The iPhone’s auto-correct is pretty smart, but the one thing it has trouble with are contractions. This is because if you want to type a word like “we’ll”, the iPhone will think you meant to type “well” which is a perfectly legitimate word. Same thing with “we’re” and “were”, “it’s” and “its” and so on. But there’s a trick to fooling the auto correct into recognizing that you are typing a contraction instead of another recognizable word. Just repeat the last letter of the word. For Instance, type w-e-l-l-l instead of “well”, and autocorrect will suggest “we’ll”. Type w-e-r-e-e instead of were and you get “we’re”. Type i-t-s-s and you’ll get “it’s”.
Pretty cool, although unfortunately not entirely consistent. For example, typing h-e-l-l-l in an attempt to get “he’ll” gave me “hello”. Oh well, at least I know of two contractions that will no longer slow me down. If you have discovered any other similar typing tricks, let us know in the comments!
Thanks to faithful TICS reader James for the tip!