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Prevent embarrassing typos on the iPhoneWe'll show you how to deal with the iPhone's autocorrect feature, which can be a blessing or a curse.
[ Music ] ^M00:00:08 >> Brian Tong: Have you ever been typing with your iPhone and the message you create is autocorrected with the wrong word? Yeah. It happens to me too. I'm Brian Tong with cnet.com, and we'll show you a few ways to deal with the iPhone's autocorrect feature. Now, if you like to use slang or custom words, the iPhone probably suggests a lot of incorrect words that you don't want. So when you first use the phone, you probably just started typing away, hit the space bar then the iPhone plugged in the incorrect word and then you would go back, delete that suggestion, and retype it. The problem with that is the iPhone learns to default to that suggests in the future and doesn't learn the unique words that you use. So if you'd like to start off with a clean slate go to your settings, then general, then reset, and find reset the keyboard dictionary. You'll now return to the factory defaults, and your phone will learn the slang or unique words you use by tapping the iPhone suggestion and rejecting it. Those unique words will now be added to the dictionary. Now, another annoyance is if you have a friend's name or street name that's unique and the iPhone tries to autocorrect it. Well, as long as it's not the first word in a sentence or message use a capital letter and the iPhone will not try autocorrect it. And finally, if you guys just don't like what the iPhone does at all go to the settings, then general, then keyboard, and just turn the autocorrection off. I'm Brian Tong with cnet.com, and those are a few tips we hope will help you deal with the autocorrect feature on the iPhone. Use them wisely.