Autocorrection: "WTF" always made capital

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  1. Savage macrumors 6502

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    Is there anything I can do to change my autocorrection to not always turn "wtf" into "WTF" other than canceling the autocorrection each time I type it?
     
  2. gloss macrumors 601

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    After you cancel it a few times in a row it'll learn your preferred formatting.
     
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  4. Savage thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Literally in a row? I've canceled it numerous times since owning my phone. But never in a row.

    I use capital when it should be capital. But there have been plenty of times when I accidentally send it as capital and it makes it seem much more dramatic than it should be which looks weird for the person on the other end.
     
  5. iceterminal macrumors 68000

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    I agree. However when I type in lol it comes out as Lol. I'd prefer it to correct it to LOL if possible.
    Anyone know how you can change a word in the dictionary to your preferred spelling?
     
  6. I AN LEGEND macrumors regular

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    hahaha. so true.
     
  7. Savage thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I'm still curious about this. My phone also won't learn "hell". Instead it always autocorrects to "he'll" and I usually accidentally sent it. Weh.
     
  8. spiceykim macrumors member

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    Haha I have the same problem and it irritates me to no end!
     
  9. mrathee macrumors 6502

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    I assumed it would learn after a few times but it hasnt

    in fact, i just typed it 25 times, and each time it tried to autocorrect to WTF and i had to cancel the correction.

    blurg.
     
  10. kdarling macrumors demi-god

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    I don't believe the iPhone autocorrect will learn new words.

    I've heard that it simply learns our preference on words that it DOES already have in its dictionary.

    As for "WTF", it seems to be a case where it simply assumes it's an acronym and so should be capitalized.
     
  11. Zaft macrumors 68040

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    that was bothering me too so i completly turned off auto correct.
     
  12. anjinha macrumors 604

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    It does learn new words, mine learned to recognize CHEESEBURGEREMERGENCY.
     
  13. frunkis54 macrumors 65816

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    I think im having one of thos right now:D
     
  14. ALWAYSBLESS macrumors member

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    Someone should create a caps lock toggle Just like a regular keyboard
     
  15. Savage thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I'm not sure if I understand you correctly, but you can toggle caps lock on your iPhone by double tapping the (shift) arrow on the keypad.
     
  16. ATC macrumors 6502a

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    I miss my Blackberry's auto text where I would type "wer"+space and it'll give me "we're". Wish there was a way to add custom text shortcuts on the iPhone.
     
  17. Savage thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yeah! Custom shortcuts would be sick. I never thought of that.
     
  18. ALWAYSBLESS macrumors member

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    Lol cheers!
     
  19. kopite19 macrumors regular

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    I'm am iPhone user and predictive test war my ikea
     
  20. Hellishness macrumors 65816

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    Oh it most definitely does. Mine AC's screwy stuff like "Yeppppp" which I can't have typed more than once. Now it always changes as to "a's" because I typed it once. The he'll crap annoys the hell out of me...
     
  21. Nevpaurion macrumors regular

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    After doing some research I found an arstechnica article about this.

    Apparently the best way to teach your phone words is to go to Safari and google the word. Once you have googled the word it will be learned by the phone and it will even offer to auto complete that word if you start spelling it.

    This is something I tried and can vouch for.

    Actually it was an appletell article that credited arstechnica with the information.

    http://www.appletell.com/apple/comment/how-to-teach-your-iphone-custom-words/
     
  22. BDoggPrelude macrumors regular

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    ^^^Nada tostada. Just tried this like 20 times. Still wants to autocorrect "hell" into "he'll".

    Not that it matters. I type that word so much that I've "autocorrected" myself to just push the little x button to stop the autocorrection every time. :rolleyes:
     
  23. Bandolier macrumors 6502a

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    My theory is that it changes wtf to WTF because it makes the sender look stupid. After feeling that feeling of stupidity so many times after typing "wtf" it'll drill into your subconscious and you'll stop saying wtf. I think it's Apple's way of censoring the world one word at a time.
     
  24. Savage thread starter macrumors 6502

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    When I saw your name in the last post column I knew I'd be in for reading a lousy attempt at a troll post. Congratulations, you are the most boring and just terrible on-going troll I know of! You're bad at sarcasm, don't sound badass or rebellious like you try so hard to do, and aren't even slightly entertaining. You'd think you would have realized that and tried something new by now, lol.
     
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    easy, dude

     

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