You might have noticed that your iPhone doesn’t know the swear words. So every time you try to use one, its auto-correct feature kicks in and gives you some weird alternatives.
With iPhone firmware 2.2, you have the option to disable the auto-correct feature but in my case the auto-correction feature makes the touchscreen usable and fast when it comes to writing an email or SMS.
So how do you get rid of those annoying prompts?
It would have been nice to add a word to iPhone’s dictionary but that is currently not possible.
You can also tap on the little “x” to cancel the alternative provided by the auto-correction feature, and it
will learn, but that learning seems to be short-lived as well.
TJ Luoma has figured out an easy workaround to this problem. The idea behind the trick is that the iPhone includes the names from the contact list as part of its dictionary.
So to workaround the problem all you need to do is add the swear words in your iPhone Contact app and your iPhone will stop prompting you with weird alternatives. You don’t even need to have the swear word as a contact name, it should work even if the word is in say the job title of one of your contacts to get through the profanity.
Its a clever little trick but I prefer the trick which was suggested by one of the commentators to solve the problem which is to type the swear word two or three times and cancel the auto-correct pop-up each time. This seems to add the word to iPhone’s dictionary and it doesn’t corrupt your contact list.
Let us know if this helps solve the swearing problem of your iPhone at least until Apple introduces a way to add words to iPhone’s dictionary. It goes without saying that you can use this trick to add any other word in your iPhone’s dictionary.
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