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How to Stop Annoying Auto Corrections on the iPhone

We all have a few words we’d rather our iPhone forgot. Remember that one time you typed “teh” instead of “the” and now your phone refuses to type “the” right? Or whatabout that one time you went to “the Oakland A’s game” and now your phone types “as” as “A’s?”
Insults like these tend to lose their sting with all the auto correct fails.
Fear not, because there’s more than one way to fix your auto-correct blues.

1. Reset Your Dictionary

If your iPhone dictionary is a mess of incorrectly spelled words and mistakes, you might just want to reset the whole thing. You can do so by navigating to Settings > General > Reset > Reset Keyboard Dictionary. This will refresh your phone dictionary and all those weird misspellings will be forgotten.
There are plenty of options hidden in the Reset pane, but Reset Dictionary has to be the most useful.
While in there, you can reset your home screen layout as well. Doing so will arrange all of your first-party apps to the factory default and put the rest in alphabetical order.

2. Tap out

While the misspellings can be seriously annoying, if you don’t want to reset your dictionary, (and lose all the swear words you spent months teaching your phone) there is another way.

Type the misspelled word and when the auto-corrector appears above the word, tap the “x.” Do this slowly five times. On the fifth tap of the “x”, the word will be forgotten!

It’s like an awesome game. Type the word slowly and tap the X carefully. If you miss one, you’ll have to start over. Neat!
Who knew?