The most annoying company to write a message with - (My iPhone's keyboard "buddy")...

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by igmolinav, Jul 30, 2008.

  1. igmolinav macrumors 65816

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    Hi,

    Everytime I write a message, I get the "kind" help of my "Keyboard buddy".

    So, if I write a word, let's say: "Hola" (or Hello in Spanish), the keyboard buddy will suggest the word "Hold". If I don't want to use the suggestion my "buddy" has kindly offered, I just stop writing the message, and tab softly on the suggested word, and then the word is discarded.

    The problem is that everytime I want to write a message I get many suggestions, I also stop a lot, and it takes longer.

    Do you know how to disable this feature?

    Thank you very much,

    igmolinav
     
  2. kornyboy macrumors 68000

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    Wirelessly posted (iPhone: Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 2_0 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/525.18.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.1.1 Mobile/5A347 Safari/525.20)

    It appears that there is no way to turn it off. I thought that it was located in the keyboard menu under general in the phone settings on the 1.1.4 firmware. I guess I may have been mistaken.
     
  3. JML42691 macrumors 68020

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    This is one feature that should be able to be simply turned on and off. I am only on a touch and thus do not text with it, but even so there are often enough times that it will suggest something that is nothing like what I was thinking and when I hit the space bar, it does it and then I have to go back and correct it. I just wish that Apple would have made the spell-check and option that can be disabled.
     
  4. igmolinav thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Hi,

    There may be some sort of "salvation" for me out there. In the "language catalog" of my iPhone, there are four languages listed: English, French, Italian, and German. All these get the spell-check feature and spell-check provides suggested words in the language the iPhone is set up. My setting is now to English. I wonder if it is possible to download/install a setting for the Spanish language?? That way, suggestions will come in Spanish, that is the language I am using the most at the moment.

    Kind regards,

    igmolinav.

    P.S. The other problem I found, and that it makes it worse, is that many times the suggested words are "no-words", they just are little clusters of letters wanting to be a word.
     
  5. branjosef macrumors 6502a

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    its very annoying.... you would think they would have offered a way to turn it off. I know for a fact that on jailbroken 1.1.4 you could download a program that would turn it off. Since some programmer could write a program...you know its no biggie for apple to do so.
    I agree though with the annoyance factor
     
  6. igmolinav thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Hi,

    Thank you for your answers. If anyone knows in the future, please let us know.

    Kind regards,

    igmolinav.
     
  7. JML42691 macrumors 68020

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    I would imagine that it will end up being an option in the future, it might help some people, but there is also a large amount of people that it is an annoyance for.
     

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