Gaga to Haha: An Autocorrect Tutorial for Iphone Users

Your friend just send you the funniest joke, so you respond “haha!” only to hit send and see “gaga!” appear on your iPhone screen. “Ugh!! I meant haha* – dang autocorrect!”

Maybe you are thinking, Thank you, Captain Obvious! But if you are like me, I hadn’t really put too much thought into how to fix the whole “gaga” dilemma. But that last gaga that I accidentally sent to an acquaintance, that you repeatedly attempted to correct [[you know the situation well]]…something had to be done. So I present you with….

**If you are a bit overzealous when it comes to texting/tweeting about Lady Gaga, this tutorial might not be for you. Unless you don’t mind referring to her Lady Haha from now on. 🙂

Click the image below for a larger version that will assist you in making all of your autocorrect dreams comes true!

**NOTE: In regards to step 7, make sure you save each shortcut. There should be 3 new ones, as seen in step 8. 

Phrase: haha, Shortcut: gaga
Phrase: haha, Shortcut: gaha
Phrase: haha, Shortcut: haga

This can be done with any word you often misspell. For example, I miss-typed the word “in” as “jn” so often, my phone memory saved it, and started autocorrecting to “jn” – ahhh!!
By adding Phrase: in, Shortcut: jn, I was able to fix that “dilemma” as well.
Please let me know if anything is unclear in the comment section below. I hope a few of you find this tutorial useful! Now I don’t have to worry about feeling like a silly baby or a nutty musician when I accidentally send “gaga” within a text message. 🙂
p.s. It’s also pretty fun to mess with someone else’s autocorrect. 🙂

p.p.s. This meme is at least PG-13 – haha!



  1. So glad you posted this! I can safely say that 99.9% of the time that I text "gaga" I am NOT referring to the singer!

  2. Haha this is a great post! Thank you for sharing! I had quite some problems with Autocorrect as well but most of the time it actually is helpful. except for the funny moments then 😉

    XO Imke

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