7 Replies Latest reply: Apr 21, 2008 10:54 AM by Lawrence Finch
IgorV Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
I just received my iPhone and want to turn off the feature when you type it auto-completes and predicts your word. How can I turn it off completely since I use more than just english to type out SMS and so on.

Kind Regards,
Igor

Macbook 2.16 GHz, Mac OS X (10.5.2)
  • 1. Re: Turning off Auto-Complete in iPhone
    Lawrence Finch Level 7 Level 7 (25,980 points)
    You can't turn it off, but you can tap the "x" on the suggestion and it will go away. After 3 rejections it will no longer suggest that word. You can also keep typing the word; the suggestion isn't inserted until you enter a SPACE.
  • 2. Re: Turning off Auto-Complete in iPhone
    wrighty16 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    For some reason this doesnt seem to work for me. If writing a SMS and put xx at the end of the message it automatically changes this to fx and i have to press the cross to change it back to xx. Ive done this many many times but fx continues to appear, do you know why this may be?
  • 3. Re: Turning off Auto-Complete in iPhone
    Leonhard minutillo Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    please please Apple Male of Possinne to turn this of of is a Paul in the ***

    really means:

    please please Apple make it possible to turn this off it is a pain in the ***
  • 4. Re: Turning off Auto-Complete in iPhone
    Michael Cheung2 Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
    At first, it kept persisting that "afew" was "Agee", and I rejected the suggestion 4 times. I then saved the note, and opened a new one. Surprisingly, it now knows not to use "Agee".
  • 5. Re: Turning off Auto-Complete in iPhone
    Michael Cheung2 Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
    I find that the iPhone adds names on your address book into the dictionary.
    I added a description of "(Best Mate!)" at the end of my friend's surname, as I know two people of that name. Thereafter, everytime I write "Hi mate" it always ended up with "Mate!)" I had to use a temporary workaround of adding a space between Mate and !, but now the above suggestions of rejecting the suggestion several times seems to work...
  • 6. Re: Turning off Auto-Complete in iPhone
    happyhappyboy Level 1 Level 1 (40 points)
    the automatic number formatting is just as annoying. this is absolutely ridiculous! i teach Human-Computer-Interaction and just today i told my students about Ben Shneiderman’s Eight Golden Rules of Interface Design, which is basic stuff and widely accepted. One of these rules is "Support internal locus of control", which means, that it must always be possible for the user to be in full control of the system and not vice versa. that apple does not adhere to this rule is a shame and if some of my students would that i would not accept their work until they changed it. this is not a matter of taste, it is just wrong. a bug, a mistake, whatever. it must be possible to turn that off. bleah! i've been a strong apple afficionado for 15 years now, but recently apple did it's best to really **** me off, and this one fits nicely into that pattern.

    regards,
    sebastian mecklenburg
  • 7. Re: Turning off Auto-Complete in iPhone
    Lawrence Finch Level 7 Level 7 (25,980 points)
    You are certainly right, but for most users it won't matter because if Apple allowed you to format the number they way you want it once it syncs with Outlook or Entourage Microsoft will obligingly reformat it anyway