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Learn from Contacts

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      • Phil Phil commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I don't understand why SwiftKey has not addressed this issue. This is very basic. I would like to see this basic feature in a future update.

      • MyrtleMyrtle commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        My name is Myrtle. SwiftKey can't remember it so I have to type it every time I send a message. It would be wonderful if you can show me how to teach SwiftKey to remember it?

      • ARBORARBOR commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Unbelievably frustrating to not have Contacts' names as part of the Dictionary. Worse, names typed in are autocorrect to other words. Only reason I don't use SwiftKey is because of the lack of Contacts integration. Keep coming get back to try it every few months, but this remains unchanged. :(

      • Arthur BárbaroArthur Bárbaro commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        If there's a problem with accessing the Gmail contacts, I'd sure like to at least have the option to manually add some emails to a list.
        (Holding the @ sign at the "numeric keyboard" bringing email options would sure be nice, too. But that's a different suggestion...)

      • LuisLuis commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        SwiftKey isn't adding the contact names to the dictionary, I'm pretty sure it did it before on early versions and they remove this option on version 4.

      • IsiahIsiah commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This boils down to the fact it doesn't learn from the contacts. This really feels almost trivial to do, though, given that the framework is already in place to do that (and it would actually be simpler...as simple as adding them all to the dictionary programmatically). Me, with my very minimal Java experience, could potentially implement this myself if it weren't for the lack of source code access/knowledge.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I paid for this and then realised such a basic function was missing. Switched to Google Keyboard

      • RyanRyan commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I don't understand why SwiftKey doesn't access my contacts for prediction. You access everything else for personal information. This should be basic.

      • John Connor John Connor commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This is a must have. I hate switching between this KB and the stock KB, but having auto fill of common names,from email is too important.

      • AmrborAmrbor commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Lack of this option alone forces me to use the default Google keyboard vs SwiftKey. A very surprising ommission of a basic feature from most other keyboards.

        Please develop and add contacts based autocorrect

      • AmrborAmrbor commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Auto complete from names and details in contacts, whether on phone or Google Contacts

      • Mehmet Mehmet commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        that's a must for every keyboard. I'm really tired of typing my email every time from scratch. other keyboards have it ready slide it or stock keyboard.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        It's actually ridiculous that an app as advanced as Swiftkey lacks this basic basic feature. Disappointing

      • Rajesh Rajesh commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Can't believe this basic feature is missing! Please bring this immediately.

      • Jaimon Jose Jaimon Jose commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        It appears that SwiftKey doesn't index common data in the phone such as contacts. Searching the contacts is very difficult due to this.

      • Brandon HorwathBrandon Horwath commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Learn the most common terms and phrases with specific contacts. For example, writing my initials free form on the keypad would sign, "We appreciate your business! - My Name" to a client. And the same keystroke would sign something else to my folks, like "I send my love to you both - Your Son" And exclude auto-complete words that have never been used with certain contacts. Especially if SMS database is based on dozens of texts with a contact that follow the same format.

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