select General, which is right above Music. In General Settings go down to the fifth section and select Keyboard, which is above International and below Date & Time. Here will be the iPod Touch keyboard settings.

    The top option is the Auto-Correction feature, which you can turn on or off. The iPod Touch keyboard Auto-Correction feature can be an annoyance to many, especially if you use a great deal of slang, jargon, or swear words. Below Auto-Correction is the iPod Touch's Auto-Capitalization, which is even more difficult than the iPod Touch Auto-Correction. Feel free to turn the Auto-Capitalization off, especially since you can easily set capitalization yourself. Caps Lock is the next option and it is set off to begin with. If you feel as though you are going to type a large volume you may want to enable Caps Lock, and this may be true of Auto-Correction as well. The bottom option in the top section is to maintain the period shortcut which allows you to just space a couple times and add the period to the end of the last word. This is a pretty nice feature on the iPod Touch and there is no real reason to take it off.

    The last section, and option, is to select an international keyboard. This is only useful if you are not an American English speaker, and there are several dozen countries and dialects you can select.