1. Jeremy's Avatar
    Not sure if any of you have seen this but here you go.

    iPhone disable autocorrection petition iPhone autocorrection petition

    Personally I enjoy this feature and would never shut it off. But for those of you who don't like it, check out the link.
    09-19-2008 03:05 PM
  2. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    I simply don't understand how nobody likes this feature that they go as far as a petition to disable it. Just tap the word 3 times and disable it forever....
    09-19-2008 07:45 PM
  3. Jeremy's Avatar
    I simply don't understand how nobody likes this feature that they go as far as a petition to disable it. Just tap the word 3 times and disable it forever....
    Exactly... why you would want this feature off unless you are just too lazy to tap the word you do not want 3 times. Pretty simple. Oh well, what can you do...
    09-20-2008 06:40 PM
  4. E-Bot's Avatar
    Its hard to imagine humans survived the bubonic plague, yet alone tapping the x to stop the word from auto correction. I foresee in the very near future people forgetting how to wipe them selves.
    09-20-2008 07:57 PM
  5. cardfan's Avatar
    I can't see how people type on this thing without auto correction. It's benefits far outweigh having to tap an x once in awhile..
    09-21-2008 11:36 AM
  6. obelix#IM's Avatar
    This feature is very good if someone is to write only in english. However, I write in french and the words are mostly being corrected in english so I always have to pause and press the x or if I'm in too much of a hurry and I don't notice the correction well then I have to go back and manually correct all the corrected words. That's why it would be nice to be able to disable the feature when it is not needed.
    09-21-2008 12:00 PM
  7. bazookafx3's Avatar
    I beg of you all please dont jump on me for asking this possibly n00bish question, but how exactly does this 'tap 3 times to disable auto correct' deal work? Ive tried tapping the word three times after typing it but the auto correct still comes up even after the three times trick. Could anyone go into detail on how this works?
    09-21-2008 01:27 PM
  8. Rene Ritchie's Avatar
    Also, can we just disable typing completely? That would guarantee zero (0) mistakes each and every time!
    09-21-2008 08:57 PM
  9. kaysha's Avatar
    Yeah, I didn't know about this 3 taps for disabling a word, but an option to turn it off like T9 dictionnaries in most phones is welcomed. I mostly write in English but I send text messages in english, french & portuguese and the auto correction at that moment becomes annoying... I had to jailbreak just to disable it. It's just a small option to add to preference, toggle on/off so everybody is happy
    09-22-2008 08:46 AM
  10. Jeremy's Avatar
    Yeah, I didn't know about this 3 taps for disabling a word, but an option to turn it off like T9 dictionnaries in most phones is welcomed. I mostly write in English but I send text messages in english, french & portuguese and the auto correction at that moment becomes annoying... I had to jailbreak just to disable it. It's just a small option to add to preference, toggle on/off so everybody is happy
    I agree, a simple toggle switch would be a easy fix. I never looked at it for people who type in multiple languages... :o
    09-25-2008 10:50 AM
  11. Dalekkiller's Avatar
    My previous handsets had the option to toggle it on and off. The autocorrect does make me lazy after a while - I've got so used to things like capitalization and apostrophes that I expect my laptop to be able to do it.
    09-25-2008 11:53 AM
  12. Jeremy's Avatar
    What do you know... 2.2 firmware has a option to turn this off...

    iPhone 2.2: Google Street View, Auto-Correct Off, and Emoji | The iPhone Blog
    10-07-2008 05:34 PM
  13. kaysha's Avatar
    Finally they become smart and let us decide a little bit... Now next thing is being able to send someone's contact or vcard from the address book by sms
    10-13-2008 03:15 AM
  14. Dalekkiller's Avatar
    Finally they become smart and let us decide a little bit... Now next thing is being able to send someone's contact or vcard from the address book by sms
    Even better would be the ability to send that info via bluetooth like my old handsets did.
    10-13-2008 08:32 AM
  15. DomFeeney's Avatar
    I keep this on all the time. It works great and as Dalekiller said the grammar correction is also excellent.

    I am however glad the off option is here as some of my dual language colleagues really struggle with the English correction when they are trying to type in their native tongue.
    10-13-2008 08:48 AM
  16. Jeremy's Avatar
    I keep this on all the time. It works great and as Dalekiller said the grammar correction is also excellent.

    I am however glad the off option is here as some of my dual language colleagues really struggle with the English correction when they are trying to type in their native tongue.
    There is no off feature yet. It will be on the upcoming 2.2 firmware.
    10-13-2008 01:28 PM
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