"i'y" is driving me crazy!

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by james92se, Jul 18, 2010.

  1. james92se macrumors 6502a

    Jun 21, 2010
    Dallas, TX
    I've had iPhones since day one back in 2007, and each one has always had little quirks as far as the auto-correction on the text-messaging.

    My 2G would always change "with" to "Witt" which was annoying.

    My 3G would repeatedly change "for" to "fir", which kind of drove me crazy.

    My new iPhone 4 repeatedly changes "it" to "i'y" which REALLY drives me crazy. It does it probably 60% of the time and far more often than my older iPhones used to mis-auto-correct things.

    What in the world is "i'y" anyway??? Is anybody else getting "i'y"?
  2. bluenoise macrumors 6502a

    Jul 16, 2008
    I've never had my iPhones change legitimate words to other words like that. There have been times where I've typed a word incorrectly with some letters out of order and accidentally told it the word was spelled correctly. This made subsequent instances of that word get auto-completed with my wrong spelling because that's what I taught it.
  3. dalee18 macrumors newbie

    Jun 18, 2010
    That's really strange. I've never seen any of the substitutions you describe.
  4. serialtoon macrumors 6502a


    Jul 1, 2009
    Long Beach
    Is there a way to add words to the dictionary or delete the dictionary in case it tries to correct too much?
  5. bluenoise macrumors 6502a

    Jul 16, 2008
    I'm not sure, but there is a reset that implies it would do it.

    Settings/General/Reset/Reset Keyboard Dictionary

    I don't know if that's new to ios4, but I don't recall seeing it before.
  6. braddick macrumors 68040


    Jun 28, 2009
    Encinitas, CA
    Correcting it once or twice (tapping the little x that bubbles next to the word) should correct the problem.

    Going into and reseting the keyboard will only erase the memory and you will need to correct the problem again.
  7. Blueline29 macrumors 68020


    Jun 16, 2009
    Indian Rocks Beach, FL
    I'm not sure you can "teach" it new words, either. I know I could on my Blackberry, but if it were possible on the iPhone, I'd have to think that all of my eleventy thousand corrections of "he'll" back to the "hell" that I'd actually intended to type would have taken SOME kind of effect by now. However, a certain other obscenity no longer changes to "ducking" automatically anymore, which is nice.
  8. nospeed411 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 15, 2010
    east coast
    It is a learning dictionary...I often use things like "Yooooooooo" to summon ones attention in a text message. It now inserts it as son as I type "yo" Seems to take a few instances , maybe 3 or 4 , till it learns
  9. lawrence32 macrumors member

    Jun 18, 2010
    I love the auto correction for "pimped". I have forgotten to fix that a few times in my texts lol
  10. treyjustice macrumors 65816


    Jun 14, 2009
  11. Chunkycat macrumors 6502

    Jul 12, 2010
    Mine is smart, doesn't do things you describe. And it does learn new words, after I type them in a couple of times.
  12. toxictrix macrumors 6502a

    Jan 8, 2009

    Mine does me to mr. Pisses me off every time!
  13. LoLife macrumors regular

    Jun 1, 2010
    Reno, NV
    I've heard, not actually tried, but to have your phone learn NEW words all you have to do is go in to safari and in the top right hand corner googlel the word that you want your dictonary to learn. If anyone knows how to fix the auto correct from happening everytime please let me know, I hate the hell to he'll and the me to mr
  14. apple.pseudofan macrumors regular

    Apr 13, 2010
    Far and away the most annoying one is when I actually type 'fir' but mean 'for'

    Happens entirely too frequently and wish I could set it to autocorrect to 'for'

    Also, when intending to type 'i', sometimes I hit 'j'. Why on earth would it just leave that as j?

    End rant
  15. Ronnoco macrumors 68030


    Oct 16, 2007
    United States of America

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