In an update IOS 17 Apple has made improvements to the autocorrect feature, with the aim of simplifying and speeding up the writing process. The keyboard now offers smarter suggestions, highlighting and underlining corrected words, allowing quick edits if they don't match the intended words.

From, iPhone displaying a text message with autocorrect and the latest iOS 17 update.

Apple has made some improvements to the predictive text feature on the iPhone, which has contributed to a more intuitive typing experience, given the recurring misspellings, so it was very useful to know which words were automatically corrected and be able to change them again quickly. Although this feature is enabled automatically, it is best to verify its activation by following these steps:

◉ Open Settings, then tap General.

From, a screenshot of the Control Panel on an iPhone running iOS 17.

◉ Press Keyboard.

From, a screenshot of the iPhone's keyboard settings, showing the autocorrect feature.

◉ Make sure Auto-Correction and Predictive are turned on.

Note: If you have foreign language keyboards installed, the organization of this page may look a little different.

From, a screenshot of keyboard settings on an iPhone showing the updated autocorrect feature in iOS 17.

◉ As you type, you'll see suggestions to auto-complete words or even entire sentences. Simply tap the space bar to accept the suggestion, or keep typing if it doesn't exactly match what you want to say.

From, a screenshot of an iPhone with the message "New Message" highlighted, showing the latest iOS update.

◉ Auto-corrected words are now underlined in blue, so you can keep track of which words have been changed. If a word changes to something you didn't mean, click the underlined word.

From, learn how to send a text message on iPhone using autocorrect feature and iOS 17 update.

◉ Click either on the word you originally typed or choose from other suggestions.

From, a screenshot of a text message showing the Eiffel Tower highlighted on an iPhone.

Apple says AutoCorrect now uses machine learning to better understand how you type, and offers smarter recommendations and corrections.

Have you tried the new improvements to the autocorrect feature, and have you noticed a difference from previous versions? Tell us in the comments.



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