How to Hack Apple to Bypass iOS’ Auto-correct so you Stop “Ducking-up”
iOS’s auto-correct feature is helpful, funny, catastrophic and awesome. But not when you are typing a word and your iPhone constantly autocorrects it to a word that you didn’t intend to type at all. It is very annoying when Apple’s auto-correcting feature is so controlling and bossy especially when you want to swear the “fuck” at someone but “duck” keeps getting in the way.
Until Apple fixes up a recipe to let you edit auto correct data, these are the way out. Not that cursing while typing is such a good thing, it just feels good knowing you could bypass this feature. With this fixes, the iPhone can no longer boss us around, stopping us from enjoying the guilty pleasures of the “fuck” word.
There now is a way to bypass Apple’s irritating auto-correct censorship. The Guardian’s Steven Thrasher tweeted this hack to fix your phone’s aversion to the word “fuck”.
According to him, adding “fuck fucker” and “fucked fucking” as contacts on the phone will make the iPhone stop auto-correcting the word “fuck” into variations of the “duck, yuck” etc. “so the iPhone would just think I knew someone named ‘fuck’ and wouldn’t rudely change it to ‘duck.’”
Best life hack ever: add “fuck fucker” & “fucked fucking” to your iPhone contacts & never mess with correcting “duck” “ducked” etc again pic.twitter.com/YhZAp6vDKf
— Steven Thrasher (@thrasherxy) October 7, 2016
While adding a shortcut could fix this issue, some have noted that this hack doubles as a great way to rename the exes you still have in your contacts.
Will admit that I learned this when I renamed a couple of exes in my Contacts rather than deleting them. https://t.co/483u9ManxW
— Rachel E. Pollock (@labricoleuse) October 7, 2016
“A faster way to curse without having to correct themselves turned out to be a parting gift from their fucking ex!” Thrasher said.
Gizmodo night editor Eve Peyser also points out another way to bypass the annoying auto-correct censorship. From Settings, enter General, then Keyboard, the Text Replacement, and create customized auto-corrections and delete word the “ducking” altogether.