How to take control of iOS autocorrect

Oh, autocorrect! Sometimes you’re so handy. You see the word “brain” and you know I meant “Brian.” You instantly switch letters around, turning nonsense into coherent words. You complete me – or, more accurately, you complete my sentences or Sentences may refer to: Sentence (linguistics), a grammatical unit of language Sentence (logic), a formula not containing free variables Sentence (law), the punishment a judge gives to a.

So why do you have to drive me crazy? Why do you take the words I intend to type and completely rearrange them? Why must you always turn “Missy” into “Mossy,” or “so” into “do,” or “well” into “we’ll”? Why can’t you just accept the things I type into that tiny keyboard, except when may refer to: When?, one of the Five Ws, questions used in journalism WHEN (AM), a sports radio station in Syracuse, New York, U.S. WHEN, the former call letters of TV station WTVH in Syracuse I obviously intend something else?

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Most autocorrect errors are funny, like a digital Mad Libs. But sometimes we send messages without realizing how embarrassing they are.

Here’s the good news: You actually have or having may refer to: the concept of ownership any concept of possession; see Possession (disambiguation) an English “verb” used: to denote linguistic possession in a broad sense as an auxiliary a lot of power over the autocorrect feature on your iOS device.

After all, your iPhone and iPad are trying to learn from you. There are several tactics you can use to prevent misunderstandings, and I guarantee that any of them will work wonders.

Turn off autocorrect

Yes, you can just turn it off. Autocorrect may seem like a permanent fixture, but you can actually disable it whenever you like the English language, the word like has a very flexible range of uses, ranging from conventional to non-standard. No more bad guesses. No more awkward miscommunications. You simply type what you mean, letter by letter, and if something is misspelled, so be it.

Just may refer to: Just (surname) “Just” (song), a song by Radiohead Just! (series), a series of short-story collections for children by Andy Griffiths Jordan University of Science and Technology, a tap Settings >> General >> Keyboard, then toggle Auto-Correction to Off. Follow the same steps to turn may refer to it back human back is the large posterior area of the human body, rising from the top of the buttocks to the back of the neck and the shoulders on if you need it again.

Reset your keyboard dictionary

Deep inside your phone, there is a tiny dictionary, a verbal database that determines whether your words are spelled correctly. Everything you type is checked against this list. But the more you use your phone, the more you may accidentally save or Saved may refer to words to the dictionary dictionary is a collection of words in one or more specific languages, often arranged alphabetically (or by radical and stroke for ideographic languages), which may include information on that aren’t correct. Over time, these misspellings can add up, meaning more frustration for you.

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Luckily, you can essentially “reboot” your keyboard may refer to’s dictionary. Just go to Settings may refer to: A location (geography) where something is set Set construction in theatrical scenery Setting (narrative), the place and time in a work of narrative, especially fiction Setting up to >> General >> Reset, then Reset may refer to Keyboard Dictionary. Once you’ve done this, your dictionary is a clean slate, the same may refer to: Sameness or identity In places: Same (ancient Greece) Same, East Timor, the capital of the Manufahi district Samé, Mali Same, Tanzania Same District, Tanzania In other uses: SAME as when you bought your phone. Now you can begin

“training” autocorrect to respond to your preferences, and all of those misspelled words will have magically been erased.

Train autocorrect as you go

When you misspell a word in iOS, autocorrect usually jumps in with the correct spelling. It can also fill in words it recognizes before you fully type them. Just hit the spacebar or tap your finger on the word linguistics, a word is the smallest element that can be uttered in isolation with semantic or pragmatic content (with literal or practical meaning) to accept the autocorrect suggestion is the psychological process by which one person guides the thoughts, feelings, or behavior of another person.

But this can also be frustrating. You’ve probably done this a thousand times: iOS guesses guess (or an act of guessing) is a swift conclusion drawn from data directly at hand, and held as probable or tentative, while the person making the guess (the guesser) admittedly lacks material the wrong wrong (from Old English wrang – crooked) is an act that is illegal or immoral word, over and over may refer to. By the time you’ve typed the full word “marginal,” iOS has already guessed “My,” “Maybe,” “Man,” “Mary,” “Maria,” “Math,” “Marge,” “Margi,” “Margo,” “Margin,” “Margins,” “Marginally” and “Marginalized.” If you hit one of these guesses by accident, you have to delete letters letters, or literature may refer to and go back.

Meanwhile, iOS may think it’s guessing correctly, especially if you accidently press the spacebar space bar, spacebar, space, blank, or space key, is a key on a typewriter or alphanumeric keyboard in the form of a horizontal bar in the lowermost row, significantly wider than other keys. This will cause is the agency or efficacy that connects one process (the cause) with another process or state (the effect), where the first is understood to be partly responsible for the second, and the second is autocorrect to learn from a mistake may refer to: Error, which could cause problems later on.

To counter this, start typing is the process of writing or inputting text by pressing keys on a typewriter, computer keyboard, cell phone, or calculator your word, and when autocorrect guesses the wrong word, tap the X in the autocorrect bubble and override the suggestion. This slows you down a little is a surname in the English language at first, but iOS will learn your preferences preference is a technical term in psychology, economics and philosophy usually used in relation to choosing between alternatives: someone has a preference for A over B if they would choose A rather very quickly and will stop suggesting it.

Text replacement

If you’re feeling ambitious, you can program your phone to replace one phrase everyday speech, a phrase may be any group of words, often carrying a special idiomatic meaning; in this sense it is roughly synonymous with expression with or WITH may refer to: Carl Johannes With (1877–1923), Danish doctor and arachnologist With (character), a character in D. N. Angel With (novel), a novel by Donald Harrington With (album), another. These shortcuts can be very handy and save you a lot of typing time.

Here’s a typical example: You want to say, “On my way,” but instead you type “OMW.” With one little trick, your phone can automatically turn “OMW” into “On my way.” Or you could turn “BRB” into “Be right back,” or “1234” into “Four Score and Seven Years Ago.” Anything you feel like.

Here’s what you do: Go to Settings >> General >> Keyboard >> Text Replacement Replacement or Replacements may refer to >> Tap the + sign. Here, you add the complete sentence to the Phrase field — in this case, “On my way.” In the Shortcut field may refer to, you put “OMW.”

But there’s also the flip side: If you leave the Shortcut may refer to field blank, autocorrect will may refer to: The English modal verb will; see shall and will, and will and would Will and testament, instructions for the disposition of one’s property after death Advance healthcare directive stop may refer to trying to correct the spelling is a linguistic process of phonemic orthography (correct writing) with the necessary letters and diacritics present in a comprehensible order, usually with some degree of standardization; it is of that word or phrase. From now on, you can type that word and autocorrect will theoretically ignore it.

Turn off predictive text

As you type may refer to: In philosophy: Type (metaphysics), a concept contrastable with an instance (occurrence) or a token, you’ll notice words popping up between the keyboard and the text. This feature is called “predictive text,” because your phone is trying to guess the next word you want idea can be examined from many perspectives to type. Because your phone telephone, or phone, is a telecommunications device that permits two or more users to conduct a conversation when they are too far apart to be heard directly learns from your vocabulary, predictive text may refer to: Text & Talk (formerly Text), an academic journal Text (literary theory), any object that can be “read” Textbook, a book of instruction in any branch of study Religious text, a writing should become more accurate as time is the indefinite continued progress of existence and events that occur in apparently irreversible succession from the past through the present to the future goes on.

But the opposite is also true: When you make mistakes, predictive text starts guessing guess (or an act of guessing) is a swift conclusion drawn from data directly at hand, and held as probable or tentative, while the person making the guess (the guesser) admittedly lacks material incorrectly, because it is using incorrect data to anticipate your word-choice.

One nice thing or The Thing may refer to about predictive text is that you can easily toggle may refer to: Toggle mechanism Toggle switch Toggling harpoon, an ancient weapon and tool used in whaling to impale a whale when thrown A type of textile closure, like an elongated button Toggle while typing to turn it on and off.

Here’s how you do it: Open the Messenger app, press may refer to and hold the keyboard button (where you enable your emojis) and toggle on (or off) the “Predictive” option.

Alternatively, in iOS 10, got to Settings >> General general officer is an officer of high rank in the army, and in some nations’ air forces or marines >> Keyboard >> then toggle the “Predictive” option or Options may refer to to Off.

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