iPhone X I can’t believe how horrible autocorrect is now

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by TH55, Aug 1, 2019.

  1. TH55 macrumors 68030

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    There is literally no excuse for the leading smartphone manufacturer to have such terrible spelling correction. It almost NEVER capitalizes extremely common names and proper nouns and is usually misses obvious misspellings of very common words, often when they’re only misspelled by only one letter! It is so bad that I have had to literally use the text replacement feature to create keyboard shortcuts to autocorrect words I regularly type that it doesn’t capitalize! And even then it still doesn’t always work!!!

    I just don’t get it, I specifically remember the first generation of iOS being significantly better than this, it used to pick up almost everything no matter how off it was. It was brilliant. How could the leading smartphone brand have gone downhill??! It is infuriating.
     
  2. MacDawg macrumors Core

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    Doesn't seem to be that bad to me
    Maybe I'm just a better typist and don't misspell as many words as you do
     
  3. TH55 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    It’s mostly capitalization
     
  4. TravisPNW macrumors 6502a

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    It's always been ducking terrible... for as far back as I can remember.
     
  5. ARizz44 macrumors 6502a

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    I feel your pain. I have had to use the keyboard shortcuts creatively as well which has helped to a degree. Sometimes it blows my mind what the words autocorrect to because they aren't remotely close. Other times, the word is spelled correctly but autocorrect keeps trying to change it so I have to intentionally select the word on the far left of suggestions to override the autocorrect.
     
  6. TH55 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    First gen iOS was pretty solid, idk when you joined team Apple but I distinctly recall typing gibberish with my eyes closed and it still figured out what I was trying to type.
     
  7. MacDaddyPanda macrumors regular

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    I can't stand autocorrection on the phone. That's always one of the 1st things I disable when setting up a new phone. Because I can type ok. So I automatically correct myself. The autocorrect gets in the way or messes up my brain because it tries to correct using the completely wrong word.
     
  8. now i see it macrumors 68040

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    Everyone knows iOS autocorrect blows. It's like complaining about noisy mockingbirds - everyone knows
     
  9. TheSkywalker77 macrumors 65816

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  10. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

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    It is not perfect but I am surprised on how well my phone and iPad's spell checker works.
     
  11. joeblow7777 macrumors 603

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    Autocorrect is fine and never makes mistakes! What's your ducking problem?!

    :D:p
     
  12. MisterSavage macrumors 65816

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    I've had to create shortcuts for a few words as well. Many times when I want to use "well" it replaces it with "we'll".
     
  13. Coffee_Time macrumors regular

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    I don't know how it goes with iOs but SwiftKey keyboard is the best since like 5 years ago
     
  14. SnyG macrumors regular

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  15. ok3wire macrumors member

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    My biggest wish is that there were just a little more separation between the bottom row of letters and the space bar.

    If I had a dime for every time an attempt at a “c” or an “n” created an extra space, automatically added the period and then capitalized the next letter, I’d be able to afford a new iPhone.
     
  16. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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    How about users take responsibility for their own writing, instead of complaining about a program that isn’t doing what many know needs to be done?
     
  17. napabar macrumors 6502

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    I agree with you 100%! It was better back in 2007. What the hell happened? I hate Google, but typing in a malformed word always gets me the correct spelling everytime. Sad. This should be how the iPhone works.
    --- Post Merged, Aug 1, 2019 ---
    How about the technology works likes it's supposed to? Like, what I paid for?
     
  18. MisterSavage macrumors 65816

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    With a full keyboard I could get behind this but when you're typing on a tiny screen and prone to mistakes not so much.
     
  19. littlerock72202 macrumors newbie

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    as a former spell bee, I never ever like auto correct!
     
  20. PorkPump macrumors newbie

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    Without a doubt it’s gotten worse for sure.
     
  21. dawesie1 macrumors regular

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    The one that gets me most is capitalising 'may' every single time even when it is obvious that the use of the word is not to describe the month but as a verb.
     
  22. TH55 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Really? I feel like when I’ve posted about it in the past people have acted like it was just me.
     
  23. rafark macrumors 65816

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    10000% agree. It's somehow useful but it's overall a bit dumb, especially on os x. Google search is much better at guessing words, and it's even context-aware.
     
  24. apolloa, Aug 2, 2019
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    apolloa macrumors G5

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    Apparently, Apples auto correct uses the cloud, so it bases its data in all iPhone user inputs bad spelling and slang and all.. hence it’s now pretty bad these days.
    No idea if thats true or not, but it’s not the best system. But better then nothing I suppose.
     
  25. ok3wire macrumors member

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    Is that why my iPhone apparently thinks I should never again use the word “were” and instead substitutes the contraction “we’re” 100% of the time?
     

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