I'm aware you can turn off autocorrect entirely. However I feel like Rick & Morty is popular enough to warrant its exclusion from being autocorrected to Marty.

Is there any way to override/prevent auto-correct for specific words?

  • I'm voting to close this question as off-topic. Who are "Rick and Morty", anyway? – IconDaemon Aug 6 '17 at 20:34
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    Why are autocorrect issues being deemed "off-topic" - it's part of the supplied OS no? And Rick and Morty is a Sci Fi cartoon... – Solar Mike Aug 6 '17 at 21:17
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    The question as originally phrased was probably off-topic. However it reflected a valid use-case with a clear solution that could help many users. So I edited it to steer it back on topic. – user11633 Aug 6 '17 at 21:22
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    I find autocorrect annoying and leave it off, but as many find it useful and I like your answers. – Solar Mike Aug 6 '17 at 21:23
  • @SolarMike, John Mayer said it best. – user239418 Sep 19 '17 at 23:07

Generally, you can tap the little × in the autocorrect bubble to block the autocorrect (or pick the left-most choice if using Predictive). Do this enough times and iOS will learn your typing habits and stop trying to correct that word.

For a more permanent solution, you can also add that word into your systemwide custom dictionary.

On iOS, open SettingsKeyboardText Replacement+
Under Phrase enter Morty. Then either leave the Shortcut field blank, or enter morty in lowercase so the name gets capitalized automatically.

Note that these text replacements synchronize across your iOS and macOS devices over iCloud. However if you also want to add a word on macOS, it’s under System PreferencesKeyboardText.

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    That works for now, but it'd be nice if it was native. – user239418 Aug 6 '17 at 21:11
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    @uwnojpjm See my edit. I've added a more permanent solution. – user11633 Aug 6 '17 at 21:12

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