A former engineer who worked on the early keyboard for iPhone explains why the software does not automatically correct common dirty words as you type them and instead offers lame suggestions, such as “duck” and “ducking”.
Just as soon as Apple corrects the bug that caused “i” to autocorrect to “A[?]”, there appears to be yet another one popping up. Several users are reporting that “it” is sometimes being auto-corrected to “I.T.” in iOS 11.
There probably isn’t a single iPhone user on this planet that hasn’t experienced the “joys” of the Auto-Correction feature interfering with their messaging. Auto-Correction mistakes often produce hilarious miscommunications (there’s a website for that).
Whether or not you’re a heavy typist, you’ll appreciate that Apple’s been researching ways to improve Auto-Correction, according to a patent application that surfaced yesterday in the United States Patent and Trademark Office’s (USPTO) database.
Cryptically titled “Device, method and graphical user interface for visible and interactive corrected content,” it envisions highlighting auto-corrected words in an iMessage for the recipient and a built-in Messages feature for streamlining the process of clarifying what the sender meant.
Like your iPhone or iPad, your Mac has an auto-correction feature that automatically corrects any misspelled words, which can be an inconvenience to some people. In this post, you will learn how to disable your Mac’s built-in Auto-Correction feature and regain control of what you type.
Though the Auto-Correction feature is indispensable, it can be quite a nuisance if your choice of words, your writing style, or vocabulary exceeds iOS’s built-in dictionary. This tutorial will to teach you how to turn off suggested corrections for common misspellings throughout iOS.
Apple’s implementation of auto-correct in iOS has long been the subject of criticism. When it works, it works, but it has the reputation of being inconsistent. Sometimes it won’t notice slight misspellings of a word, and others it’ll offer wrong suggestions.
And apparently there’s a handful of words that auto-correct won’t touch at all. The Daily Beast recently ran a few low-grade, in-house tests on the feature, and it found that there are at least 12 often-used, ‘hot button’ terms it seems to purposely ignore…
I’d be lying if I said I’ve never been embarrassed by a text message I sent containing an accidentally auto-corrected word. I’m sure you’ve been there too. It can be embarrassing, or it can be hilarious, depending who’s receiving the message and what’s being said, but at the end of the day, it’s something that could have been prevented should your iPhone auto-correct be a little smarter.
And smarter it appears to be in iOS 7! Christian touched on this earlier today with a post on how the keyboard features in iOS 7 have gotten smarter, but I’d like to focus a little more on auto-correct with a few real life examples and comparison points with iOS 6…