Apple Announces AutoCorrect Feature Renewed With iOS 17
The autocorrect feature, which has been criticized for its bugs, gets new machine learning with iOS 17 and provides more consistent results. Details are here!
One of the biggest complaints we hear from iPhone users is that autocorrect never corrects what they type. Apple has announced that it promises major improvements to the keyboard autocorrect system with iOS 17 on the iPhone.
The new autocorrect system is based on on-device machine learning models personalized for each user.
The keyboard now uses a cutting-edge transformative language model to make autocorrect more accurate than ever.
The keyboard will also be more sensitive to the owner’s language. If the user is prone to swearing, he will learn this too and will now start making aggressive suggestions.
Sentence-Wide Auto-Corrections Are Coming
Apple has also reduced the complexity of the autocorrect UI. When autocorrect makes a change, the changed word is now briefly marked with an underscore. If the autocorrect made a mistake, the user can tap the underline to see the original typed word and optionally go back to that word. The system will continue to learn from these manual fixes as well.
Additionally, autocomplete suggestions can now occur at the sentence level and display inline, completing multiple words by simply pressing the spacebar.
iOS 17 requires iPhone XS or later and is available as a developer beta today. The software update will be rolled out to all compatible iPhone users later this year.