No, I'm not trying to say 'ducking'.

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by The Sand People, Aug 21, 2008.

  1. The Sand People macrumors newbie

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    Is there any way to adjust particular words in the auto-corrector on the iPhone's virtual keyboard? I'm aware that I can just press the little 'x' to dismiss the correction, but that messes with the pace of my typing. This is slightly irksome; it 'ruffles my feathers', if you will.

    In particular, the phone replaces '****ing' with 'ducking' and 'yo' with 'to'. As I type both of those words regularly, it is quite aggravating having to go back with that lil' magnifying glass and change those d's to f's and t's with y's.

    Anybody know a solution?
     
  2. PrinceOfEgypt macrumors member

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    you have to "press the little 'x'".. it will stop correcting you if you dismiss the suggestion enough times.
     
  3. The Sand People thread starter macrumors newbie

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    How many times is 'enough times', because I am fairly certain I have dismissed those two particular words over 100 times each.
     
  4. acvball92 macrumors regular

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  5. The Sand People thread starter macrumors newbie

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    ...well I've definitely used them more that 2 or 3 times. Does this method apply to the SMS function, because that's what I am talking about (though I assume y'all already knew that).
     
  6. The General macrumors 601

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    Yo is like its, it will always be corrected to you or to. Its is always corrected to it's. I don't know why, it shouldn't be like that.

    I can type ****ing just fine. The first time it corrected to ducking, but I hit the x and retyped it and it worked fine. I typed ****ing ****ing ****ing over and over and it was accepted as a word that doesn't get corrected.

    My suggestion is either stop using yo, or live with hitting x. You might be able to jailbreak and modify some file to fix the problem, and I will look into that now, but yeah. Yo is not a word.
     
  7. acvball92 macrumors regular

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    i know LOL can't be change to lol either
    its annoying when i actually send that, my friends always text back and say "it isn't that funny":D
     
  8. The General macrumors 601

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    Seriously, I use lol when things are pretty funny and LOL when things are ABSOLUTELY HILARIOUS!

    I wish they'd fix it.
     
  9. Warbrain macrumors 603

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    Strange thing on my end is that I've tried to make it stop capitalizing the word **** and it continues to say ducking instead of ****ing even when i reject it.

    Maybe I'll just keep trying.
     
  10. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    iis ur phone jailbroken?

    if it is and not on 2.0 then download "KB" in installer and it turns off the autocorrect
     
  11. Warbrain macrumors 603

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    Except that autocorrect is a great thing when you misspell a word. It's the little things like this that drive some people nuts.
     
  12. The Sand People thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Seriously, yo? Yo is like punctuation for me, dawg.
     
  13. d_saum macrumors 6502

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    ducking funny!

    Im sorry... I have nothing to add to this thread but just wanted to let you know that I really laughed out loud when I the ducking title of this thread!!!! :D
     

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