We know how incredibly annoying it is when your iPad keyboard keeps typing wrong characters or typing extra or wrong letters. You press the ‘a’ key or type a word but your text document or search box displays a different character, letter or word.

If your iPad keyboard is typing wrong letters, missing letters, or typing random words, this guide will walk you through steps to solve this problem.

Now let’s explore a couple of fixes that will hopefully stop your iPad keyboard typing random letters.

 

Solution 1: Turn Off Smart Punctuation

Turning off smart punctuation is one of the ways of stopping your iPad keyboard typing wrong characters. These are the steps to follow:

Step 1: Go to Settings.

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Step 2: Tap General.

 

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Step 3: Select Keyboard.

 

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Step 4: Toggle off or disable Smart Punctuation.

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This should stop your iPad typing wrong letters or extra characters. If the problem persists, try the second solution.

 

Solution 2: Turn Off Auto-Correction and Auto-Capitalisation

Turning off or disabling Auto-Correction and Auto-Capitalisation feature could stop your iPad keyboard typing different letters or wrong characters. Here’s how to do  this

 

Step 1: Go to Settings.

 

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Step 2: Select General.

 

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Step 3: Select Keyboard.

 

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Step 4: Toggle off Auto- Capitalisation and Auto-Correction.

 

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Note: If you toggle off Auto-Capitalisation, new sentences won’t automatically start with capitalized words. However, with the shift key, you can start new sentences with capital letters when Auto-Capitalization is disabled.

This should stop wrong characters or random letters appearing when typing on your iPad keyboard. If this doesn’t solve the problem, follow the steps outlined in the next solution.

 

Solution 3: Disable Everything in Keyboard Settings

If your iPad Keyboard is still typing wrong characters or letters, disabling everything in keyboard settings should solve the problem.

Step 1: Head to Settings.

 

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Step 2: Again select General.

 

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Step 3: Choose Keyboard.

 

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Step 4: Toggle off everything in keyboard settings including, Shortcuts, Predictive, Split Keyboard, Enable Key Flicks, Check Spelling, Enable Caps Lock, Enable Dictation, etc.

 

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If this doesn’t resolve the issue, you might want to reset all settings.

 

Solution 4: Reset All Settings

Resetting all settings could stop your iPad keyboard typing wrong letters, or adding random characters.

Here’s how to reset all settings.

Step 1: Go to Settings.

 

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Step 2: Select General.

 

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Step 3: Scroll up and select Reset.

 

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  1. Tap Reset All Settings.

 

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Solution 5: Check Your Language Settings  

If your iPad keyboard is still typing wrong letters, you might want to change the input language.

Step 1: Go to Settings.

 

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Step 2: Select General.

 

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Step 3: Tap Language & Region.

 

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Step 4: Select Other Languages.

 

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Step 5: Choose English (US) or your preferred language.

 

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Solution 6: Install a Different Keyboard

Try installing a different keyboard. Here’s how.

Step 1: Go to Apple App Store.

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Step 2: Type “Swiftkey” in the search menu.

 

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Step 3: Select Microsoft Swiftkey keyboard.

 

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Step 4: Tap Get.

 

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Step 5: Select Install.

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Solution 7: Update Your OS

To rule out outdated software as a possible cause for this problem, we recommend updating your iPad software to the latest version.

Step 1: Again go to Settings.

 

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Step 2: Tap General.

 

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Step 3: Select Software Update.

 

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Install the latest iOS version, restart your iPad and then check if the issue persists.

 

 

Bottom Line

One of the solutions we’ve proffered should fix the problem and stop your iPad keyboard typing wrong letters or characters.