Predictive Text

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Shikaka, Dec 24, 2014.

  1. Shikaka macrumors regular

    Sep 12, 2014
    Is Predictive Text a "smart" feature? Does it learn my sentence structure and commonly used words over time?

    Sometimes it works great, allowing me to nearly type entire sentences without pressing a single letter key. Other times however, it makes horrible suggestions or no suggestion at all?
  2. iphone X macrumors regular

    iphone X

    May 30, 2011
    the same thing happens to me is more of a hit or miss thing. :rolleyes:
  3. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Same here. Sometimes it is uncanny how well it predicts and other times it is a curse!

    Sometimes I just want to type a "K" to respond to a text message and my wise iPhone 6+ changes it to an "I"! We can pretend we are pirates (aye)!:p
  4. scaredpoet macrumors 604


    Apr 6, 2007
    Yes. The predictions are also context-sensitive based on the conversation.

    "Now you can write entire sentences with a few taps. Because as you type, you’ll see choices of words or phrases you’d probably type next, based on your past conversations and writing style. iOS 8 takes into account the casual style you might use in Messages and the more formal language you probably use in Mail. It also adjusts based on the person you’re communicating with, because your choice of words is likely more laid back with your spouse than with your boss. Your conversation data is kept only on your device, so it’s always private."
  5. ET iPhone Home macrumors 68040

    ET iPhone Home

    Oct 5, 2011
    Orange County, California USA
    I turned this completely OFF. It's so annoying.
  6. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

    Nov 7, 2007
    New Sanfrakota
    QuickType is still buggy, sometimes not inserting highlighted phrases. Still not fixed in 8.1.2.

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