The iPhone does not have a spell checker

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by avalys, Oct 8, 2007.

  1. avalys macrumors 6502

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    Has anyone noticed that the iPhone really does not have a spell checker? It has an intelligent keyboard that can correct your mistakes, if you are clumsy and hit the wrong key - but if you actually don't know how to spell a word, or even just skip a letter because you're typing too fast, it won't suggest a correction.

    This is probably the most annoying thing about the iPhone to me right now.

    As an example - try to type "aardvark". If you type "Aardvarl", it will suggest "aardvark" as the correction. Then try "ardvark" - you get nothing.
     
  2. tdhurst macrumors 68040

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    Tip

    Learning to spell might be an option.

    I would hate if the iPhone gave suggestions for every word it thought I might be spelling wrong.

    What about the people that use text abbreviations like lol, c u ltr and the like? A spell checker would drive them NUTS.
     
  3. cmaier macrumors G3

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    A "settings" option would allow people to choose. Personally, a spell-checker, at least in the email app, would be pretty sweet.
     
  4. hollerz macrumors 6502a

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    Learning to spell might be an option for those people too :rolleyes:

    I would like a spell checker.
     
  5. tdhurst macrumors 68040

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    Yes.

    I would agree, but I'm sad to say the people that actually spell words out and use proper grammar are in the minority.
     
  6. avalys thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I know how to spell. The problem is that the iPhone keyboard does not always pick up keypresses when you're typing quickly, and the auto-correction does not fix errors that involve missing letters - just mistyped letters.
     
  7. tdhurst macrumors 68040

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    Concession

    Yeah, I can see how that might be helpful. It's like the iPhone has an auto-complete, but only for a certain number of letters.

    It let me type sspicious without offering any sort of suggestion.

    I have just learned to slow down. Way down.

    Prevents me from sending idiot text messages, that's for sure.
     
  8. norain macrumors newbie

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    Being dyslexic having spell check on the iphone would be great.

    I would like to see the auto correcting feature that is currently on the phone stay the same. But if you have completely misspelled a word it gets underlined with a red line just like on a mac. Then you can tap and hold on the underlined word to see the different correct options.

    This tap and hold option is already a function on the iPhone. You can tap and hold on a link in safari and it will show you the url for that link.
     
  9. SFStateStudent macrumors 604

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    There's a spell check...

    program in Notes, (well it's sort of a spell check) the word turns BROWN just below your typed text, and if it's spelled correctly, then it will continue on to the next word. :cool:
     
  10. knowram macrumors newbie

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    Are you saying that there is a spell check on the iphone?
     
  11. SFStateStudent macrumors 604

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    Yep, I went to the iPhone Workshop...

    "Getting Started" and they demonstrated the use of NOTES as a "spell checker" and I've used it a couple of times! Give it a try. :cool:
     
  12. knowram macrumors newbie

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    Can you post a link to the video please?

    Thank you
     
  13. SFStateStudent macrumors 604

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    Sorry, but the demonstration...

    was at the San Francisco Apple Store Workshop. The presenter did everything on his iPhone while a Sony Camcorder projected the iPhone on the large screen. :cool:
     
  14. dontwalkhand macrumors 601

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    I would really love a grammar checker for this reason.

    The stupid "intelligent keyboard" does not suffice here.

    I type fast saying "people never gave electric cars a chance" but it suggested that I changed "cars" to "Cats" as if there is such thing as an electric cat in the first place. I really wish they programmed some sort of common sense into this thing, as these types of dumb auto correction things really are starting to get on my nerves. I realize it is my fault for not pressing directly on the R instead of the T, but hey, thats the fault of an all touch phone.
     
  15. !!11oneone macrumors newbie

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    It's FAR more annoying than that! The iPhone has half a spell checker.

    In other words, it changes the correct UK spelling of words like "authorise" into the annoyingly incorrect american spelling "authorize".

    Even though the phone knows that it's in the UK. :mad:
     
  16. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    It doesn't bother me that it doesn't have a spell checker. I find the auto-complete to be sufficient for me.
     
  17. Rob Mclovin macrumors 6502

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    Ya i hate that. I know how to spell great and use proper grammar. If you simply add one extra letter to a word, it instantly wont recognize. Like if your typing "Apple", but you mispell and type "Appqle", then it instantly wont recognize it.
     
  18. snverhallen macrumors 6502a

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    i fidn the spel checker to woke fine, realy deod the hob dine for me.

    btw I posted thai from mu iphone.

    snverhallen

    :p
     
  19. Wolf103FM macrumors regular

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    As it should, so they'll learn how to spell things properly IMO.
     
  20. cmendill macrumors member

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    still no in 3.0

    Still no spell check in 3.0.

    This is very lame.
     
  21. jmpage2 macrumors 68030

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    I know, I fear for the future. Just picture todays tweens running the world in another 25 years.

    russia_guy - "u gna nuke uz"?

    usa_rulz - "suk it f00l!"
     
  22. XaaK macrumors newbie

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    iEdit

    Have you checked out iEdit? New app that spellchecks and uses the copy and paste functionality. Highlights incorrect words and gives you a list of suggested fixes. Check it out.
     
  23. tdhurst macrumors 68040

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    Yep

    Agreed. They have access to a full keyboard, shortcuts aren't quite the same anymore.
     
  24. gomigirl macrumors newbie

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    Spell Checker

    This is a great app.

    Spell Checker

    Supports cut and paste or directly into mail

    Plus it turns on the emoji keyboard. :);)
     

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