Apple disables autocorrect that changes swear word to “ducking”

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It’s been a problem that’s plagued iPhone users since its inception: you want to add some emphasis to your text, but the autocorrect automatically changes the word you typed to “ducking.”

You can probably guess what word that is.

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Well Apple says “no more,” as they’ve officially disabled that part of the autocorrect feature in the phone’s new iOS 17 software update.

According to CNN, Apple’s new iOS keyboard will learn your habits over time, fixing words that you frequently misspell, while leaving words alone that you intentionally thumbed in. It will also use AI to better predict your next word and provide improved autofill suggestions.

During Apple’s presentation, Craig Federighi, the company’s head of software said, “In those moments where you just want to type a ducking word, well, the keyboard will learn it, too.”

iOS 17 will be available for download later this year.

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