Friday, April 16th, 2021

iPhone autocorrect could get a lot smarter or more annoying

Friday, 16 April 2021 | 4:41 pm | 46 times

iPhone autocorrect could get a lot smarter or more annoying

Currently, iOS autocorrect on iPhone and iPad can be somewhat of a wild beast you can struggle to keep under control – for every actual error it removes, it can feel like it also nixes loads of slang words and intentional non-standard spellings.

That may change, though, as Apple has just been granted a patent for its self-correcting intelligence. As identified by PhoneArena, it was filed in 2017 and recently approved by the USPTO.

This patent describes changes to how auto-correction works. Basically, this patent describes how auto-correction will only perform the part that misspells, rather than completely altering a spelling that is similar and correctly spelled.


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