How to Use Predictive Autocorrect in iOS 17? Apple’s new machine learning technology has made autocorrect a lot more useful when inputting text into your iPhone with iOS 17. Apple claims to have adopted a “transformer language model” that can better personalise autocorrect for individual users, learning your specific preferences and word selections to make typing more useful.
How to Use Predictive Autocorrect in iOS 17
After a few weeks of using iOS 17, you’ll notice that the autocorrect recommendations are considerably better at guessing what you’re going to say and suggesting words for you to touch to autofill. When using acronyms, shorter words, slang words, and colloquialisms, autocorrect is less aggressive with automated correction, but it can still correct unintentional typos.
A blue line appears beneath the corrected word when autocorrect updates it. Tap the blue line to see the original word you entered (marked by an arrow), and then tap to restore it. If there are any alternative autocorrect options for what you typed, they will be displayed for you to choose from.
Turning off Autocorrect
The new autocorrect functionality is useful when it corrects something you don’t want to be repaired because you can revert with a tap rather than having to retype the word. If you find the new predictive autocorrect bothersome, you can disable it manually. Simply follow the steps outlined below.
- Open the Settings app on your iPhone.
- Select General.
- Select Keyboards.
- Toggle off the switch next to Predictive in the “All Keyboards” section.
That’s all there is to it. Now, iOS will just highlight in red any word it believes you misspelt, but it will not attempt to autocorrect it.