You can also leave on the option in the General settings, so it will continue to work this way in other applications, but turn it off in Scrivener. In the Settings.app, this is under Scrivener > Spelling & Substitutions.
On the iPad Pro 9.7 this problem is present when using the Apple attachable keyboard. Toggling the shift key does not work.
I prefer to keep the auto-capitalization feature enabled as it is helpful far more than it is a detriment. A quick workaround I’ve been using is to type the letter twice, hit the back arrow, hit delete, hit the forward arrow. Very quick and relatively simple to accomplish.
If someone has discovered a better method to use I’d like to hear about it.
I haven’t tried this, but if you create a substitution for three periods that replaces it with the ellipsis character, then autocorrect might not auto-capitalize after it.
Keith: Could that character be added to the list of customizable buttons for the extended keyboard row? I just tried entering an ellipsis using the main keyboard’s “dot” button, and it doesn’t force autocapitialization afterward, so it might be handy to be able to add it… for those of us who are kind of… addicted to over-using it. Or maybe… not such a great idea…
I have also been struggling to work out how to recapitalise a word following a period.
I’m glad even the great KB took some time to work that one out - and thanks for the solution.
I’m loving iOS Scrivener.