iOS 5 Auto-correct

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by BBD90, Oct 15, 2011.

  1. BBD90 macrumors member

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    Can you add stuff to it? I like using it since it helps me type fast but it constantly changes "yo" to "to" even though I added it to my shortcut phrases in the keyboard settings.
     
  2. yanki01 macrumors 68040

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    i dont think so?

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    actually, you can turn off auto-correction.
     
  3. kes601 macrumors regular

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    You can add your own shortcuts. I added one that will change tow to tomorrow. You could try adding one that simply changes yo to yo.
     
  4. BBD90 thread starter macrumors member

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    I did that exact thing but when I am texting it still turns "yo" to "to" despite having a shortcut to turn "yo" to "yo."

    I dont want to turn it off, I like it for the most part but certain words are annoying lol
     
  5. yanki01 macrumors 68040

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    just tested yo myself and doesnt seem to work.
     
  6. Ashwood11 macrumors 65816

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    The dictionary it uses obviously doesn't contain slang words. The solution is to backspace over the "o" in "yo" and retype it but that will slow you down. It's that, or turn off the correction feature.
     
  7. 130guy macrumors newbie

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    Making a shortcut to turn yo to.... yo does not work as I thought that would solve. Works for other words (including 'naughty' ones).

    (Edited to undo my poor advice)
     
  8. BBD90 thread starter macrumors member

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    Just wanted to post that "Yo" is no longer turning into "to," I don't know how it just started working.
     
  9. Patriks7 macrumors 65816

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    As far as I know, auto-correct "learns" your words over time. You just have to go through the hell of retyping the word a couple times.
     
  10. 130guy macrumors newbie

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    Don't think so. I've been uncorrecting several frequently used words for over a year now.
     
  11. gescom macrumors regular

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    It will learn, you just need to consistently spell the same words.
     
  12. 130guy macrumors newbie

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    Well I've been typing 'sched' and uncorrecting it from 'ached' forever with no apparent end in sight...
     

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