iPhone users might be far too familiar with the problem of “Ducking”. It can give us a laugh but gets annoying in a long run. Here’s how to solve it.
Ever typed something similar to “fucking awesome” and ended up sending “ducking awesome” because your iPhone autocorrected it? Of course, we all have faced that problem. Your iPhone is rarely able to figure out how often you swear and how rarely you intend to talk about ducks.
However, I never really understood what makes iPhones consider “ducking” an adverb. It continuously points out the ‘mistake’ and a number of times, it changes the word by itself. Swearing has got increasingly common given today’s era of technology and forwardness.
Also, what fun is it talking to your friends without a bit of swearing? It has become acceptable in many circles including the big ones like Guardian and HBO. Though your phone does not think so.
How to get rid of the issue- 2 ways
Though there’s a solution to every probelm today, this one was just a piece of cake comparatively. All thanks to Guardian’s own Steven Thrasher. He gave a great solution to the problem and peope are truly grateful to him for that. He gave an awesome life hack via a tweet this Thursday. “Best life hack ever, add ‘fuck fucker’ & ‘fucked fucking’ to your iPhone contacts & never mess with correcting ‘duck’ ‘ducked’ etc again”
Chris Martyszczyk of cnet says ” I tried his suggestion. I took the phone numbers of the two people I most dislike (I think they know who they are) and entered them with the monikers Thrasher suggested. Then I typed an iMessage.”
The hack worked great for him. You can always disable auto correct or remove ‘duck’ and ‘ducking’ from the dictionary via settings to avoid such silly over-smartness of your iPhone. However, the feature can come in handy when you spell a word wrong and do not want to ruin your image before friends and colleagues.
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
Moreover, there’s one more, quite easier way to get rid of the problem. All you have to do is settings > general > text replacement and replace the word your phone autocorrects to with the actual word you want to type. And that will be it, you do not have to bother creating contacts doing this.
Which one of the two methods worked better for you?