The Apple iPhone has a problem with Hot Chocolate

The Apple iPhone has a problem with Hot Chocolate
Do you remember when back in 2010, the beta version of the Swype app became available for Android users? While the virtual QWERTY keyboard on the Motorola DROID had a version of the swipe-to-type feature already cooked in, the app offered major improvements. Swype, by the way, was purchased by Nuance for a reported $100 million in 2011 and the app was shut down last year for both Android and iOS users. These days, Google's Gboard virtual QWERTY allows users to swipe instead of tapping on the glass to create messages.

The recent update to iOS 13 added a native swiping feature to the iOS virtual QWERTY keyboard and this has been very well received by iPhone users (iPad users will find the same capabilities on the new virtual QWERTY that arrived with the iPadOS update). But there is an issue, according to several Reddit members. Some users cannot  get their iPhone to correctly swipe "Hot Chocolate" on the keyboard. Instead, the QWERTY has been swiping out nonsense like:

  • Hoot chocolate
  • horticulture
  • Buck it
  • Got chocolate
  • Holy chocolate
  • Not chocolate
  • Hoot chi couture
  • Hit chocolate
  • hot Cole
  • got chocolate
  • hoppy chocolate
  • joy chocolate
And here's the thing, even with the auto-correct disabled, Hot Chocolate just cannot come out correctly when using the swiping feature.


Perhaps this will be addressed in iOS 13.2.1 or a subsequent software update. If you're running iOS 13 on your iPhone, try to swipe Hot Chocolate and let us know what comes up instead.

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26 Comments

1. baldilocks

Posts: 1538; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

Just type them one at a time with a couple second pause in between. Works fine.

12. Back_from_beyond

Posts: 1438; Member since: Sep 04, 2015

What the hell is the point of having it then?

13. vpro0

Posts: 10; Member since: Oct 23, 2017

Yeah, you're just holding it wrong!

21. tedkord

Posts: 17410; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

You're drinking the wrong hot beverage!

2. CDexterWard

Posts: 85; Member since: Feb 05, 2018

Sure, I’ll take a mug of hoot chi couture, thank you.

3. bbycrts

Posts: 29; Member since: Nov 05, 2018

Or use a third party keyboard, nearly ALL of which are STILL better than the Apple keyboard.

5. Silva5 unregistered

I don’t trust the third party keyboards like Gboard or SwiftKey. Imagine all the data and personal info they gather and store about you from your text input.

14. Back_from_beyond

Posts: 1438; Member since: Sep 04, 2015

And yet you trust Apple that does the exact same thing with their keyboard.

17. Silva5 unregistered

False. Apple does not sell any of your data. Google does.

22. tedkord

Posts: 17410; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

I've got a bridge in Brooklyn that you might want to buy...

25. Silva5 unregistered

If you have evidence from a credible source that proves Apple sells user data, I’d love to see it.

10. baldilocks

Posts: 1538; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

Hardly.

4. Silva5 unregistered

Just tried this on my iPhone running 13.1.2 and can confirm this article is accurate. The options I get are hit chocolate, got chocolate, hoot chocolate, hot chocolatier. Lol.

8. MrMalignance

Posts: 300; Member since: Feb 17, 2013

"hot chocolatier" lol, I love that one

6. Vokilam

Posts: 1274; Member since: Mar 15, 2018

You can manually add hot chocolate to your keyboard. In the settings. Or any other word phrase or sentence

7. Silva5 unregistered

It still won’t work with swiping

26. Vokilam

Posts: 1274; Member since: Mar 15, 2018

You tried?

9. gadgetpower

Posts: 281; Member since: Aug 23, 2019

Not a fan of swipe typing. Apple’s is just fine and works with my not so big fingers

11. User123456789

Posts: 1001; Member since: Feb 22, 2019

I bet it will also show " remove notch"

15. TerryD

Posts: 553; Member since: May 09, 2017

Just don't have hot chocolate. Sorted.

16. darkkjedii

Posts: 31291; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I can think of 5 iPhone users on this site, that have absolutely zero problems with the swipe feature, type hot chocolate 50 times a day, and get it right 50 times a day. No names to be mentioned.

18. AmashAziz

Posts: 2932; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

Yes, and they also drink hot chocolate 50 times a day.

19. darkkjedii

Posts: 31291; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Lol probably

20. tedkord

Posts: 17410; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Hoot chocolate is hot chocolate with a Scottish accent. Close enough.

23. tedkord

Posts: 17410; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

What an oddly specific issue.

24. azuleyez

Posts: 23; Member since: Dec 07, 2012

Hot consulate! >-D

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