Apple keyboard

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by sheppy1, Oct 4, 2014.

  1. sheppy1 macrumors 6502a

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    Hi everyone,

    I have a question regarding the autocorrect bar in the new Apple keyboard. Is it supposed to learn from things I tell it I am typing and not autocorrect to the same incorrect word every time? Example would be, I regularly type "ahhhhh" but the apple keyboard tries to correct it to something else, I then have to retype the word ensuring that I tap the word I have typed in the new suggestion bar so that it doesn't autocorrect it. This normal?
     
  2. sheppy1 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Good to see that no one else knows how it's supposed to work either..
     
  3. sheppy1 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    You bumping this for me or just confused about something I've said...?
     
  4. dilap macrumors 6502a

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    Yup same thing happens with me. I think you can add a word in Settings > General > Keyboard > Shortcuts and then add a word but not an shortcut, see pic.
     

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    Yup it works, look at keyboard suggestions in pic
     

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  6. sheppy1 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks for the reply! Seems a little more long winded than with other keyboards such as SwiftKey, it's not just this word you see, it's others that I use quite a lot too which it seems to auto correct to something else every time..doesn't seem to "learn" like others do..
     
  7. dilap macrumors 6502a

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    I've been using swift key on android phone for a long time and just started on iPad, it's so much better than stock and predicts what I am going to write and often gets it right. I often give tech support to friends and one of the suggestions was 'you can't jailbreak iOS 8"! My friends was 'You are so cute'! It's much more accurate than QuickType in my opinion and I'm using it now. I've had no mistakes at all.
     
  8. sheppy1 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    That's all I wanted to know then, that it's not just the Apple Keyboard on my phone playing up :p. I do prefer typing on the Apple Keyboard but as we've said, it's just not as accurate and doesn't really learn your way of typing...Guess I'll have to switch back to SwiftKey!
     
  9. dilap macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah I had to switch. Its not as advertised in WWDC, and I think they will develop it further in future versions of iOS, maybe iOS 8.0.3 or 8.1 beta 2. They said that the keyboard will change to who every you are talking to. Swiftkey knows I'm talking to you about keyboards, but I tried with quicktype and it had no idea what I was saying.
     
  10. sheppy1 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah I noticed that too! Apple Keyboard doesn't seem to be aware of different conversations with different people at all, it does suggest answers to certain situations from people I message but they never change, they are always the same, default answers which don't fit the situation at all..
     
  11. dilap macrumors 6502a

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    This is weird but you are the only person I have had a nice conversation with on Macrumors. I also use Touchpal but swiftkey is more accurate. One thing, your current devices are very old, but your last devices are more Recent!? Do you have any newer devices? Sorry to be so nosy.
     
  12. sheppy1 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Haha that makes me worry about the community here slightly! But you too :) Have actually got an answer to my question for once too! So thanks for helping me out :). Haha well spotted ;) I'll update them now. I do have a lot of current devices which are actually quite old though like my G3 iMac :p
     
  13. dkh587 macrumors regular

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    The suggestion bar is starting to grow on me.. I find myself using it pretty frequently. I do wish it would learn my slang and common phrases I use that aren't exactly correct English :p
     
  14. sheppy1 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Haha maybe that's the problem then! I do use odd words and phrases, wouldn't say they are slang..just maybe not what Apple would define as "English" lol. I may have just been spoilt by swift key which seemed startlingly accurate and the suggestion bar seemed to know what I wanted to type before I typed it
     
  15. enthusiastic macrumors regular

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    I have noticed that the Apple Keyboard learns more slowly than SwiftKey. Maybe it is more cautious.

    Slightly off-topic but I noticed that if you have half-typed a word and the correct word is being suggested and you press send, the half-typed word is sent instead of the corrected word. This is a change from iOS 7 and earlier. I find this particularly annoying since I have to make it a point to press some commit-the-change-key like space bar or period before sending. Anyone else seeing this issue?
     

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