Fun with iPhone's predictive texting...

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wildonrio

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Ok try this. In a text, try and type the word YOURE (with no apostrophe). Notice how when you get to the E, it absolutely will not let you type it. If you move your thumb around, it will shift between the W and the R to the left and right of the E, but the E will be unavailable to type. The best I've been able to type is YOURR. Ironically, after you give up and type YOURR, the predictive texting will suggest YOU'RE and if you press space, your YOU'RE will be there like you wanted.

I don't think we notice these types of things too often since predictive texting is good enough to eventually get the word you want after you press space. Just thought I'd point out this oddity.
 

cdinca

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that is weird! I noticed that if I delete the second r in yourr, then I can type an e to make it youre.

Just weird.
 

psylichon

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That is an odd one. I'm sure there are more. It's like it's too busy thinking of what you want to type to actually allow you type the correct thing.

Sometimes I wish there was the ability to change predictive text's behavior... i.e. instead of having to tap the suggestion to ignore it, it would be ignored by default unless I tapped it. As I get better at typing with the iPhone, this feature would become increasingly appreciated.
 
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The thing I hate most about it is the abbreviations it puts in. By far the worst is LOL, every time you type lol it goes LOL. Only thing I like about it is how the predicitive text catches on to commonly used phrases. Where I live we have something called toats hilar which is kinda an inside joke, and not when I type tots it goes toats. Kinda cool
 

Velodog2

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I'm a big fan of the predictive texting capabilities and I type very fast on the virtual keyboard by 'trusting' it.

The only contraction that continues to be an annoying problem for me is "we're". I haven't figured out how to get the phone to put the apostrophe in for me. If I don't put it in manually I get "were" no matter what I've tried. Anyone know how to do this?
 
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Hayesimus

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Ok try this. In a text, try and type the word YOURE (with no apostrophe). Notice how when you get to the E, it absolutely will not let you type it. If you move your thumb around, it will shift between the W and the R to the left and right of the E, but the E will be unavailable to type. The best I've been able to type is YOURR. Ironically, after you give up and type YOURR, the predictive texting will suggest YOU'RE and if you press space, your YOU'RE will be there like you wanted.

I don't think we notice these types of things too often since predictive texting is good enough to eventually get the word you want after you press space. Just thought I'd point out this oddity.


I also was unable to select the 'D' when i moved my thumb around. weird.
 

Ramesh

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I'm a big fan of the predictive texting capabilities and I type very fast on the virtual keyboard by 'trusting' it.

The only contraction that continues to be an annoying problem for me is "we're". I haven't figured out how to get the phone to put the apostrophe in for me. If I don't put it in manually I get "were" no matter what I've tried. Anyone know how to do this?
I would think that since were is a word, you wouldn't be able to get to phone to predict we're instead of were...
 
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Hayesimus

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You ever watch that one cartoon show. Um... the wacky races or something, with penelope pitstop and dick dastardly and his dog mutley. You know how the dog would always put his paw over his mouth and be like "hehehehehe" well i'm imagining the Apple programmar in charge of the Predictive text writing the program and looking over both shoulders to see if anyone is looking and then typing on his keyboard going,"hehehehehe."
 

csk007

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ya thats crazy...

well as a matter of fact you cannot type three letters....


after typing "your"

you cannot press

E D T


and another instance of this after typing "typ"

you cannot press

W

well actually i have found lots of these some are annoying when typing nouns that i come across...:eek:
 

KNK

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When I am at the end of the word that I mispelled but the correct type has another word I can not hit space then it will insert the wrong word. I jst add any letter then space and then backspace to put it correct.
 

robhon

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PLs?

Why does it change 'pls' (as in please) to 'PLs'?

What is PLs?
Computing: Programming langauges
Accounting: Profit and Loss statements
Military: Patrol Leaders

I'm sure the list could go on.

Not sure that "pls" for please would be in a dictionary unless you add it yourself.
 
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Hayesimus

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Just recently, i was trying to tell my friend that I was seeing a movie. When I was telling him who I was watching the movie with, a dude with the last name of Guck, it came across as something a little more obscene lol
 

wildonrio

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Just recently, i was trying to tell my friend that I was seeing a movie. When I was telling him who I was watching the movie with, a dude with the last name of Guck, it came across as something a little more obscene lol
And what would that be, Duck? Or maybe Buck... but those aren't obscene. Hmmm..............