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Fun Stuff => CLIKC => Topic started by: Gyrre on 12 Apr 2018, 03:07

Title: Phone malware and autocorrect
Post by: Gyrre on 12 Apr 2018, 03:07
Uninstall whatever internet app you use. Then, reinstall it.

That tends to be the solution for malware on cellphones.

EDIT: does anybody know how to uninstall autocorrect? It's turned off in my settings but still messes with my text sometimes. Mostly when I backspace.
Title: Re: Phone malware and autocorrect
Post by: Thrudd on 12 Apr 2018, 06:17
My auto-correct uses some weird mashup of Klingon and Ferengi to add on top of my fat fingered typing skillz.  :facepalm:
Title: Re: Phone malware and autocorrect
Post by: awgiedawgie on 12 Apr 2018, 08:52
EDIT: does anybody know how to uninstall autocorrect? It's turned off in my settings but still messes with my text sometimes. Mostly when I backspace.
I've discovered that sometimes there is more than one place in the settings for such things. For instance, I thought I had auto-caps turned off on my iPad (in General Settings), but it persisted. Even the Apple help forums were no help. Eventually - and quite by accident - I discovered that it is also present in the keyboard settings. Since then, I started just going through all the settings after any system update, just in case they've stashed more such redundant settings in other places. There are also app-specific settings that mess with things even when there isn't a global setting, or the app setting can override the global settings.