Bypass Autocorrect To Type Anything in iOS

Often you need to type a name, special word or non-dictionary word on your iPhone or iPad. Autocorrect will then replace that word with something else from its dictionary. You can easily force iOS to accept anything you type by tapping one button.

Comments: 14 Responses to “Bypass Autocorrect To Type Anything in iOS”

    Goldie Milgram
    4 years ago

    Very helpful, deserves wide dissemination. Thank you.

    Jean H
    4 years ago

    You answered my question!!! I lost the expanded options when typing and didn’t know how to get them back. Problem solved.

    Anne
    4 years ago

    I do not see the thicker line with the white area on my iphone. I do see it on my iPad and I was able to bring up the three boxes there.

    4 years ago

    Anne: Try this. Go to Settings, General, Keyboard and turn on Predictive.

    Mavis Brauer
    4 years ago

    I had the same problem as Anne and turning on “Predictive” worked. I have seen the three spelling options in the past and apparently had unknowingly turned off that option. How do you turn it off?

    4 years ago

    Mavis: See my reply to Anne above.

    Jan E. Wille
    4 years ago

    I do not see ‘the thicker line’ on either iPhone or iPad, and I have checked all options in ‘Settings, General, Keyboard’. Maybe it has something to do with language? – I use Norwegian.

    4 years ago

    Jan: It could be. I’m sure the suggestions aren’t available in all languages, but I would think Norwegian would be ok. Also, are you using the latest version of iOS?

    Jan E. Wille
    4 years ago

    9.3.1 (13E238)

    4 years ago

    Jan: Did you try switching to an English keyboard to check? You can easily switch between multiple keyboards in iOS.

    Jan E. Wille
    4 years ago

    I tried switching to English as ‘iPad language’, and then ‘the thicker line’ appeared. So Norwegian is probably not a supported language for this function.

    Ray Ratchford
    4 years ago

    I have similar “auto correct” problem with my Mac. My current OS is 10.11.4, however this has been a nuisance for a very long time.

    Glynne
    4 years ago

    Gary, does iOS “learn” new words so that you don’t have to keep autocorrecting them? Can you edit its dictionary?

    4 years ago

    Glynne: Yes. The more you dismiss suggestions the more it will learn. There’s no way to edit it directly.

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