The Autocorrect is supposed to be a problem solver. But how comes that many iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus users seem to end up having even more problems when using the Autocorrect than they did before? It’s not that they had the same issues before but didn’t know about it because they lacked the Autocorrect… It is about how this special function comes with its own limitations as it cannot always interpret all your word typing choices 100% correct.
Are you going to give up on it because of those limitations? Or you’re going to work with it and overcome the common hurdles, making it your best assistant for avoiding embarrassing situations with your text messages? Because if you want, you can fix the Autocorrect problems and you are going to absolutely love the end results.
Typos on common words with the iPhone 8 / iPhone 8 Plus Autocorrect
If the Autocorrect insists on changing regular words with different, incorrect forms, chances are that you are the one who used those incorrect forms for many other times in the past. That’s because the Autocorrect doesn’t just take a strict database into account, but learns from your typing history, the words that you use most often, and the way that you type them.
To fix this autocorrect problem on the iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus, you must go to the General Settings, at the Keyboard section, to edit the Shortcuts option. In there, you can set up associations between words and phrases, so that, when you type one, the Autocorrect to extend it to the content associated with it. Long story short, you associate a wrong form with a correct form and you can be sure that the Autocorrect will replace it from now on.
Typos on names with the iPhone 8 / iPhone 8 Plus Autocorrect
Names, especially when they are not names of well-known geographical locations or English names, can cause confusion for the Autocorrect. Lucky for you, the iOS has this special setting where you can add names that the Autocorrect won’t be allowed to correct in any way. To update this list, go to Contacts, use the Plus symbol, select Enter Names, type those names and hit the Done button in the end. You can always come back here and add other names as well.
Learn how to use the iPhone 8 Dictionary for better results with the Autocorrect
When the problems seem to be more numerous, you have your own Dictionary that was built up in time. Its settings are accessible within the General menu of the Settings app, at the Reset tab. Go there and use the Reset Keyboard Dictionary option, tapping the red button labeled as Reset Dictionary. That’s how you start it all over again with a clean dictionary that will keep storing suggestions from scratch. Coming up next, the Autocorrect should give you considerably fewer problems on the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus.