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A surprising way to fix auto-correct annoyances

Does your iPhone love to auto-correct to the word “I’d” instead of “if” and other annoying or inaccurate suggestions when you’re trying to type? Siri dictation is getting better and better, but for general typing, autocorrect isn’t always a friend. Some people say that autocorrect can go straight to he’ll.

This trick is somewhat unintuitive, but works surprisingly well:

Use longer words.

That’s right, don’t type “This is a good idea.” but instead type “This sounds reasonable” or “That’s excellent.”

You can even be MORE inaccurate but because there are fewer alternatives, the iPhone will guess with higher accuracy.

The longer the word, the more likely that it will be unique compared with other words in the same vicinity.

Give it a try!

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