My Phone Won't Learn "Hell"!

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  1. AbSoluTc macrumors 68040

    AbSoluTc

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    How in the world do I get my phone to learn the word "hell" and stop trying to auto correct it to "he'll"? No matter how many times I say no, that's what I want - it keeps wanting to fix it. I was under the impression it would "learn" after a while? :confused:
     
  2. Satanic Goat macrumors regular

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    I've noticed that. Its a word I like to use quite a lot too. It will learn the naughty words easily enough!
     
  3. Lka macrumors newbie

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    I use that word very often and mine won't either. Never has on any iPhone. It always ends up he'll.
     
  4. eternlgladiator macrumors 68000

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    the iPhone doesn't like most swear words and will try to autocorrect most of them to something else. ***** usually turns to duck too. This is just apple controlling the world.
     
  5. Satanic Goat macrumors regular

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  6. psywzrd macrumors 68030

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    Have you tried adding a contact named hell? That might help.
     
  7. spblat macrumors 6502a

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  8. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    Perhaps..

    Apple got tired of complaints from the right wing media that the Apple was encouraging swearing?
     
  9. acfusion29 macrumors 68040

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    hell is not a swear word...
     
  10. Stein357 macrumors 6502

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    Apple turns a blind eye to profanity and will always try to autocorrect the ones that are similar to acceptable works, such as he'll and shut. :apple:
     
  11. iLoveMyApple macrumors 6502a

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    If I want to type he'll, I can do it myself. It's not that hard. I use hell more than he'll! It drives me insane.
     
  12. eternlgladiator macrumors 68000

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    That's a matter of opinion... I'm not saying its mine.
     
  13. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    If you use "hell" more than "he'll," you're using it too much.
     
  14. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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    Yet my iPhone 2G often suggested "clitoris" and "testicles" when I was typing something totally different? (No joke either!) I had to double check all the time.
     
  15. eternlgladiator macrumors 68000

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    +1
     
  16. AZREOSpecialist macrumors 68000

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    How can calling a mythical place by name that doesn't really exist be considered swearing?
     
  17. Mlrollin91 macrumors G4

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    Because its the way you use the word. When I was a kid my mom would never let me say it.

    For example if you say: What is hell? Not swearing, saying: Who the hell are you? Can be interpreted into swearing, why not just say: Who are you?
     
  18. cambookpro macrumors 603

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    My phone tries to always capitalise white. The iPad doesn't. I think it's because ive got someone called (----) White in my contacts. It bugs the he'll out of me.
     
  19. iAmYou macrumors 6502

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    Same way Mohammed is a mythical character I guess.
     
  20. Eldiablojoe macrumors 6502a

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    I don't see it so much as Apple trying to control language, muchless the world. Apple is a consumer-focused company. It is simply what they do. In that vein, Apple is trying to keep customer's using their products from embarrassment by sending out a dirty word by accident. By default, they are trying to protect you from an unintended error, not trying to limit your free speech.

    That's how I see it anyhow. YMMV.
     
  21. makefunnyfaces macrumors 6502a

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    My 3GS had wonderful autocorrect after awhile. I remember saying "shaniquaquiqui" only once, & it autocorrected to that the second (& last) time I ever used it, hah. Some words it will just stop using autocorrect for all together. I'm hoping that happens with hell. Maybe it will stop trying to force he'll on me, & I can just type the word out. I can't remember if it did on my other phones.
     
  22. arn00 macrumors newbie

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    This thing is a pain in the ass, whenever I try to type hell, ****, and ****, it turns into he'll, shot and duck, I spend so much time having to erase and retype everything, the only reason why I don't turn auto correct off is because once in a while it corrects what I actually want it to.
     
  23. eternlgladiator macrumors 68000

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    exactly. It's not the literal word itself. It's the use of the word in context. I don't care if you use it but I guarantee you wouldn't walk around yelling it in public the same way you would any other word. If you polled 50 people I promise you at least half would say that hell is a swear word. Apple obviously sided with the half that think it is and set the dictionary as such. There are two simple fixes. Add hell to a contact so your phone uses it or turn off autocorrect. You can do what you want.
     
  24. COSWORTH macrumors regular

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    it is because apple denies the existence of hell
     
  25. mad-dog-one macrumors 6502

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    Hell; I don't know.
     

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