Auto-INcorrect

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by Beachguy, Jan 7, 2014.

  1. Beachguy macrumors 6502a

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    I've noticed since updating to iOS 7.xx, on both iPads, when I go to add an apostrophe-s ('s), iOS replaces what I type with some nonsense instead, like substituting "it' said" for "it's a".

    Is anyone else seeing this? Am I able to remove bad things from the dictionary?

    I have done the reset from the settings. It did not change.
     
  2. Armen macrumors 604

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    There was already a thread on this. autocorrect butchers We'll and well also.
     
  3. Altis macrumors 68020

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    Mine replaced "Kaitlin" (spelt perfectly) with "Maki toon". I have no idea what that means.

    Good luck!
     
  4. batting1000 macrumors 604

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    So you're saying you didn't mean to say Maki toon? :)
     
  5. TheKrs1 macrumors 6502

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    Maki = a type of sushi = Valid Word
    Toon = Short for cartoon = Valid Word

    Try adding Kaitlin to your shortcut list or make sure it's listed as a name in your address book. (Not that it's a solution. iOS should also learn that you use that word once you have manually fixed it a few times).
     
  6. Armen macrumors 604

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    I wonder if there is some kind of auto-correct language bleed. In other words, if you have your language set to English is it possible you may get a autocorrect suggestion in French?
     
  7. batting1000 macrumors 604

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    While they may be real words, Kaitlin and Maki toon are completely unrelated and spelled differently. Even if it were to auto-correct Kaitlin, it would/should be to another spelling of the name and not Maki toon.
     
  8. Altis macrumors 68020

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    It's so far off still. The letters are different, and those two words don't go together.

    I could sort of understand getting "Shevardnadze" from "shev" (trying to spell "shed")... But this is just so far off. Sushi cartoon isn't a likely combination either... ;)
     
  9. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Autocorrect must know a lot about Soviet politics. ;)
     
  10. stiligFox macrumors 65816

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    I have the same exact issue with my iPad 2. It butchers punctuation, usually by removing the proper apostrophe and inserting a space, so I have double spaces between words in the middle of sentences.

    I miss iOS6 where autocorrect wouldn't try to fix multiple words at a time...
     
  11. iArch macrumors regular

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    Yes. Endlessly. It wasn't a problem before, now an absolute PITA.
     
  12. Beachguy thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks. Now I don't feel as if I screwed something up.;)
     
  13. Altis macrumors 68020

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    Certainly more than I did! Had to look that one up. On one hand I'm impressed with the complexity of autocorrect... On the other, I question the likelihood of using some of these words or names, and some of it's choices.
     
  14. joshforman macrumors regular

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    Auto-INcorrect


    Part of the auto-correct algorithm is to not just look at the letters that you typed as most spell checks do, but actually look at what keys are near the ones you pressed that might actually be from the words you're trying to type.

    I remember in the original keynote, they showed someone typing "ouzza" and it auto corrected to "pizza"
     
  15. cynics macrumors G3

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    I feel as if it's gotten worse with iOS 7.

    Now it will correct a word prior to the word I'm typing making both incorrect. It's rare so I can't show an example but it still has the previous issues of iOS 6 plus new ones.

    I have found cleaning the dictionary on occasion helps.
     

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