My iPhone will not agree with me on spelling

sviato

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Original poster
Oct 27, 2010
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HR 9038 A
When iOS5 came out and shortcuts were added to the iphone dictionary/keyboard, most of my problems with autocorrect were solved: ex. I was able to make a shortcut to say sh*it when I actually typed it and not have it autocorrect to shut or ship.

However, one error could not be corrected and it's one of my most used words: aight. I guess it's a shorter word for alright that people of my generation in my area started using like 5 years ago and a lot of people I talk to use it.

"aight" always autocorrects to "sight". There is one situation where it sometimes doesn't, and that's if I start an iMessage with it. But in texts it always auto-corrects whether I'm starting a sentence or not.

Is there any way to make my autocorrect not correct this word ?
 

Cripps

macrumors regular
Jun 22, 2011
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I hope "aight" never appears in a dictionary.
Even conceding your right to coin new words, it's offensive to the ear.:)
 
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ahdickter

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Jun 12, 2011
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
If you wanted to, you could always add this word as a shortcut (add the word 'ai' as the shortcut.) Alternatively, if you type out "aight" and stop the autocorrect enough times, your iPhone will add it to its own dictionary.
 
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AlphaVictor87

macrumors 6502a
Sep 7, 2011
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Saint Louis, MO
just add it as the phrase in the shortcut. don't give it a shortcut (you will see it says optional)

this will let you start to type it that way without your phone autocorrecting
 
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