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It’s abysmal garbage now. Was something changed about how it works?

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[-] [email protected] 4 points 3 months ago

Happens on Android too. SwiftKey keyboard used to be the shit. I could sloppily mash out a message without even looking at my phone and it would autocorrect everything perfectly 98% of the time. Ever since Microsoft bought it about a decade ago it's been getting worse and worse. I can't type at all on this damn thing without looking directly at the keyboard like I'm still learning how to type. It's infuriating.

[-] [email protected] 8 points 3 months ago

Mine consistently changes human to “juman”.

That is not even a word.

[-] [email protected] 2 points 3 months ago

The only issue I’ve had is it loves to type “phine” instead of “phone” - I added this to text replacement and the problem went away.

“Fir” instead of “for” is still an issue sometimes but I just need to add that one as well. It doesn’t happen frequently enough for me to be bothered yet.

Other than that it works pretty well for me.

[-] [email protected] 2 points 3 months ago

I had to reset my keyboard once or twice a month for a while. Finally turned it off because it kept learning that words i often started sentences with should always be capitalized, even in the middle of a sentence. Spent a few weeks constantly correcting my spelling because i had grown heavily dependent on autocorrect, but it was worth it

[-] [email protected] 10 points 3 months ago

I remember those memes from all those years ago (even from the skeuomorphic days of iOS; 2007-2013) where autocorrect can basically ruin a user's life.

I was an iOS user right until 2015, because I couldn't afford any of the new iPhones, and the old ones were really slow on the then latest version. I had an iPhone 4 at this point.

So I think I always remember iOS's autocorrect being garbage. Either it got better once I left and then suddenly got worse again, or nothing changed at all and it continues to be garbage without ever being good for a day. Can anyone else confirm this?

[-] [email protected] 2 points 3 months ago

I had an iPhone for work from about 2014-2018. Autocorrect was as you have said the entire time (ganache).

[-] [email protected] 3 points 3 months ago

Not sure what ganache has to do with this, but I actually didn't think someone else would relate to me this much.

[-] [email protected] 5 points 3 months ago

That was a bad autocorrect joke (garbage > ganache). I had just woken up.

[-] [email protected] 2 points 3 months ago

If it helps, I got the joke straight away.

[-] [email protected] 1 points 3 months ago

Thank you. Oddly enough it does.

[-] [email protected] 2 points 3 months ago

Oh it’s absolutely garbage. So far AI has only made things worse, including autocorrect.

[-] [email protected] 7 points 3 months ago

Sometimes resetting your keyboard dictionary can improve things (see last section): https://support.apple.com/en-sg/guide/iphone/iph6d01d862/ios

But yeah, I do feel like it's gotten worse

[-] [email protected] 15 points 3 months ago

It's just Apple once again trying to copy something android has done for years and act like it's new.

[-] [email protected] 8 points 3 months ago* (last edited 3 months ago)

Give it a rest man. The war is over.

EDIT: I get the joke now. Apologies!

[-] [email protected] 19 points 3 months ago

No that's funny. Android autocorrect has been garbage WAY longer than iOS.

[-] [email protected] 8 points 3 months ago

Oh shit, did I not get the joke? Damn. Going to leave it there as an homage to my inability to get subtle humor.


[-] [email protected] 4 points 3 months ago

Aw it's good. Subtle humour generally does not play well on the internet.

[-] [email protected] 4 points 3 months ago

It’s even worse with ASD, but I love subtle humor when I can recognize it. It’s not only that it’s funny, but it comes with an additional victory lap for being able to see it for what it is.

[-] [email protected] 25 points 3 months ago

What’s worse is that disabling it in settings does not survive a restart.

Drives me nuts. Always makes me say things I didn’t Nintendo.

[-] [email protected] 1 points 3 months ago

Imagine having a choice in an apple product

[-] [email protected] 6 points 3 months ago* (last edited 1 month ago)

I see what you did there.

[-] [email protected] 3 points 3 months ago

And here I thought it was just me. Glad to know I’m not the only one.

[-] [email protected] 2 points 3 months ago

It uses LLM training. I find it to be a huge improvement, but understand that mileage may vary.

[-] [email protected] 11 points 3 months ago

You might be the only one that thinks it’s improved.

[-] [email protected] 21 points 3 months ago

It went from (iOS 16 and earlier) never letting me type “fuck” and replacing it with “duck” instead to (iOS 17) suggesting and “correcting” what I type with wildly improbable words.

[-] [email protected] 8 points 3 months ago

Yeah. Noticed it being super bad. Also, it could be related to the previous issue of the keyboard typing letters multiple times randomly.

[-] [email protected] 2 points 3 months ago

Haven’t had the multiple typing thing happen. But I will say that just now trying to type the word “happen” I had to force it to not say “hammer.”

[-] [email protected] 2 points 3 months ago

"Carries" is a nightmare for me. It's not a rare word. Why does autocorrect think I'd ever want " Carrie's"? It's not like that's even a name in my contact list to influence it into ridiculous nonsense.

[-] [email protected] 3 points 3 months ago

Yeah. I tried installing gboard and it didn't help.

this post was submitted on 08 Mar 2024
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