Using autocorrect makes typing much easier on phones. Not only you can write words you don’t know the spellings of correctly, but it also compensates for mis-hits on the tiny keyboard.

But one day I had to write something using a pen and paper and I realised that I had forgotten how to spell common words. For example I had no idea if it was “absense” or “absence”.

Then I turned off autocorrect on my phone so that I can relearn how to spell words. I have gotten a lot better since then.

Has anyone else had a similar experience?

erpicht
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29 Monate

I hate autocorrect with a passion and never use it, reason being that it tries to correct variant spellings, names, and other unique words I use. I know adding mine own words to the keyboard’s dictionary would alleviate that issue, but I find that / predictive text eerie. I’m not so busy that I cannot proofread what I type, and I use any words I mis-spell as a learning opportunity, because it helps me remember it for future use.

riccardo
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19 Monate

I’m currently using FlorisBoard on Android (I’ve been using it for the last ~7 days, so not much), and it doesn’t have words correction yet - so yeah, I’m constantly looking up words online (or briefly switching to OpenBoard). If I went back to high school, my English tests would be such a mess…

@morrowind@lemmy.ml
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19 Monate

My keyboard app has allows you to undo autocorrect with a swipe, so I generally leave it on. Allows me to type probably ~2.5x as fast.

@k_o_t@lemmy.ml
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19 Monate

phone keyboards are so small, that, in my experience, however good they are, it’s basically impossible to type quickly without mistakes, so i always have autocorrect turned on on my phone

however, i compensate for the diminishing knowledge of spelling by turning off autocorrect on my computer, works fine 🤷‍♀️

Ninmi
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09 Monate

I’ve always had them off, and even after 10+ years I make the same amount of typos. I make almost no typos on a Japanese kana flick keyboard, and I’m wondering if I should get a flick keyboard on all languages and relearn typing on the phone like I did on desktop when I ditched qwerty.

@ksynwa@lemmy.ml
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09 Monate

Just so I am clear, the issue that made me turn off spellcheck was not typos, but forgetting how certain words were spelt.

For an alternative keyboard on Android you can try messagease.

@xarvos@lemmy.ml
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09 Monate

I use florisboard so there is no dictionary suggestion whjch is, as you said, hard to tyoe correctly. I find it frustrsting and sometimes too tired to correct them unless it’s absolitely unreadsble

@EruditeOwl@fapsi.be
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19 Monate

I use OpenBoard. FlorisBoard is actually great, but as is still at beta stage… But same here, I turned off autocorrect, just left it as “recommended words”.

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19 Monate

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