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Apple makes changes to autocorrect and no longer swaps out Duck

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If you’re an iPhone user, your sexts and angry texts are about to get a major upgrade: Apple will allow users to actually type “fuck” into texts without them being automatically corrected.

Apple’s software boss Craig Federighi, announced the big change Tuesday at the company’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference in Cupertino, California.

“In those moments when you just want to type a Duck word, the keyboard will learn it too,” Federighi told the crowd.

Admittedly, the tech company’s biggest announcement at the conference was the launch of its futuristic, expensive mixed reality headset called the Vision Pro.

But if you’ve ever sent an awkward “ducking” text message in the middle of an argument or in the middle of a sext, you know that’s a seismic message, too. (In the latter case, there’s no way your sext could have been as bad as Jeff Bezo’s sexts, and his sext didn’t even involve birds!)

SMS optimization is expected to be part of the new iOS 17 and iPadOS 17which will be available to everyone else this fall as a free software update for iPhone X and later.

Until then, autocorrect and its static dictionary will continue to insist that you wash out your potty mouth and change that expletive to “duck.”

If you are impatiently waiting for the solution and don’t want to send ducking texts in the meantime, Go into your phone Settings and make sure your phone knows your colorful personal vocabulary:

  • Go to Settings → General → Keyboard → Text Replacement.
  • Then paste your words or phrases into both the “Phrase” and “Context” fields, which will add them to the dynamic dictionary.

Personally, however, we’ll miss all those Duck lyrics. Before they go away for good, we’ve rounded up some of the funniest tweets about iPhone’s aversion to fowl talk.

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