If you text on your iPhone, and start typing but the phone doesn’t recognize the word you’re trying to type, it will autocorrect it to what it thinks you meant to say, and it’s often way off. If you’re like me, quickly typing through a text, the autocorrect is otherwise very useful as it does a pretty good job most of the time.
I like to have autocorrect turned on for the words it does get right and so just turning it off doesn’t work for me. For the those words that just don’t seem to ever autocorrect to what you want, you can use the “shortcut” feature in iOS to correct this issue.
Here’s how it’s done:
- Go into Settings > General > Keyboard.
- Select “Add New Shortcut” at the bottom of the list.
- In the section that says “Phrase” type the word you want the phone to learn.
The “Shortcut” option is optional, and is for shortening your phrase, for example: Phrase- “On my way”. Shortcut- “omw”. If it’s just one word you do not need to add the shortcut.
There you have it, so easy. Add more words as you wish and the autocorrect will bother you no more! Yay!