Do you use predictive text on the iPhone?

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  1. Hieveryone macrumors 68020

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  2. bpeeps macrumors 68020

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    No. I only select one of the three options when Autocorrect wants to correct my slang.
     
  3. laudern macrumors 6502a

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    Apple's predictive text sucks balls. I use SwiftKey. Soooo much better as a keyboard and predictive text is more context sensitive than Apple's.

    I do wish SwiftKey would add the Trackpad feature that is new to ios9
     
  4. Hieveryone thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Can't they read your passwords? That's why I've avoided third party keyboards so far.
     
  5. laudern macrumors 6502a

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    No, as far as I'm aware the keyboard changes back to the apple keyboard when you are in a password entry box. So you still use apple keychain even when using a 3rd party keyboard.
     
  6. Berthacrowley macrumors member

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    I hate predictive text with the burning fire of 1,000,000 suns!
     
  7. Hieveryone thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Just to be clear, by predictive text I mean that box of 3 words above your keyboard.
     
  8. nburwell macrumors 68040

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    I use it on occasion. It's not the most accurate, but if I'm quickly composing a text, it get a gist of what I'm trying to type.
     
  9. AllergyDoc macrumors 65816

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    I use it frequently, but I've only been texting for 4 years It's faster for me.
     
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  11. jlevy73 macrumors member

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    When I do use the iOS keyboard it works pretty well. Although I find the swiftkey auto-correct feature to be much better.
     
  12. AppleFan22 macrumors regular

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    Never in all my life will I use predictive text. If anything, it just gets in the way when I'm trying to see the keyboard.
     
  13. CNeufeld macrumors 6502a

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    You know you can turn it off, right? Not sure why it offends you so badly...

    Personally, I rarely use it, because having to look from where I'm typing to pick a word that it offers seems slower than just typing it out anyway. But I use it occasionally.

    C
     
  14. AppleFan22 macrumors regular

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    Yeah, I've got it disabled. I just prefer a neater view when typing things.
     
  15. Hieveryone thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I've noticed it is probably slower Than typing out the whole word
     
  16. CNeufeld macrumors 6502a

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    I can appreciate that, especially if you're not going to use it anyway...

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  18. Hieveryone thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I kind of figured out when it is useful. If the word is long, like ophthalmologist, then it is very useful.

    But if the word is short like, cake, you're better off typing it.
     
  19. xsimplyjosh macrumors member

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    Not really, 99% of the time i'm accurate with what I want, and because I use two hands to type [hell to those one handed users]... I don't have to worry.

    Unless you're one handing a lot, then maybe Yes I could see some use into it but imo it's just not useful...
     
  20. sunking101 macrumors 603

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    I've never used predictive text or auto-correct on any phone and it's one of the first things I switch off.
     
  21. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    Auto-correct, yes.
    Predictive text, no.

    I have it turned off. Can't understand how moving my fingers and eyes up there is anything but slower than just typing. Probably the dumbest iPhone feature ever introduced.
     
  22. Hieveryone thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Like I said I think it's useful for words like ophthalmologist

    Saves a boat load of time. But for most words no.
     
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    Auto correct is turned off on every computer, ipad and iphone I own. I also turned off predictive text.
     

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