Help Droid don't text?


Oct 27, 2010
When sending texts, if I have my phone auto insert the word don't my text massages will either not be sent or ?'s will be inserted in the place of spaces causing the text messages to at least double in size. I have searched everywhere, and made several phone calls to Moto and Verizon for this with no luck.

I love Motorola, and they are my first choice for cell phones, and most electronics so I hate to bash them, but the customer service rep told me not to use the auto feature. Though this would work, I like that feature. Her response to me was, "then don't use the word don't". Well, with so many things wrong with that statement, the conversation escalated to me getting a little perturbed.

So, has anyone have a similar problem on advise that allows me to use don't and still enjoy the features of this phone?

Side notes, I have tried restored my phone to the factory settings, this happens whether I am using the stock txting app or handcent, there are no errors that tell me what is happening, and no message failure pop ups. The only thing I can think of is a glitch in the keyboard software. Any advice?
try this
go to settings>Language & Keyboard>Multi-Touch Keyboard (1:theres 2 that say that, one is a check box, click the one below that and 2:assuming your using multi-touch)>scroll down to clear user dictionary
see if that fixes your problem
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Wow, so far that works. The problem hasn't happened on every ocassion since the 2.2 update, but it hasn't happened at all since I cleared the dictionary.

Thanks, never would have thought of that since it automatically does it when you restore your factory settings.

Thanks again!!!
Yeah I figured it might have worked im surprised they didnt recommend that when you called. most likely you typed in "don't" at some point and it tried to save it into the dictionary but something went wrong so every time after that when you typed it it would auto correct to the wrong thing.
Glad it worked for you!
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