Autocorrecting one character

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  1. tigerchic6099 macrumors newbie

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    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 Westmere

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

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    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

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    Could you try setting up a text replacement of "&a" to "&" ?
     
  5. C DM macrumors Westmere

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

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    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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