iPad keyboard autocomplete ads?

Discussion in 'Apple Products' started by gsilver, Dec 7, 2017 at 7:28 PM.

  1. gsilver

    gsilver Gawd

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    So, I have an iPad, and sometimes, I see words in the suggested words above the keyboard that are obviously ads. For example, today, I saw it put a bunch of Star Wars terms there when I was clicking on a blank text box (and, no, I don’t post about star wars stuff normally, so it had no reason to think that I’d be posting with terms as specific as individual characters) A while ago, I saw a bunch of Xbox related terms.

    I’m using iOS 11, and saw this using Safari. Is there any way to turn this off?
     
  2. Archer1212

    Archer1212 SomecallmeTim's Bitch

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    Are you using any third party keyboards? Because that is the only thing I can think of doing that
     
  3. Prisicilla

    Prisicilla n00bie

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    That's really weird. Have you installed some malicious App?
     
  4. Ocellaris

    Ocellaris Ginger @le, an alcoholic's best friend.

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    It’s not ads, it’s suggested web searches based on the page you were looking at. Tapping the links just goes to Google.
     
  5. gsilver

    gsilver Gawd

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    It's not web searches, it's "suggested words" when typing in a text box, and I had it show up again today on this very website while writing a post (this time, a bunch of console names)
    No 3rd party keyboards.

    Don't know how to search for malicious apps, though I barely run anything that isn't stock.