New in iOS 6: custom dictionary in the cloud

By , Jun 12, 2012

While we already know a ton about the major new features in iOS 6,  we are still learning about the update’s lesser-known enhancements. Things that didn’t make it into Apple’s keynote yesterday.

The latest one we’ve come across, as pointed out by Gizmodo, is that your customized (personalized, whatever) dictionary gets the iCloud treatment in iOS 6, syncing it across all devices…

Gizmodo explains:

“If you repeatedly use a word that’s not in Apple’s standard dictionary—like “duckface,” or calling your girlfriend “scootboooty,” your phone will stop trying to correct you and just add it to the list of real words. Now this list of all your slang, inside jokes, and abbreviations, will be stored on iCloud forever.”

While this may not be a groundbreaking feature, it’s a nice little touch that will make life easier for folks who communicate with others across multiple iOS devices. Bazinga.

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  • http://twitter.com/tekn0wledg Scott Davis

    The real question is, will we be able to EDIT those dictionaries? One of the most annoying features currently is if you accidentally accept a misspelled word, it will forever remember that misspelling. Hopefully we’ll be able to edit the dictionary going forward!

    • Solowalker

      Well, you can *sort of* make corrections already with iOS 5. Just make a keyboard shortcut for the correction. Definitely not the most elegant way to go about it, but in most cases it has done the job for me.

  • http://twitter.com/ProZack27 Zachary Sloane

    this is cool…me likey!

  • http://www.iTechBlog.in/ taran

    iLike…:D
    dnt u think apple should term dis update as ios 5.2….i dnt really c one big change dat makes it iOS 6…

  • http://www.iTechBlog.in/ taran

    No turn by turn (navigation) in ip4 is such a turn off….

    • http://twitter.com/Alekseriator Alex Golubev

      It must suck for you guys, coz I have it my iPhone 4

      • http://twitter.com/jkgao Junkang Xie

        Which is also not available, sucks for you guys.

  • http://twitter.com/oneBurge Burge

    Nice touch..

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1328808990 Bhuvan Kalra

    or calling your girlfriend “scootboooty” :P naah! I prefer “Bootyful” ;)

  • Wael Abdo

    this cloud will be bigger and bigger, and soon you’ll need more than the free 5 gigs, and it would have become a big need, so… credit cards everybody! ;) thats marketing…