QuickType word suggestions
Being able to write anything from short text messages to long documents on an iPhone can be liberating, but the small keyboard does come with risks. Perhaps you’re familiar with the website Damn You Auto Correct… If you find yourself typing slowly to avoid such embarrassing situations, QuickType may restore your confidence and speed.
QuickType is Apple’s take on predictive text. Above the keyboard, a bar displays up to three words or phrases it thinks you might type next. These are re-evaluated with each character you type. Apple says that QuickType learns from your previous conversations and writing style, the app you’re using and, in apps like Mail and Messages, who you’re communicating with. Suggestions should be more formal when you’re messaging a colleague about a meeting, and casual when replying to a friend’s invitation to meet up. It’s even smart enough to offer likely answers when you’re asked a question.
To free up space, you can hide suggestions by swiping down from one. Swipe up from the thin bar that results to get suggestions back. QuickType can also be disabled in Settings > General > Keyboard > Predictive. Alan Stonebridge
Apple says that QuickType learns from your previous conversations and writing style