Adding words to dictionary.

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by iPhone4UK, Jul 12, 2010.

  1. iPhone4UK macrumors 6502

    Jun 15, 2010
    After years and years of iPhone use I just want to add words to the dictionary, for example hell comes up as he'll etc
    Why carnt we add our own words!?
  2. redscull macrumors 6502a


    Jul 1, 2010
    I don't know a way to manually edit the autotype dictionary, but my iPhone has definitely learned new words from me. For example, it knows that I like to type the word "redscull" and will autocorrect my typing to spell it for me when I make a typo. And obviously that's not a real word.

    I'd be more interested to know how to unteach the dictionary. I've accidentily taught it some mispelled words that I'd rather it quit autocorrecting my typing to.
  3. iPhone4UK thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 15, 2010
    Yeh your right mine has learned some words and words I would like to change.
    But how has it learned these it picks which ones to learn!?
  4. -MRB macrumors 6502

    Jul 1, 2010
    If you add another keyboard in your settings, you can add custom words :)
  5. I AN LEGEND macrumors regular

    Jun 8, 2010
    i swore that we were able to do this on the 4, maybe i'm buggin out.
    i was looking for the feature yesterday, actually.
  6. iPhone4UK thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 15, 2010
    Explain all please :)
  7. BeyondtheTech macrumors 68020


    Jun 20, 2007
    Ha, my brother just taught me how to get it. Weird.

    Go to Settings > General > Keyboard > International Keyboards

    Tap on Add New Keyboard... and select Japanese (Ten Key) or Chinese - Simplified (Pinyin)

    Now, go back one level and you will see Edit User Dictionary...
  8. mavis macrumors 68040


    Jul 30, 2007
    Tokyo, Japan
    Create a new contact group called "Dictionary" and add words to that: First name "WinterBoard," last name "Cydia," etc ... works like a charm.

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