Words that your iPhone autocorrects you on, that ultimately piss you off!

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  1. dontwalkhand, Jun 12, 2011
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    dontwalkhand macrumors 601

    dontwalkhand

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    This is why I said time and time again that iOS needs some sort of grammar checking mechanism to prevent stuff like this from happening.

    For me the list is just a few that I can think of at the top of my head.

    Many = Manu
    New = née

    Yes apple, because someone like me definitely uses those words on a daily basis! Gah!
     
  2. TWD98j macrumors regular

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  3. stewart715 macrumors 6502

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    Yeah really freaking annoying.

    Or how it physically will not let you type Yo or alot.

    iOS 5 actually fixes ALOT of these problems, I've noticed. Especially with the ability to add words to the dictionary.
     
  4. cube macrumors G5

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    AMD = and

    a lot more

    I just want to switch it off.
     
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  6. stewart715 macrumors 6502

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    not a big one but how i type mhm and it automatically assumes i'm saying MGM
     
  7. stewart715 macrumors 6502

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    iOS 5 fixes all of this: :)

    -You can enable spell check but disable auto-correct
    -You can add words to the dictionary
    -You can add shortcuts to the dictionary
    -Overall autocorrect and typing is better and easier
     
  8. dontwalkhand thread starter macrumors 601

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    I thought about switching it off, but with my large hands and limited movement, it would make my sentences much much worse.
     
  9. wordoflife macrumors 604

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    If I type in iOS perfectly fine, sometimes it leaves it alone, sometimes it changes to Ops. Why does it do this if I'm typing it perfectly fine?
     
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    That is a good improvement but it still lags way behind the rest of the world.

    As for keyboards that I feel have it right I would point to Swiftkey for Android. That one as a great way for auto correct and learns from you (just like iOS in theory does) but it is a lot easier to over ride the autocorrect than on iOS.
     
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    The first time I typed "Menlo Park" on my (Android) phone it turned into "Menopause Park."

    I only noticed after I sent the text.
     
  13. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    jdw turns in to jew. Really annoying as jdw is part of my email and other things
     
  14. ratzzo macrumors 6502a

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    Haha!

    "Unfortunately, sads still need to go down in price" :D
     
  15. Jare macrumors 65816

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    Mhm = MGM. I absolutely HATE when they autocorrect that. What the **** is MGM.
     
  16. jmo1116 macrumors regular

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_2_8 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8E401 Safari/6533.18.5)

    To = TI

    So annoying. When I'm typing fast. I always think I hit to and I miss it and it chooses TI!
     
  17. ThaDoggg macrumors 6502a

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    noob=noon

    No matter how many times I click the small "x" in hopes that it will learn to use noob it's useless.
     
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    "me" corrents to "mr"
    "the" to "thr"

    Up until iOS 5, it's been pretty crappy, but iOS 5 fixes most of these problems and I've added custom words for others it still has trouble with.
     
  20. Press22 macrumors 6502

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    A very successful hotel here in Vegas.

    Personally I hate the hell = he'll
     
  21. kppolich macrumors 6502

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    grrrrr to Gerry. What is Gerry anyway? I just want to text me frustrations in PEACE
     
  22. neko girl macrumors 6502a

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    like = Luke, I mean how many times do you type Luke
     
  23. scottgroovez macrumors regular

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    I hate iOS auto correct so much I switched it off. Not having the spell check is a bummer, but I prefer misspelled words to wrong context words.
     
  24. cube macrumors G5

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    So, you don't watch movies.

    On the other hand, I have no idea what mhm means.
     

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