Apple’s vision of a streamlined clarification process for when Auto-Correction makes mistakes

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.

How to disable Auto-Correction on Mac

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.

How to disable Auto-Correction on iOS

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.

12 words your iPhone won’t auto-correct

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…