Apple’s AutoCorrect feature will finally let you say dammit. When iOS 17 drops later this year, the iPhone will allow you to type in swear words without changing them to, say, an aquatic animal.
iOS 17 features a lot of updates to Apple’s autocorrect functionality. The program will be able to edit messages at the sentence level, which means that several errors can be fixed at once. Users will also be able to cancel suggested changes more directly: by clicking on a word that has been changed, what the person originally typed will appear as an option that they can go back to again.
However, the ability to curse freely may be the biggest attraction of iOS 17. “For those moments when you want to type a vulgar word,” Apple chief of software Craig Federighi said in a video. “Well, the keyboard will learn it, too.”
Washington Post Reports indicate that the iOS 17 autocorrect updates are coming from the same technology that powers ChatGPT, the controversial AI software. As such, its suggestions will be based on the words and phrases that users type in the most. The update also applies to voice dictation.
An official launch date for Apple’s latest technology hasn’t been announced, but the company usually unveils new software in the fall. The update also includes a host of surprisingly useful new features, including the ability to transcribe voice messages, skip to the first text in a thread you haven’t read, and send a check-in to friends to let them know you’ve arrived safely at your destination. Explore everything iOS 17 has to offer here.