Please explain auto correction

Discussion in 'iOS 11' started by Taipan, Nov 2, 2017.

  1. Taipan macrumors 6502

    Jun 23, 2003

    It's a bit awkward, because I have been an iPhone user for years, but can someone please explain the different types of auto correction to me? It seems to me that there are at least three different ones:

    1. a white bubble with a suggested correction that you have to dismiss by pressing the x in the corner

    2. a black bubble with a suggested word that you have to tap to accept

    3. This one I have only seen recently: My word is being highlighted in blue, which indicates that it is going to be corrected. There doesn't seem to be any way to prevent this or even know beforehand what it's going to be replaced with. Very annoying!

    A few minutes ago when I was typing, a word was (mis-)corrected by type 3 and then the original version I had typed was suggested by type 2. WTF?

    Why do these even coexist?
    Is there any way to disable the third type without deactivating the other ones?

    (Just for the sake of completeness: Additionally, there's spell checking, which marks errors with a dotted red line and offers corrections when tapped)

    Thanks in advance!

  2. dysamoria macrumors 6502a


    Dec 8, 2011
    Yeah, same inquiry from me. It seems these overlapping and interacting systems are beginning to cause more problems than they avoid. Especially notable for me as a fast typist. iOS does NOT accommodate fast typing. Being forced to move from one thumb typing on a smaller device to two thumb typing on a 6s has shown me that the keyboard wasn't designed to accommodate fast two-thumb typing either.

    Then there's the abysmal screen keyboard on the iPad Pro... which doesn't accommodate anything at all... don't even get me started.
  3. Aston441 macrumors 65816

    Sep 16, 2014

    Gboard predictive functions from Google are a lot better. Not to mention I get about 60wpm using the swype function, which I've been using now on various keyboards since the days of Windows Mobile 5... Maybe since about 2007.
  4. dysamoria macrumors 6502a


    Dec 8, 2011
    Ok. I'm not interested in Google product.

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