Finding the .com button on iOS 7

Finding the .com button on iOS 7
One of the little changes that took place with the iOS 7 update was the apparent removal of the .com button from the Apple iPhone's QWERTY keyboard. For most people this is far from being a big deal. After all, the auto-fill feature on the OS will complete an address in the blink of an eye if you're typing in a site you've visited before. And yeah, it wouldn't kill you to type in .-c-o-m if you're visiting a site you have never visited before. But let's face it, many iPhone users are creatures of habit and they are used to using the .com button even if it is not really needed.

Well, here is the good news. Even though you might not see it on the keyboard, the .com button is still available along with a number of other extensions. And all you need to do to get to them is long press the period button. That will call up commonly used extensions like .edu, .org, .us, .net and .com.

So that's it. There is no need to call Apple crying over your missing .com button, because guess what, it never left at all.

source: RedmondPie



1. xtroid2k

Posts: 601; Member since: Jan 11, 2010

I wouldn't be suprised if the was a heavy call driver into apple genious bar or whatever it is. the world is full of Idiots

2. darkkjedii

Posts: 31258; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Sweet works on the iPhone too. iOS 7 just keeps getting better.


Posts: 269; Member since: Sep 09, 2013

+1 ios 7 and thirty party apps optimised for it look great. Apple just needs to send out iOS 7.0.3 and iOS 7.1 quickly to fix all the bugs. On my iPad 4 there's a serious persistent bug in settings where it takes 40 seconds to set a wallpaper! (Seriously! What is wrong with them!?) other than that it works just fine.

10. darkkjedii

Posts: 31258; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

+1 ouch. Haven't experienced that one yet. My only issue is an occasional lag when I pinch to go home.


Posts: 269; Member since: Sep 09, 2013

That's ok. It had to be that way because the animations in ios 7 are different.

4. Dingy_cellar_dweller

Posts: 339; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

"getting better" lol this phrase always conjurers the image that it wasn't good to start with, as I know this is not the case, it's still funny IMO.

5. Shinydesert

Posts: 62; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

You are totally right. I don't even see myself jailbreaking my ip5.

6. Mxyzptlk unregistered

The best was always better ;-)

17. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

seroiusly who thumbs you up!?

7. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

I'm still dissatisfied with iOS 7. Until all the bugs and slowdowns get worked out, I'll give it another go. By the sound of it, it's working great for you!

11. darkkjedii

Posts: 31258; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Honestly Smurf no major issues dude, occasionally I'll get a little lag when going home but that's it. Great overhaul though.

18. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

"iPhone 5s Web Browsing Lag - Android Vs iOS 7"

20. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

This is exactly what I meant by slowdowns in iOS 7. Even running the 64-bit processor, and on top of that Safari is optimized for it, it still has scrolling issues and lag. Apple needs to send those updates because it shouldn't be happening to begin with... Period.

23. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

The best gets better ... as someone said few posts above this one.

8. one81one81

Posts: 10; Member since: Sep 27, 2011

Wow this is revolutionary features and breaking news! I'm impressed...

9. Miracles

Posts: 560; Member since: Aug 31, 2013

Seems like they are doing something right.

13. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Nice, atleast they didn't removed it...

16. Topcat488

Posts: 1416; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

Yeah, but they removed the dvd disc player from their imac, no wonder those sales are down as pc sales climb. Back to the mac vs pc ads i guess.

22. Pancholo

Posts: 380; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

Oh, but every company will now justify that CDs are archaic and obsolete; the cloud and downloads are the future! Sadly, not many countries have a standardized, reliable high-speed internet connection. They should wait like 3-5 more years.

21. Pancholo

Posts: 380; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

Also, by pressing the up arrow you will capitalize the next letter you type. Seriously, will the next article be about "The next iPads will not come in space gray after all - it's charcoal gray"?

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