How To Fix iPhone Auto Correct, The Bane Of Your Existence

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Ever since the iPhone launched almost five years ago, we’ve been struggling with its auto correct feature.Sometimes, it works great, figuring out what we mean as if by magic.

Other times it frustratingly won’t let us type what we want, no matter how many times we try. It stinks. And we’re not alone. You’ve probably seen Damn You Auto Correct, anĀ entire site dedicated to the auto correct’s failures.

So until Apple improves auto correct’s vocabulary, what can you do?

Teach it new words.

It can get kind of tedious, but after a while your iPhone will have a full dictionary of words you like to use.

A caveat: Even with this method, auto correct can be a bit quirky. There are a handful of words in the iPhone’s dictionary that it simply refuses to learn. Keep reading to see how it works.

Go to Settings.

No luck with this one. Auto correct wins this round. But for most words, this method will work. Let's try a different word.

Uh oh! It looks like the Apple isn't a fan of Nokia's new Lumia Windows Phone. Let's fix that.

Finally! It works. Now let's teach auto correct some shortcuts so sending texts and emails will be faster.

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