iOS 5 autocorrects apostrophes incorrectly

jent

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With iOS 4, I could write words like goin' and thinkin' and the iPhone wouldn't correct them. In iOS 5, if I type goin' the iPhone will correct it to going', which is obviously not what I want. How can I fix this? Has anyone else experienced this?
 

Jason S.

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Jul 23, 2007
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With iOS 4, I could write words like goin' and thinkin' and the iPhone wouldn't correct them. In iOS 5, if I type goin' the iPhone will correct it to going', which is obviously not what I want. How can I fix this? Has anyone else experienced this?
When it offers the correction, tap the blue "x" to cancel it before it corrects it. After a few times, it will learn that you don't want it corrected.
 

jent

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Mar 31, 2010
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When it offers the correction, tap the blue "x" to cancel it before it corrects it. After a few times, it will learn that you don't want it corrected.
That's on a word-by-word basis. iOS 4 understood apostrophes correctly.
 

Arelunde

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Jul 6, 2011
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CA Central Coast
Every time there's an update or change in the iOS, your device has to relearn your vocabulary quirks. So, iOS4 had your apostrophes memorized; iOS5 hasn't learned it yet. Follow the advice of the poster above and soon it will work fine.