The AutoCorrect is a common feature of all smartphones and one that you will also easily find on any iPhone or iPad device. Whether it’s the iOS 11, iOS 12 or another operating system version, the problems that our readers report are quite similar. The main complaint is that, instead of bringing a real contribution to fixing typos while typing, it can actually make your texts worse with the wrong editing suggestions.
If you too have been dealing with this strange behavior, we will show you exactly what you need to do in order to fix it. You’ll see, we have divided this short tutorial into separate sections, depending on the type of problem:
- Name autocorrections;
- Typos and common words autocorrections;
- Other autocorrect problems relating to the dictionary.
If your iPhone or iPad in iOS 11 and iOS 12 automatically corrects names…
You should know, before anything else, that this is one of the most common problems. If you find the first and last names adjusted the wrong way, you must check the iOS settings and “instruct” the device to never correct the names already registered in its agenda. Follow these simple steps:
- Tap the “+” symbol;
- Enter the Names;
- Use the Done button.
After you leave the settings, the AutoCorrect will no longer automatically edit the names that you type with your messages.
If your iPhone or iPad makes common word corrections…
It could be that you had a history of misspelling those words and the device already added the wrong forms into its dictionary. Now, when you happen to type correctly, it will keep referring to the old version it had and make the adjustments by default. You will have to create shortcuts for those problematic words, and the problem will soon be solved:
- Navigate to Settings;
- Select the General tab;
- Tap on Keyboard;
- Tap on Shortcuts;
- Create a shortcut and write what word or phrase to be replaced with what other word or phrase.
If you just cannot rely on the iPhone or iPad Dictionary…
You can suspect that there’s a problem with the entire dictionary when all kinds of problems keep showing up. Resetting it would be the best way to go and there is actually a special option within the menus of your iPhone or iPad in iOS 12 and iOS 11. It’s called the Reset Keyboard Dictionary and it is located under the Reset menu, from Settings >> General. Use it and the iOS 11 and iOS 12 autocorrect problems will finally come to an end.