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Old May 16, 2013, 11:33 AM   #1
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You ever type "Jim" instead of him? What other iOS typos do you encounter?

Aggghhh! What other typos drive you nuts w iOS keyboard and autocorrect?

A few more I encounter are

tonight - I misspell this do much I had to create over a dozen shortcuts for it haha!

Haha - just like tonight I have literally no less than 10 shortcuts for this: haga, haja, etc.

So - 1/5 times this autocorrects to "do". Very annoying and not much I can do about this one as I use the two words both often enough that a shortcut won't work.

If - of, same as above

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Old May 16, 2013, 11:44 AM   #2
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Yeah...

I just hate it when I mistype "the" and it substitutes "antidisestablishmentarianism"!

I'm sure you have all experienced this problem...doncha just hate it!

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Old May 16, 2013, 11:46 AM   #3
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My frequent use of the F word in texts has caused "duck" to be autocorrected to "*uck." I don't mind. I don't bring up ducks in conversation much these days.
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Old May 16, 2013, 03:54 PM   #4
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My frequent use of the F word in texts has caused "duck" to be autocorrected to "*uck." I don't mind. I don't bring up ducks in conversation much these days.
Yea same
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Old May 16, 2013, 07:50 PM   #5
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Yeah...

I just hate it when I mistype "the" and it substitutes "antidisestablishmentarianism"!

I'm sure you have all experienced this problem...doncha just hate it!

Good one! But really, back to another one of the iPhones 5 million flaws.
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Old May 16, 2013, 08:35 PM   #6
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My frequent use of the F word in texts has caused "duck" to be autocorrected to "*uck." I don't mind. I don't bring up ducks in conversation much these days.
Wish I had this "problem". I ducking hate autocorrect.
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Old May 16, 2013, 08:53 PM   #7
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Are keeps getting replaced with ate
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Old May 16, 2013, 08:54 PM   #8
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This is where blackberry and the classic keyboard shines.
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Old May 16, 2013, 09:06 PM   #9
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i hate when siri won't detect: four, instead of for. like it only works if i say "iPhone 4" but if i say " 4 plus 56 over 7 it says i don't know what for over 56/7 means, if you would like i can do a yadayadayada
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Old May 16, 2013, 09:11 PM   #10
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This is where blackberry and the classic keyboard shines.
Cool. Run along, now.
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Old May 16, 2013, 09:49 PM   #11
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i hate when siri won't detect: four, instead of for. like it only works if i say "iPhone 4" but if i say " 4 plus 56 over 7 it says i don't know what for over 56/7 means, if you would like i can do a yadayadayada
TH55, aPple nErd, and Shrink -- you made me laugh! Thanks!
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Old May 17, 2013, 12:25 AM   #14
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Let's face it, iOS' keyboard plain sucks. It gave birth to the internet phenom known as "Damn You iPhone Auto Correct."

And it hasn't been updated in years, either. It's long overdue.
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Old May 17, 2013, 12:58 AM   #15
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http://www.damnyouautocorrect.com.

All you need to know.

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Old May 17, 2013, 06:51 AM   #16
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Wish I had this "problem". I ducking hate autocorrect.
It serves me zero benefit but it is a word I use frequently when texting someone.
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Well becomes we'll sometimes. But the biggest error I make is typing "yo" and it corrects to "to". I'll end up sending "to" 5 times before I remember to change it.
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Old May 17, 2013, 11:59 AM   #19
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I have the opposite problem. Drives me insane.

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This is where blackberry and the classic keyboard shines.
Yes, OK. Run back to 2005 now.
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I always have the same problem: I hold the phone in my left hand, and tap with my right. After a while, I subconsciously tend to tilt the phone a bit towards my right hand to make typing easier. Except, when I do this, I always end up tapping a fraction to the left of the on-screen key (because of the angle I'm now looking at).

So I'm likely to type the opposite of the OP, I'd be more likely to type "him" instead of "jim". Or duck instead of.. you know.
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Old May 17, 2013, 12:28 PM   #21
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.com - when i'm typing out my @gmail.com, it frequently autocorrects to .con
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I always have the same problem: I hold the phone in my left hand, and tap with my right. After a while, I subconsciously tend to tilt the phone a bit towards my right hand to make typing easier. Except, when I do this, I always end up tapping a fraction to the left of the on-screen key (because of the angle I'm now looking at).
That's exactly what I do, it messes me up so often
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he'll becomes hell all the time
"its" often changes to "it's" for me, so that's almost the opposite. A while back I typed something like "get on msn for a sec" and it changed it to "get on man for a sex"

In practice I don't actually run into too many issues; when I'm at home I'm usually using Adium instead of sending messages on the phone, and at work I have a Bluetooth keyboard. It's only when I'm out and about that I actually need to use the on-screen keyboard, and it seems that I've dodged a bullet there
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Old May 17, 2013, 04:30 PM   #24
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Honestly the autocorrect mistakes don't bother me as much as accidentally hitting that "voice to text button" when I'm one handing with my left
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Old May 17, 2013, 07:11 PM   #25
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Honestly the autocorrect mistakes don't bother me as much as accidentally hitting that "voice to text button" when I'm one handing with my left
So why don't you turn Siri off? The convenience of occasionally needing it is far outweighed by its awful placement
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