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    Tips to Add Words to iPhone's Dictionary

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    imageTips to Add Words to iPhone's Dictionary

    You might have noticed that your iPhone doesn't know the swear words. We had also provided couple of tricks to teach your iPhone to swear. iPhone expert, Erica Sadun, who also blogs at Ars Technica decided to investigate as the trick of typing the swear word two or three times...

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    • DistortedloopDistortedloop Posts: 64
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      What an f-ing fantastic tip. Now my phone will stop autocorrecting my words to shift and duck. ;-)

    • meme Posts: 220
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      finally, I hope I could add the Italian world "ma" without seeing it always being corrected to the non-sensed "m'a"...
      That's weird: "ma" is a widely used conjunction... Strange Apple hasn't added it!

    • PabloPablo Posts: 38
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      this is lame, if you dont like the auto correction function JUST CANCEL IT...its not that hard (if u have 2.2) if u r runnin 2.1 then u can download an app from cydia that can stop it. so it doesnt really need anyone to develop an app which could help u add words....i dont like it

    • DistortedloopDistortedloop Posts: 64
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      Actually, I take it back. While the tip keeps autocorrection from correcting your foul language in mobile safari, the same words are auotcorrected in the SMS app still. Too bad.

    • DistortedloopDistortedloop Posts: 64
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      I like the autocorrection feature, and would never turn it off. It makes far too many "correct" corrections to give up; that doesn't mean that I can't be frustrated with the fact that it refuses to learn certain words, and that there is no way to force it to stop autocorrecting particular words that the prude-police at Apple have deemed non-iPhone-worthy.

    • Jonny HJonny H Posts: 47
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    • kelly summerskelly summers Posts: 1
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      if they get this working fine it will boost the iphone sales no end, i know dozens of people who wont buy the iphone just because they cant use the bluetooth to other phones.

      http://myfreeiphone.co.uk/wordpress

    • iPhoneHacksiPhoneHacks Posts: 2,315
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      Hey DistortedLoop,

      You are right, it seems to work sometimes but doesn't work all the time.

      Erica has just commented that she might be able to build an app for this, in my opinion that's the next best solution.

      So there is hope :)

    • terrafxterrafx Posts: 1
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      You can hack this with a bit of perl. Threw this together as an example and I'm sure someone has more time to create a read, edit, write perl script.

      scp'd file to my linux box. Ran perl script against it & copied back. Voila

      #!/usr/bin/perl
      open FILE, ">>dynamic-text.dat" or die $!;
      binmode FILE;
      print FILE "****";
      close(FILE);

      You can also do a very quick dump of words with strings.

    • iPhoneHacksiPhoneHacks Posts: 2,315
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      Hey terrafx,

      Thats just awesome :)

      Thanks!!!

    • anonymousanonymous Posts: 106
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      well, its not hard earned experience to that extent. but if you want your iphone to "learn" words. text people. the iphone will learn that way. and it will be put into the dictionary when youre using safari or notes or whatever else you have in your iphone. believe me since i speak another language and the iphone basically knows another language by now. and no, it does not change my words to shift or duck.

    • MarkMark Posts: 267
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      Good tip for users that dont like big fat cases are:

      Remember the main reason for users buying cases are to protect it from scratches ok ive done this and works ok

      For the back you cover the area that sits in contact with a surface with 3 strips of black electrical tape this will also stop the iphone from sliding around.

      For the front you cut 4 bits of electrical tape each half a cm x cm and place 1 in each corner and this is enough to keep the screen off a surface but allows you to have it with out a cases

    • aa Posts: 76
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      you can add words to dictionary on any phone but why not the iphone?!

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      Thank you!!!! My initials are SLW - which the phone always tried to change to SOW - and . . . that's just mean! I'm NOT a SOW. I had rejected the correction at least a hundred times, and the iPhone was not getting the hint. After searching for SLW on Safari - and turning phone off & back on - I can finally type my own initials without being insulted by iPhone.

    • YungHungYungHung Posts: 1
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      Nigguh..this shizzo iz kleen... i bin trine to doo thizz shizzo fo a long azz mufukin tyme... ya digg...we big tymers up in thos whole

    • DustinDustin Posts: 116
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      HOW DO I ADD NAMES AND HAVE THEM BE AUTOMATICALLY CAPITALIZED?

    • mikemike Posts: 489
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      I'm becoming more and more mystified by my iPhone spellchecker. With 2.x firmware it corrected nsw/Nsw (my home state in Australia) to NSW but stopped with 3.x firmware. Ironically, the iPhone wasn't even released in Australia till the 3G phone

      Today it suggested "Ute" as a fix for "Yes".

      I'd also like it to stop trying to capitalise "msg" as "MSG".

    • KadriKadri Posts: 2
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      can't we just add those words to that database file ?

    • KadriKadri Posts: 2
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      i mean manually by accessing the file

    • DarrenDarren Posts: 43
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      Sorry to sound really basic ... i use my phone mainly for SMS, email and phone calls, not as a mini PC. Where do I, and how do i access this database file? Im happy to spend the time just typing in the words i want , so long as it helps in the long run.

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      I've got the opposite problem. For some annoying reason, my iPhone now types I'm WITH the bloody apostrophe - 'I'm. How can I go into the dictionary and change it back? I'm a noobie so don't know much about this, and I'm on a PC if that matters...?

      Please help me, it's driving me insane.

    • anonymousanonymous Posts: 106
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      who cares. anybody in todays world is going to know exactly what your talking about when you text them "I'm ducked up"

    • MeaghanMeaghan Posts: 1
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      Gahhh it still won't learn my name, even though the old software did!

    • JoeJoe Posts: 450
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      Ya my damned iPod touch 3G now writes the word me with a damned apostophe -- like me'

      WTF

    • MacelinMacelin Posts: 1
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      I cannot for the life of me understand why apple continually dumbs their products down - despite the gigantic number of complaints. Why would they make it impossible to edit your own freakin smart type dictionary. That's sooo stupid. I know many people would never try, but holy dumbass move. Apple clearly has one intention: Limit the capabilities of all their products so that the dumbest person on the planet can't possibly get lost using it, and limit the functionality so that said idiot can't break anything, but anyone with average intelligence is screwed when they want to imbibe it with an identity of any kind.
    • nikiniki Posts: 2
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      There's talk of an iPhone 5 in the works and still we cannot edit or create a custom dictionary! Apple fanboys always cry that if user doesn't "ducking" like the autocorrection of some words they should just disable it altogether. Hmm, I have a flat tire...I suppose I should set the car on fire then, eh ? That makes no sense. I like autocorrect, I would even venture to say that I *need* autocorrect at times so forgoing that functionality would be ridiculous. However, the fact that fact that turning autocorrect off appears to be the only permanent solution is more proof of this company's 'my way or the highway' attitude.  The fact that my iPhone F O U R still can't "learn" simple words like hell (he'll) is baffling. No matter how much I say HELL and how little I use he'll it will ALWAYS revert back to he'll. And you know what, what if I don't want "Internet" capitalized? It makes no sense that it took all the way up until this latest upgrade to stop having 'wtf' autocorrect in ALL CAPS. Not to mention the iPhone's utter refusal to remember certain names, abbreviations or initials. It's like there's a huge disconnect between the way users speak and the way Apple thinks users speak. Sure these are all minor complaints -- individually -- but collectively, they are a huge nuisance. For those of us that do a large portion of our social networking from our devices, autonomy when it comes to customization is imperative. I didn't wait in line for 21 hours and spend $399 for this damn phone only to find it severely lacks some of the most basic features. I feel like Apple is holding back the custom dictionary feature and others til the next phone comes out. They love to do that. Here's a tip Apple: I will NEVER mean "ducking". 
    • PeepsMcJuggsPeepsMcJuggs Posts: 4
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      Works for MOST words, but doesn't solve the biggest fucking problem: autocorrecting its to it's. Its like the goddamn shitty mamma jamma is determined to keep it's crap grammar intact.
    • EyesEyes Posts: 1
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      its is a word.and you used it's wrong.you do know that right?i just want to make sure you know that.
    • JessicaJessica Posts: 13
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      I can live with it correcting cuss words what bugs me is that it tries to corrected my daughters nickname and my sons real name! They are fairly common names and I should be able to fix it without accidentally calling her -hey- and him -page-!
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