Ducking iPhone! How to change your auto-correct settings

My friends and I joke about the auto-correct feature on our Smartphones. (We call it “auto-cucumber”.)  I don’t use the “F” word often, but when I do, I never mean to type “ducking”!  Then there are the times when you have to type in your email over and over again, and you wish your iPhone could just remember it.  And, there are words that you ALWAYS misspell.  How many times have I typed in “Boukder”, and had to go back and change that “k” to an “l”?!

This is easy to fix!

First, click on “Settings”, then click on “General”, scroll down to “Keyboard”, and finally, click on “Text Replacement”.

Once you’re there, check over the existing auto-correct list that the iPhone may have already created for you.  Do they all make sense?  Delete the ones that you don’t want to keep by swiping the word to the left.

Now it’s time to add your customized auto-correct words and phrases!iPhone Auto-Correct

Click on the plus sign in the upper right corner to add new words and shortcuts.  In the “Phrase” field, type in what you want to appear on your screen.  In the “Shortcut” field, type in the shortcut.  Some suggestions:

  • Type in the first few letters of people in your family as a shortcut
  • Type in a common misspelling and it’s correction
  • Add your email address
  • I added the shortcut “ty” for “Thank you!”
  • I added the shortcut “omw” for “On My Way!”
  • And “GFH” becomes “Geek For Hire, Inc.”

Think about the words and phrases you commonly use on your iPhone and add them to your Auto-correct.

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