Disable the autocorrection!

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by saperlot, Sep 16, 2008.

  1. saperlot macrumors newbie

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  3. WhySoSerious macrumors 65816

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  4. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Same here. On rare occasions it can be a pain, but it saves me way more often.
     
  5. snverhallen macrumors 6502a

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    I like auto-correction, but I do think it would be handy to be able to disable at times. Like when IMing, I use lots of short versions and slang, so it would be nice if auto-correction was off for that.

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  6. slicecom macrumors 68020

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    Without autocorrect, my texts would look something like this:

    hwu wjats uo? di uou wsny ti cgukk yomifgt?
     
  7. domness macrumors 6502a

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    It's bloody brilliant! The only change I would like, is to add words to the dictionary... like litrally most phones.
     
  8. saperlot thread starter macrumors newbie

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    i don't know how it is on english but on german it's so horrible. No word is right
     
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  10. Trip.Tucker Guest

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    Some of my best typing is when I'm drunk! :D
     
  11. ratbatblue macrumors 6502

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    Strange hybrid of Polish, Czech, and Dutch.
     
  12. cellocello macrumors 68000

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    I also like the auto-correct, but a place where I could enter and manage my own words would be great.
     
  13. mouchoir macrumors 6502a

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    I can imagine it would be annoying for those that can't spell, or only know how to write in text speak. ;)
     
  14. iPhoneJoe macrumors member

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    auto correct is great. Adding words to dictionary would be better
     
  15. psywzrd macrumors 68030

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    Being able to view and edit the dictionary would be great in addition to having the option to disable the autocorrection.
     
  16. Ntombi macrumors 68030

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    I love the auto-correction!

    And it loves me too. :p It knows my name already.
     
  17. rsk137 macrumors member

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    Don't quote me on this, but I believe that there's something on a jailbroke phone that allows you to turn off the auto correct.

    Not entirely sure, just something I think I read somewhere.
     
  18. Rojo macrumors 65816

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    Agreed.
    It's maybe 5% annoyance, but 95% life-saver/time-saver.

    A disable option would be nice -- as I can see rare times where you may need to have it off. However, I would MUCH rather have the ability to add words to the dictionary quicker. The whole "type it enough times and it gets added" approach is unreliable and unpredictable. Some words I've typed just a few times have been added, while other words I type on a daily basis have yet to be included in the dictionary, and are always attempting to be corrected!
     
  19. Aznsensation45 macrumors regular

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    i like the autocorrect, it just needs a add new words to the dictionary type of thing so i can add things like lol and ur and omfg and omg and wtf and stuff like that.
     
  20. iblastoff macrumors 6502

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    yep. mine is jailbroken and i can turn autocorrection on and off at a whim.
     
  21. Cynicalone macrumors 68040

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    I like it, my phone knows me well by now and it makes me an even faster typer imo.

    I suppose I could see it being an option for those who don't want it.
     
  22. anjinha macrumors 604

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    Mine knows my name too :D
     
  23. Anuba macrumors 68040

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    Autocorrect is great when you communicate in a single language, but please remember that a lot of people live a bilingual or multilingual life. Immigrants all over the world; the Spanish community in the US; people of all nationalities who communicate a lot in English on the web; countries with two or more official languages (Canada, Switzerland, Belgium, Finland etc etc etc). I'm Swedish and I write in English half of the time, as I have a lot of foreign clients, colleagues and friends. We also use numerous English terms in daily speech (especially tech terminology) that haven't made it into the Swedish dictionary, and the iPhone insists on replacing these with all sorts of senseless stuff, and you only notice when the recipient responds "what do you mean 'Please milk my hello oven'? Are you high?"

    This is the worst conceivable implementation of spell checking in history, because it's based on a "guilty until proven innocent" principle. I'm usually very much innocent of typos and I shouldn't have to prove to the bleedin' phone that I actually know what I'm typing. I'll be happy to take suggestions for words, though.
     
  24. Ferris23 macrumors 68020

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    DISABLE THE AUTO CORRECTION!


    Nice thread title, I thought you found a way to disable it.
     

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