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    Dec 4, 2019

    Here's How To Make Sure Your Phone Never Types "Ducking" Again

    Make sure your Autocorrect knows you're trying to drop F-bombs.

    Hey, you know that thing where you try to type "fucking" while you're texting, but your phone changes it to "ducking" because of autocorrect?

    It's even worse when you're trying to chew someone out and it totally undermines you.

    Autocorrect. When you have an angry reply and hit send and realize you said ducking instead of fucking and now it completely ruined the moment.

    But it's about to be 2020. New year, new you. So let's make sure this annoying autocorrect quirk never happens to you again. If you have an iPhone, go into your Settings, then go to General.

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    (If you have an Android, I'm sure you can find the corresponding menus.)

    Then, go to Keyboard.

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    That'll take you to this menu, where you'll select Text Replacement.

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    (Side note: You can also disable the shortcut where if you double-tap the spacebar, it puts in a period. I turned mine off right after taking this screenshot, because my twitchy thumbs are always accidentally double-tapping. New year, new me!)

    Once you're in the Text Replacement menu, tap on the little plus sign in the top right corner.

    Andy Golder

    Then, put "fucking" (without quotation marks) in the Phrase field. You can leave the Shortcut field empty. Hit Save.

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    Ta-da! Now you can swear to your heart's content. Create another Text Replacement for "fuck" if that always turns into "duck" as well.


    (Another side note: This tool is great for ~actual~ shortcuts too...for example, I put "@@" in the Phrase field and my email address in the Shortcut field, so now I can just type @@ into online forms and my email will autocorrect in.)

    Now this will never be you again. You're welcome:

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