Auto Correction?

Discussion in 'Motorola Droid' started by luckmylife, Jan 2, 2010.

  1. luckmylife

    luckmylife Member

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2009
    Messages:
    71
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    6
    Location:
    North Carolina
    Ratings:
    +0
    Hey I searched for an answer (sounds dramatic, huh) on these forums but couldn't find it, I though the Droid was supposed to automatically correct miss-spelled words? Is it supposed to do this for SMS as well? I have Handcent and tried to find it in Settings, didn't see anything about it, and then checked on the Settings for the whole device but it won't correct any miss-spelled words. Really annoying cause I like the on-screen keyboards a lot but then I'll notice that I hit the wrong letter waaaay up top and have to fix it.... I know it's nothing big but it is an annoyance that I'd like to see fixed.

    Any (by any I mean good :)) help/advice is appreciated!
     
  2. Corinacakes

    Corinacakes DF Super Moderator Theme Developer

    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2009
    Messages:
    5,009
    Likes Received:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    153
    Location:
    Maine
    Ratings:
    +3
    settings, scroll to the bottom, click auto text settings, check the two boxes in there.
     
  3. luckmylife

    luckmylife Member

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2009
    Messages:
    71
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    6
    Location:
    North Carolina
    Ratings:
    +0
    Yep, did that earlier and still doesn't correct my spelling. Thanks for the reply though :)
     
  4. Corinacakes

    Corinacakes DF Super Moderator Theme Developer

    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2009
    Messages:
    5,009
    Likes Received:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    153
    Location:
    Maine
    Ratings:
    +3
    no problem:D put swype on yur phone and you'll never need to correct anything lol
     
  5. Martin030908

    Martin030908 DF Super Moderator

    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2009
    Messages:
    8,773
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    151
    Ratings:
    +0
    The on screen keyboard has the option to correct commonly misspelled words and auto-text suggestion box.
    The physical keyboard has the option to correct commonly misspelled words but does not have the auto text suggestion box.
     
  6. luckmylife

    luckmylife Member

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2009
    Messages:
    71
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    6
    Location:
    North Carolina
    Ratings:
    +0
    I've got everything set to the correction settings but it still doesn't correct anything... is it supposed to correct the spelling as you go? I don't know why this isn't working.
     
  7. abailiff

    abailiff New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2010
    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Ratings:
    +0
    I am having the same issue with my physical keyboard since the firmware update.
     
  8. Benton

    Benton Member

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2009
    Messages:
    196
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Ratings:
    +0
    This is likely a settings issue since there is not universal consistency in the results. My auto correction does work on SMS with virtual keyboard and not with physical keyboard, my preference. I use Android keyboard with bottom four options for this keyboard checked in its settings. My physical keyboard settings are all checked.
     
  9. Martin030908

    Martin030908 DF Super Moderator

    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2009
    Messages:
    8,773
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    151
    Ratings:
    +0
    The on screen keyboard corrects much more than the physical keyboard. It's just the way it is. The physical keyboard will fix words like 'the' and other common mistakes, but won't give you the wide range of correction that the suggestion box will on the on screen keyboard.
     
  10. iclickjohn

    iclickjohn Member

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2009
    Messages:
    45
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    6
    Ratings:
    +0
    Yeah, that auto correct made me look stupid so many times. In SMS texting some chick and it changes the words to some totally wrong word. And they are texting back, WHAT??? So now I have to REALLY check everything and sometimes go back to put my spelling back in the way I want it (after it auto corrects) Can you turn the auto correct off but still have the auto suggestion left on? That is the way I'd like it.
     
  11. Martin030908

    Martin030908 DF Super Moderator

    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2009
    Messages:
    8,773
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    151
    Ratings:
    +0
    Yes you can. For the virtual keyboard you can disable the "quick fixes" box and the auto complete box. The suggestion box will still show :) And in the device keyboard setting just disable the "auto-replace" box.
     
  12. BoltFan

    BoltFan New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2010
    Messages:
    28
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Ratings:
    +0
    Is there a way to update the auto-correct word list? Like, for example, add in the word "I'll"?
     
Search tags for this page
auto correct not working on samsung s4 with handcent
,
auto correction
,

can i disable suto word check on my droid razr

,
droid 2 spell correction
,
how do i get rid of auto correct on galaxy 4
,
how do i get rid of auto correct on my droid razor
,

how to get rid of spell check on android

,
how to switch off automatic speelchecker on droid razr
,
razr m stopped spelling words
,

spelling correction while typing handcent sms