Predictive typing

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by tl01, Jul 10, 2010.

  1. tl01 macrumors 65816

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    Does the iphone4's Predicitve typing adapt? For example is I have to type a long word very frequently, can I teach it to suggest it sooner?
     
  2. mavis macrumors 68040

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    Wirelessly posted (iPhone 4 (32GB): Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_0 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/532.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0.5 Mobile/8A293 Safari/6531.22.7)

    Sure. Add it to your address book. Then the iPhone will automagically remember it.
     
  3. tl01 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Is that the only way? Do I do this under contacts?
     
  4. Pattycerts macrumors 6502

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    I have found that after typing an unofficial word a few times the phone remembered it. Took a while though, or I am mistaken. Both are very possible, I'm not gonna lie. :)
     
  5. John T macrumors 68020

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    After the word has been typed a few times it will "learn" it.
     
  6. dizzle23x macrumors newbie

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    Open a new page (important) in safari and use the search toolbar to search for the word you want to add. After the search loads your word will be added
     
  7. Apple-NoEscape macrumors 6502

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    Well my phone has remembered quite a few words that I use alot.
    It has also remember some spelling mistakes which can be annoying.
     
  8. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    There still isn't an easy way to "delete" these, is there? This annoys me, too. It looked like there was some chance this stuff was getting rolled into a custom dictionary feature that would be user editable, but as I understand it, the custom dictionary in iOS 4 doesn't do anything useful, at least for English speakers (apparently it serves some function for Chinese users?).
     
  9. iSaint macrumors 603

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    Yeah, it remembered 'mr' instead of 'me' so now that's annoying the heck out me.

    Any way to make changes?
     
  10. cherylzyx macrumors member

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    The only way I know of is to reset the dictionary and start over.... which can also be annoying. If there is another way that would be great.

    As far as I can tell, typing a made up word 3 to 5 times adds it to your dictionary. My phone learned all the usual curse words, as well as "jawn" rather quickly.
     
  12. Ntombi macrumors 68040

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    I think everyone, including me, has mr in the dictionary. It is really annoying, but did it learn it, or was it there already? I only ask because I have seen a bunch of people complain about that specific word.

    And I would love for it to unlearn a few words. For instance, I typed "aak" by mistake while writing this post, and it didn't correct to "ask." annoying.
     
  13. liamkp macrumors 68020

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    I HATE predictive texting... unless its on a keypad. Does the iPhone 4 use T9?
     
  14. katiesham macrumors member

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    Yeah... I'm not a big fan of it overall.

    My favorite was when I was trying to say 'yesyes' to someone and it "corrected" it to 'testes' and I sent it without checking. Yeah, that was fun.
     
  15. Snowman3459 macrumors 6502a

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    Lol not at all.

    A lot of phones that have a full keyboard won't support T9.

    Especially an iPhone.
     
  16. abijnk macrumors 68040

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    The iPhone doesn't have predictive typing. It has spelling correction. If you type the word correctly several times it will know how to spell it, but it won't suggest it for you after you start the word (i.e. it will correct, but not predict).
     
  17. lavrishevo macrumors 68000

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    The worst is when the phone wants to correct Maggie to maggot. That almost was a serious mistake...
     
  18. michaelfields macrumors regular

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    just - Judy

    that one is pretty annoying... I mean I could see if maybe just once I had actually typed Judy.

    But I haven't.
     
  19. Intell macrumors P6

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    Mine wants to change "speed" to "sperm". It has caused many odd text messages over the years.
     
  20. Snowman3459 macrumors 6502a

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    Only real problem with mine is when I want to type "wtf" and it wants to capitalize it. Idk about you but I feel like a 13 year old every time I accidentally send WTF

    My phone would also capitalize lol but it finally stopped.

    Oh and for some reason "us" wants to turn into "u's"
     
  21. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Wait, let me make sure I understand... you feel more mature because you don't capitalize LOL and WTF?
     
  22. Snowman3459 macrumors 6502a

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    No, not more mature. Just less obnoxious.

    Don't act like you haven't typed lol or wtf before :rolleyes:
     
  23. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    I have. But I capitalize them! :D Well, most of the time. :eek:
     
  24. fireshot91 macrumors 601

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    Mine keeps correcting "me" to "me^".
    At first, I was like "Why do I keep on typing ^...it's not even possible to hit the shift key and then 6 while in the symbols mode". But then I realised it's doing it on it's own :/
     
  25. SlvrSrfr macrumors member

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    The predictive typing is one thing I miss from the pocket pc phone I had four years ago. As you started typing it would suggest several words you could chose from. The iPhone seems more geared toward correcting mistakes than suggesting words, although it does seem to be getting better.
     

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