IOS Smart Punctuation (curly quotes)

When using the ion-searchbar & searching for items containing an apostrophe, it returns no data when “smart punctuation” (ios 11 & above) is turned on. Is there a solution to this other than doing a string.replace() to replace curly quotes with straight quotes or telling the user to disable it in the ios general->keyboard->settings?

It would be nice if we had a variable to set for the app where we could enable/disable smart punctuation. Does anything like this exist?



I’m running into this issue too, feels weird to ask users to disable this feature on their phone.