Autocorrecting one character

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by tigerchic6099, Nov 2, 2016.

  1. tigerchic6099 macrumors newbie

    Nov 2, 2016
    Hello! My iPhone has been doing this really annoying autocorrect for some time and I can't get it to stop.... it autocorrects my ampersands (&) to have an additional character after it. For instance, when I type "macaroni & cheese", it autocorrects it to "macaroni &a cheese" or "macaroni &I cheese". I've tried to add in " & " as a shortcut, but it doesn't allow it since it's technically only one character... Has anyone else had this issue and if so, how do I fix it?
  2. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    Have you tried resetting your keyboard dictionary (from Settings > General > Reset)?
  3. tigerchic6099 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 2, 2016
    I just reset my keyboard, went to my messages and typed "Macaroni & cheese" and it still wants to correct it to "Macaroni &a cheese". :( Any other ideas?
  4. 5684697 Suspended


    Sep 22, 2007
    Could you try setting up a text replacement of "&a" to "&" ?
  5. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    I believe those have to be at least 3 characters or more.
  6. ZZ Bottom macrumors 6502a

    Apr 14, 2010
    My iPhone 6s running latest iOS 10 refuses to let me type "&" without adding an "a" onto it.

    OP did you find a solution to this absurd annoyance?


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