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    Angry Help! Autocorrect is sending me over the edge!

    I accidentally typed my email address incorrectly ONCE and now every time I start to type my email, iPad tries to change it to that incorrect address! I cleared cache, cookies, and history and turned off Autofill in Safari, but it still keeps popping up! Can anything be done to stop this before I tear my hair out? I've tried ignoring it, but when I hit return to get to the next field in a form, it enters the bad address. Frustrating! Suggestions?

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    First, welcome to the forum!

    Second is the bad news. No one has been able to figure out how to disable this "helpful" feature of Apple's. Best suggestion I can say is to keep putting in (and using) the correct address and eventually, it will be at the top of the list. Or not ... Cause no one really knows how it works.

    Sorry I can't be of more help.

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    Go to 'Settings', 'General', 'Keyboard', then UNcheck 'Check spelling'.

    I did this as, like you, could not find out how to make it "unlearn" an incorrect spelling.

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    Yes, I too finally got tired of the autocorrect and turned it off completely. Before doing so, I had not really realized how "stressful" the current implementation really is.

    Hopefully Apple will improve it in the not so distant future.

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    Quote Originally Posted by buffalowings702 View Post
    I accidentally typed my email address incorrectly ONCE and now every time I start to type my email, iPad tries to change it to that incorrect address! I cleared cache, cookies, and history and turned off Autofill in Safari, but it still keeps popping up! Can anything be done to stop this before I tear my hair out? I've tried ignoring it, but when I hit return to get to the next field in a form, it enters the bad address. Frustrating! Suggestions?
    If you don't want to give up auto-correct completely, you might try touching the "x" in the corner of the suggested completion bubble. Don't know if that will get rid of the erroneous address permanently but I've found it eliminated a bizarre email address that kept popping up. YMMV.

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    Ypu cam reset the dictionnay keyboard in General-Reset...

    Also, i found out that you can edit/add new words to the dictiomnary by going in General-Keyboard

    But I disabled the autocorrect as I often need to write in mixed language (english, french), and the dictionnary just gets in the way. I have to be more careful on typos, but at the same time, I don't have the surprise of having "other words" changing the meaning of the text.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrHouse
    Ypu cam reset the dictionnay keyboard in General-Reset...

    Also, i found out that you can edit/add new words to the dictiomnary by going in General-Keyboard

    But I disabled the autocorrect as I often need to write in mixed language (english, french), and the dictionnary just gets in the way. I have to be more careful on typos, but at the same time, I don't have the surprise of having "other words" changing the meaning of the text.

    VicoPad addict!
    LOL! I seem not to be the only one writting in Franglais...if I left the autocorrect on my iPad would go nuts !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yptcn

    LOL! I seem not to be the only one writting in Franglais...if I left the autocorrect on my iPad would go nuts !

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    This thread has been very helpful to me. Think I will turn off auto correct now. Means I will have to correct my own mistakes but at least I won't have it putting the wrong word into a sentence. Lol

    Thanks to the OP for starting this one.

    From Alison, Sent from my iPad 2 using iPF

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrHouse
    Ypu cam reset the dictionnay keyboard in General-Reset...

    Also, i found out that you can edit/add new words to the dictiomnary by going in General-Keyboard

    But I disabled the autocorrect as I often need to write in mixed language (english, french), and the dictionnary just gets in the way. I have to be more careful on typos, but at the same time, I don't have the surprise of having "other words" changing the meaning of the text.

    VicoPad addict!
    I don't see how to edit the dictionary. There is option on mine under keyboard.


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