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Since getting a new "smart" phone, I am finding myself frustrated with the autocorrect feature.  It keeps trying to put words in my mouth, and I have to type in the correct word repeatedly to get my own word in there.  One recent example is that I used the word "hell" on facebook, and it kept trying to replace it with he'll!

 

Has anyone else had similar experiences?

 

Whoever wrote the software aught to be jailed, or at least made to do some community service.

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Well, many of them will "learn" so if you correct "he'll" back to "hell" enough, it will leave it as "hell" all the time, and you'll have to be sure to put that apostrophe in manually when you *do* want it.

 

Note that it's embedded in iOS, whereas on your Windows or Mac system, it's usually the app/browser that's doing the correcting. I've gotten my iPhone pretty well trained into letting me swear all the time.

 

Do what I mean, not what I say, :phones:

Buffy

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Well, many of them will "learn" so if you correct "he'll" back to "hell" enough, it will leave it as "hell" all the time, and you'll have to be sure to put that apostrophe in manually when you *do* want it.

 

Note that it's embedded in iOS, whereas on your Windows or Mac system, it's usually the app/browser that's doing the correcting. I've gotten my iPhone pretty well trained into letting me swear all the time.

 

Do what I mean, not what I say, :phones:

Buffy

Thanks for the explanation, Buffy.  I have learned to always read and reread my writing before clicking "post" or "send".  It isn't just swearing that it corrects, but several other random words as well.  What gets me is how persistent it is, and how many times I have to rewrite my words.  It initially felt like the software thought me an idiot, or was trying to make me look like one.

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