The Misspelled Words tool is available from the VoiceOver rotor in Safari text fields, but does not work

Category: 

Safari

Severity: 

Minor

Description: 

When in a text field in Safari, the VoiceOver rotor's Action menu contains the Misspelled Words item. However, if accessed, it does not actually work - in that it does not locate misspelled words.

This means that VoiceOver users might falsely believe that there are no misspelled words.

Steps to reproduce:

  1. Ensure that VoiceOver is enabled.
  2. Open Safari.
  3. Navigate to a webpage that contains a text field.
  4. Place VoiceOver focus in the text field.
  5. Type some text containing one or more misspelled words.
  6. Set the VoiceOver rotor to the Misspelled Words item.
  7. Flick right/left with 1 finger.

This should take you to any misspelled words in the text.

Currently, VoiceOver will indicate that there are no misspelled words, even if there are indeed some.

Bug First Encountered: 

iOS/iPadOS 13.2

How often the bug occurs: 

Always

Device(s) bug has been encountered on: 

iPhone
iPad

Status: 

Active