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

TH55

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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.
 

ARizz44

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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.
 

TH55

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It's always been ducking terrible... for as far back as I can remember.
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.
 

MacDaddyPanda

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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.
 

MisterSavage

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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".
 
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Coffee_Time

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

ok3wire

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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.
 
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napabar

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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.
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.
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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?
How about the technology works likes it's supposed to? Like, what I paid for?
 

Mac2019

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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.
 

rafark

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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.
 

apolloa

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Time, because it rules EVERYTHING!
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.
 
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ok3wire

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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.
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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