iPhone auto correct.......

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  1. Dino F macrumors 68000

    Dino F

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    This is extremely minor but has always bugged me nevertheless.....:confused:

    Why does the iPhone 4, ALWAYS (well mine always does!!) correct me whenever I type the word, 'white'?

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    i.e. - when I'm typing the word 'white' - my iPhone 4 always auto corrects it to 'White' - even when its in the middle of a sentence :confused::confused:
     
  2. cookiesnfooty macrumors 6502

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    because white is a word and it is attempting to correct to White as a surname hence the capitalization of the w.
     
  3. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_3_2 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8H7 Safari/6533.18.5)

    I think it's more to do with the white house than it being a surname
     
  4. dave420 macrumors 65816

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    I understand your frustration...My friend's phone always replaces the word "in" with "I'n" which I really don't understand. If you go into settings there is an option to reset the keyboard dictionary that might be worth a try.
     
  5. Interstella5555 macrumors 603

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    That makes no sense at all; my phone doesn't auto cap "white" nor "white house."
     
  6. ThaDoggg macrumors 6502a

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    My iPhone also autocorrects some common words and it is quite annoying at times but I've come to accept it. :(
     
  7. dave420 macrumors 65816

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    Maybe the original poster frequently writes "White" and the phone has learned that as a new word?
     
  8. AdeFowler macrumors 68020

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    I wish the text input was more predictive and less corrective; it's forever attempting to split word into two :(
     
  9. TaterToT macrumors 6502

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    If there is someone in your contacts with the last name White then that will be the reason it's auto correcting it
     
  10. VulchR macrumors 68020

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    I wish the auto-correct cancel button was bigger - it wouldn't be such a hassle otherwise.
     
  11. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    thats correct i write Oakland A's a lot and now when i type "as" it corrects it to a's

    if your jailbroken ManualCorrect is a must
     
  12. The Californian macrumors 68040

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    You most likely have someone in your contacts with the name "White".
     
  13. johneaston macrumors regular

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    Mine always tries to correct "asst." (as in assistant) to Asst. I don't even know what an Asst is let alone why it should be capitalised.

    I wish the dictionary would learn.
     
  14. msb3079 macrumors 6502a

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    auto-correct is one of the worst parts of iOS. I really hope they fix it.. just horrible. it doesn't figure out simple words but then will come up with whack ones.
     
  15. johneaston macrumors regular

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    Or, at the very least, have the option of turning it off.

    I also wish it would recognise web addresses so it wouldn't try and write www.Google.Co.UK
     
  16. Dino F thread starter macrumors 68000

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    ......actually no - I never write the word, 'White'. I only ever write, 'white' (with no capital) but my iPhone ALWAYS auto-corrects it (incorrectly) to, 'White'. And I also do not have ANY contacts with the name, 'White' either so these 2 possible reasons are both invalid!

    .....some other poster recommended I try resetting the dictionary - anyone know exactly what this actually does?! :S


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  17. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    you can turn it off
     
  18. dave420 macrumors 65816

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    That was me too...I would assume that would cause the phone to unlearn any words it has learned from how you type. For some reason it has picked up White. The disadvantage is that the phone would lose all the words it has learned from you. I suggested it to my friend who always has the phone correcting in to I'n, but he didn't it to lose all the words the phone learned
     
  19. collisos macrumors member

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    my autocorrect changes mad to max...don't really understand how that happened
     
  20. iRach macrumors member

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  21. iApples macrumors 65816

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    You can reset the keyboard dictionary and this will fix most of the auto correct problems.

    Settings > General > Reset > Reset keyboard dictionary.
     
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  23. JetBlack7 macrumors 68020

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    Pardon me the question, but is your iPhone black? If it is, it's a racism thing xD
     
  24. Sorilla macrumors newbie

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  25. fender57 macrumors 6502

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    I find more positives than negatives with the auto-correct feature. It predicts many words and saves keystrokes for me more than it tries to "correct" words I spell a certain way.
     

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