The Autocorrect function of your iPhone or iPad is supposed to help you, just like the name suggests. Nevertheless, it often happens for users to receive the wrong kinds of corrections, which makes it rather annoying than useful. Even so, these inappropriate suggestions are less common than the right suggestions. And especially since we’ve noticed some patterns that can be easily fixed, why not consider tweaking some of the Autocorrect settings instead of simply giving up on it?
If you’d like to give this super-useful feature a second chance, let’s have a look at three general types of problems and what can you do about each of them.
Autocorrect flags first and last names
If you cannot type a name on your iPhone or iPad without the Autocorrect bugging you that you’ve misspelled it, you just have to say it. That’s right, use a special iOS 10.3 setting to tell your Autocorrect that all the contact names in your Agenda are spelled correctly and that it should never again make correction suggestions on those ones.
To do so, go to Contacts, tap on the + – symbol, enter the names and tap on Done when you’ve finished. From his moment on, the Autocorrect feature should no longer flag first and last names on your iPhone or iPad in iOS 10.3.
Autocorrect makes wrong suggestions for common words
If you’ve been misspelling a common word for quite some time, when you happen to spell it right, the Autocorrect will try to indicate you the form that you’ve predominantly used before. To skip this problem, you can create special shortcuts where you associate the wrong form with the correct form. Once you do so, every wrong form signaled into the shortcuts section will be automatically replaced with the correct one.
To create shortcuts go to Settings, tap on General, select Keyboard, and then access the Shortcuts option. If you got this far, you will see how easy and intuitive is to set up these shortcuts. As you will notice, you can use it even for replacing entire phrases.
Autocorrect makes all kinds of wrong suggestions
If there’s no particular problem that you identify with these features and it keeps making all the wrong associations of words, a reset of its dictionary could be the solution.
Go to Settings and tap on General. From there, access Reset and tap on Reset Keyboard Dictionary. Look for the red option labeled as Reset Dictionary, select it and wait for it to proceed. The dictionary of your iPhone or iPad in iOS 10.3 once reset, the Autocorrect should get back to functioning under the normal parameters.