Setting/configuring auto correct?

Discussion in 'iPad Help' started by KittyInTheFedora, Jan 23, 2012.

  1. KittyInTheFedora

    Expand Collapse
    iPF Novice

    Jan 19, 2012
    Thanks Received:
    I'm wondering if there is a way that I can put in words that I don't think auto correct has in its dictionary (I am in the sciences, and it's really annoying when it changes alkanes to Alan's, as an example). Is there a way to give it words, or do I just have to suck it up and let it learn when I correct it?


    Kitty :)
  2. Kaykaykay

    Expand Collapse
    iPad Wizard

    Apr 28, 2011
    Thanks Received:
    The dictionary learns as you go, so if you type the same word several times and hit the X to allow a flagged word, it should stop auto-correcting it after a while. AFAIK, you can't add words directly.

    You can work around by creating a keyboard shortcut for certain words, or creating a phony entry in your Contacts with a certain spelling.

    I like keyboard shortcuts. Take any two characters that are unlikely to be used, for instance, and you can create a shortcut. So I have a bunch like aa, bb, etc.

Share This Page

Search tags for this page
changing autocorrect settings ipad
configuring autocorect setting
how to change autocorrect words in ipad

ipad add auto correct