The autocorrection of 'K'

Patrick G

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One of the biggest annoyances of iOS 8 for me is the fact that if I respond to a text with 'K', it gets autocorrected to 'I'. Anyone else? The OS should be smart enough to know not to do that in the context of a text message, given that it's probably the most-commonly texted "word" on the planet.
 

Intell

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I have never sent that letter as a word nor have I ever received it as a word in that fashion.
 

Alrescha

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The OS should be smart enough to know not to do that in the context of a text message, given that it's probably the most-commonly texted "word" on the planet.
You can either 1) Turn off autocorrect, or 2) Teach it to not correct your usage of "k". Choose.

A.
 

bkends35

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Add "K" to your dictionary and it won't autocorrect it. FWIW, "K" has become a rude way to say "okay", I know a few years ago everyone would say "K" instead but most people will think you're mad if you're saying just "K". Not that it's relevant here, just saying. ;)
 

Patrick G

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Thanks for the suggestions. I use it all the time with family, who are the people with whom I most often exchange texts.
 

C DM

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You can either 1) Turn off autocorrect, or 2) Teach it to not correct your usage of "k". Choose.

A.
Perhaps adding a keyboard shortcut to change 'k' or 'K' on its own to just be 'K' or even "OK" (if not "Okay").
 

Patrick G

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Perhaps adding a keyboard shortcut to change 'k' or 'K' on its own to just be 'K' or even "OK" (if not "Okay").
Turns out you can't do this, and I'm pretty sure I tried this in the past, which is why I remain frustrated. Shortcuts must be minimum two characters in length. :mad:
 

C DM

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Turns out you can't do this, and I'm pretty sure I tried this in the past, which is why I remain frustrated. Shortcuts must be minimum two characters in length. :mad:
I guess you can then perhaps set it up to make it so that "kk" becomes just 'K' or even "OK" so it's just one extra press of the same key which is still rather quick and pretty much gets the job done.

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I went with 'kk' since 'k.' requires three button presses.
Sounds like you might have actually done that.
 

MVallee

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Happens to me all the time too! I end up typing "k" and it sends "I" and then I try again and end up sending another "I" and then I'll get frustrated and have to type "k*". Almost makes me want to start texting in proper English...almost ;)
 

appleii.c

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One of the biggest annoyances of iOS 8 for me is the fact that if I respond to a text with 'K', it gets autocorrected to 'I'. Anyone else? The OS should be smart enough to know not to do that in the context of a text message, given that it's probably the most-commonly texted "word" on the planet.
I think the OS is smart enough to know that "K" is not a word.
 

Armen

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One of the biggest annoyances of iOS 8 for me is the fact that if I respond to a text with 'K', it gets autocorrected to 'I'. Anyone else? The OS should be smart enough to know not to do that in the context of a text message, given that it's probably the most-commonly texted "word" on the planet.
Settings > General > Keyboards > Shortcut

create a new shortcut

Phrase: "Ok"
shortcut: "K"

problem solved. Every time you type K it will auto-correct to Ok.