Spellcheck

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  1. BettiBz

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    i wonder if any other users notice Spellcheck over correcting since latest update.lbefore U even finish a word it substitutes it's own.lol
     
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    I certainly have. While you can dismiss the auto-correction before it changes the word, the only way to stop it permanently is to go to Settings>General>Keyboards>Auto-Correction and turn the switch off.
     
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    I know that but I make too many typos to turn it off completely. It has it's good points, just seems overly ambitious lately.lol
     
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    I turn auto-correct off, but leave spell checking on. That leaves the mistakes with a red underline, so I can go back and fix them myself. I can tap on the mistakes and get a suggestion, and much of the time it's what I wanted.
     
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    That seems to make sense. Will try it.. Are those suggested words at bottom part of auto correct? They can come in handy.lol
     
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    No, i think those are predictives. Left spell check on but turned off auto correct so well see. Txs for the tip.
     
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    No problem.

    And yes, the predictive text at the top of the keyboard is different from the spell check that underlines incorrect words. Hold in mind that spell check doesn't always work perfectly. I've had it underline correctly spelled words (usually contractions) and ignore a few incorrectly spelled ones. But mostly it works.

    Predictive text can be used a bit like spell check. If you double tap a word to select it, you'll see alternate spellings and/or choices in the predictive text. You can tap them to replace the word if you see it. Tapping the Replace option in the popup menu may or may not offer different choices.

    It's also a quick way to capitalize a word if you forgot. Double tap the word to select it, tap the shift key, then select the now capitalized version from the predictive text choices. You can ALL CAPS a word or acronym the same way. Double tap the shift key to put in in caps lock mode. The predictive text choices will be all caps.

    In the end, the main reason I turn off auto-correct is that I prefer any mistakes to be my mistakes. Besides, my mistakes are the usual, normal, stupid human mistakes, not the crazy substitutions auto-correct occasionally comes up with. :)
     
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    I wanted to turn off auto correct and did but then the auto caps didn't work so had to enable it to get back I for i ..know what I mean?
    Just don't know why predictives words at bottom are not coming up anymore. Is it me or latest upgrade?
    Txs for all the info on caps, but knew about double tapping cap key, not shift to get ALL CAPS.
     
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    Guess I didn't understand predictive as I thought they were the suggested words at the bottom that I no longer see.
     
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    Btw I saw those predictive words at bottom of page

    Maybe cuz my iPad is in landscape mode.
    Cannot get rid of italics now
     

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