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Author Topic: Phone malware and autocorrect  (Read 1238 times)

Gyrre

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Phone malware and autocorrect
« 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.
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Re: Phone malware and autocorrect
« Reply #1 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:
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Re: Phone malware and autocorrect
« Reply #2 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.
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