Autocorrecting Lol, Idk & other short acronyms to lowercase at beginning of sentence

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  1. TH55 macrumors 68030

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    I have reset my keyboard dictionary multiple times and it's still doing this. When I type Lol, Idk or other short acronyms as the first word in a sentence it autocorrects them to lowercase as lol and idk, even after hitting x and manually correcting it multiple times. I'm so frustrated right now, has anyone else experienced this?
     
  2. myscrnnm macrumors 65816

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    Have you tried entering them in Shortcuts the way you want them to appear? I don't know if that affects the case, but it's worth a shot if you haven't already.
     
  3. TH55 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Oh good idea, thanks. Why is it doing this, though?
     
  4. myscrnnm macrumors 65816

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    Probably because the phone now recognizes them as words, but treats them like regular words and capitalizes them automatically.
     
  5. TH55 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    No re-read my op. I'm saying it lowercases them at the beginning of a sentence where they should be capitalized.
     
  6. myscrnnm macrumors 65816

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    Probably because the system thinks that they are proper nouns like trademarks, so it autocorrects them to the way you typed them most often in the past.
     
  7. TH55 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    But shouldn't resetting my keyboard dictionary fix this?
     
  8. TH55 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Resetting your keyboard dictionary erases all of that.
     
  9. freestyle1228 macrumors newbie

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    Yes, I am also very frustrated by this. No matter how many DOZENS of times I have selected "Lol" as what I prefer to use to start a sentence, it still selects "lol" as the default. Considering this is probably the number one most commonly used acronym in the texting universe, it is annoying how remarkably dumb the iPhone is when it comes to things like this.
     
  10. TH55 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Hey look I'm not crazy
     
  11. bufffilm, May 29, 2017
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    I'm more inclined to say "the blind leading the blind". You and he should commiserate together.

    Siri is stupid, but the dictionary works as advertised.
     
  12. I7guy macrumors G5

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    Try removing the Apple dictionary and see if it helps.
     
  13. TH55 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    How are you calling us blind?? It is people like you turning a blind eye to glaring flaws like this.
     
  14. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    More likely that most people aren't really experiencing most of these kinds of "flaws".
     
  15. TH55 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Most of these are not subjective, whether or not someone notices or chooses to acknowledge them is one thing, but it is clear they exist.
     
  16. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Not necessarily. Many/most people are likely not experiencing the autocorrect oddities mentioned in this thread, or staying logged into sites, or various other things.
     
  17. FreyZ macrumors newbie

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    I completely agree with you both. The autocorrect of Lol to lowercase at the beginning of a sentence is so frustrating!! It's 4th grade English. Come on, Apple!
     
  18. freestyle1228 macrumors newbie

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    I don't think you quite understand what we're referring to... but hey, thanks for the thinly veiled insult
     

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