Apple to tweak iPhone autocorrect function
Apple has tweaked its autocorrect feature to prevent one of the most common expletives being changed to “ducking”. The update was announced at the company’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference, which also featured details of a desktop and laptop revamp, and the launch of an expensive new mixed-reality headset. The iPhone keyboard’s autocorrect feature has been the cause of frustration for many users, with its quirks often leading to unintended substitutions. However, Apple’s new update will ensure that if a user types a profanity, the keyboard will learn the word, allowing it to be used without any further autocorrects.
What is Apple’s autocorrect feature?
Autocorrect is a typing feature on Apple’s iPhone keyboard that helps correct misspelled words or suggest alternatives while typing.
What is the problem with the autocorrect feature?
The feature often makes incorrect substitutions, leading to unintended meanings or muddled messages.
What is Apple’s new update to the autocorrect feature?
Apple’s new update will prevent the autocorrect feature from substituting one of the most common expletives with the word “ducking”. Instead, the keyboard will learn the word and allow it to be used without further substitutions.
What else was announced at Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference?
The conference also featured details of a desktop and laptop revamp, as well as the launch of an expensive new mixed-reality headset.
Can iPhone users turn off the autocorrect feature?
Yes, users can turn off the feature in their phone settings if they choose to do so.
“Apple Adjusts iPhone Autocorrect Function”
Apple made a notable announcement at its annual Worldwide Developers Conference on Monday, addressing a long-standing issue with its autocorrect feature on iPhones. The feature has been known to correct the word “fucking” to “ducking,” causing frustration for many users. However, Apple’s software chief, Craig Federighi, announced that the autocorrect feature will now learn and recognize the use of the word “fucking,” ending what has been a source of mirth or frustration for users for years.
While the texting tweak was certainly big news for iPhone users, it was just one of the topics discussed at the conference. Apple also introduced an expensive new mixed-reality headset and provided details on revamping its desktop and laptop devices. The company’s CEO, Tim Cook, and software engineering VP, Craig Federighi, were in attendance.
Apple shares soared on Monday, hitting an all-time record and bringing the company’s market valuation just shy of $3 trillion, which would also be a record. Over the last five years, the company has seen gains of around 280%, largely due to the success of the iPhone. Despite the autocorrect feature’s quirks, iPhone users have always had the option to turn it off and let their profanity fly.