How to stop your iPhone from annoyingly texting ‘ducking’

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If you have an iPhone, chances are you are quite familiar with the word “ducking,” which Apple seems to think pertains to many things: like “ducking over it,” “ducking tired,” or “super ducking excited.”

The problem is that when you misspell a certain bad word by a letter or two, your iPhone thinks that, of course, you actually meant “ducking.” And that’s what it autocorrects to.

But luckily there’s an easy way to fix it. And while you’re at it, you can stop your iPhone from correcting “omw” to “On my way!”

Here’s how:


First go to “Settings” and to the “General” menu.

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Then select “Keyboard.”

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There are a few useful settings here, but the one you want to focus on is “Text Replacement.”

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The one text replacement shortcut that comes pre-installed is changing “omw” to “On my way!” No one has ever wanted to do this.

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So why don’t we just delete that one.

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Now down to “ducking.” Put “ducking” as the “shortcut,” and that common swear word as the “phrase.” This will mean that every time your iPhone wants to send “ducking,” or you accidentally type it, it will correct to the right word. Simple.

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