So here's a simple thing I'm trying to do that translates into some frustration that I have with iPhone's autocorrect. When I type "Im" or "im", I want that to be autocorrected to "I'm". Apostraphies are autocorrected easily on many words except the most obvious one! Any tips and tricks would be greatly appreciated
In general I'd say a user-defined dictionary would be a welcome addition to 4.0
Last edited by igorsky; 01-26-2010 at 03:16 PM.
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If you did a reset of the keyboard settings, after entering IM on your iPhone the first time, it WILL give you IM. But, you have to correct it to I'm. Doing so will cause the iPhone to learn your word. Thus after a few attempts it will start to use I'm vs. IM.
I tested it last night\today, and it works as stated above.
1-Generally you type "IM" to mean instant message.
2-Can anyone remember the last time (or if ever!) they used "im" in a message referring to the Isle of Man?
3-See above, only substitute Korean last name for Isle of Man.
All I'm saying is that "I'm" is significantly more common usage than all those other examples and it's a bit frustrating that Apple OS doesn't allow for it. Blackberry OS, for example, has a user-defined dictionary where you can setup autocorrections for pretty much anything you want.
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That is a cool tip, thanks! I'm wondering if there is a way to teach it more... unconventional things. For example, I'm used to having a shortcut set up on my phone where if I type "ppp" it replaces it with "I'm driving right now, I'll get back to you when I stop."
Is this even possible with the iPhone?
- 12-04-2010, 10:45 AM #22
Wanted to drop a line to say that tapping the autocorrect word to get rid of it before it replaces it is too small on an iPad. U know the bar on top of the keyboard that has buttons for previous, next and auto fill? An x to not replace the word would be welcome, not to mention buttons for select all, cut copy and paste.
I might turn off autocorrect if it keeps getting everything wrong, but that also turns off spell check on iPad running 4.2.1. Does that mean no red lines for incorrectly spelled words? Or tap to replace? Why does it turn that off? Cause thats different from autocorrect