Shortcut that dissapeared with iOS 9.1 is back in iOS 9.2.
Last month I wrote about how Apple changed the functionality of the top level domain shortcut button on its keyboard for iPad devices.
When you press and hold the period “.” key, it brings up a list of top level domain name options. Previously, if you didn’t select anything and just released the key, .com was inserted by default.
When iPad devices were updated to iOS 9.1, however, the .com default didn’t work as usual. If you pressed and held the period key and then let go, all you’d get was a period.
Removing a default was not a great user experience, and doing the same thing on an iPhone with iOS 9.1 still inserted a .com.
I questioned if this was merely a bug, and it turns out it was. When you update to iOS 9.2, holding and releasing the period key on an iPad automatically inserts .com.