iPad autocorrect substantially inferior to iPhone/iPod Touch?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by nsdjoe, Apr 9, 2010.

  1. nsdjoe macrumors member

    Apr 9, 2010
    Did a search and didn't see a topic on this yet.

    I was doing some test typing in my iPad and I noticed it won't correct certain mistakes that iPhone corrects and others it corrects differently (and usually more incorrectly) than iPhone.

    By way of for instance (the only one I can remember at the moment, but there were many more): iPhone correctly corrects "nakes" to "makes," whereas iPad does not.

    Are they using a different (and inferior) dictionary?? Is it possible my iPhone dictionary has learned and is now better? I don't remember this kind of issue when last upgrading to a new iPhone.

    edit, another: blwck is corrected to black on iphone but is left as misspelled on ipad.
  2. beaner454 macrumors regular

    Apr 22, 2003
    I'm guessing that the auto correct on the iPad is intentionally less aggressive since the keyboard is bigger and you're less likely to make many simple mistakes. So they toned it back thinking that some were intentional.

    Hopefully Apple will be listening to the suggestions on this feature and tune it accordingly.
  3. jeffy777 macrumors 6502

    Mar 21, 2010
    I'm pretty sure it adjusts to your typing and vocabulary as time goes on, but I could be wrong. At least it seems that way on the iPhone.
  4. kes601 macrumors regular

    Aug 3, 2008
    I agree it is inferior. Half the time it doesn't even autocorrect my lowercase i into uppercase I. Very annoying to be used to not having to capitalize it on a touch screen and then have to backspace and capitalize it.
  5. nsdjoe thread starter macrumors member

    Apr 9, 2010
    I hope they change it to be similar to iPhone. Because of the larger keyboard i find myself trying to type faster which leads to even more mistakes.

    it's pretty easy to double tap the mistakes and correct them but I'd prefer a more aggressive autocorrect.
  6. rkdiddy macrumors 65816


    Mar 19, 2008
    OC Baby!
    It's funny that you mention this - since I was just thinking about this.

    I find myself constantly having to go back and fix the words I type - where as my iPhone I can just hammer away and 99.8% it correctly corrects my typing.

    I was hoping it just needed to 'learn' how I type - but it hasn't seemed to improve much over the last week.

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