How do you add a word to the prediction dictionary?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by DDustiNN, Feb 16, 2011.

  1. DDustiNN macrumors 68000


    Jan 27, 2011
    If I type an unknown word, it gets underlined in red, indicating that it's a misspelled or unknown word. If I click on the word, I'm given some auto-correct options, none of which I want. But I don't see anything that will let me save the word for future use. How do I do that? My Android phone did it automatically, and I thought I read that you could do it on the iPhone too...
  2. patp Guest

    Apr 10, 2008
    i don't believe you can. With my old Balckberry you could actually create your own dictionary and key combinations. I would tks and Thanks, would appear. Stuff like that I do miss.
  3. kardiackeith macrumors member

    Jan 18, 2011
    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_2_6 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8E200 Safari/6533.18.5)

    Go to notes and type the word in 6 times.
  4. DDustiNN thread starter macrumors 68000


    Jan 27, 2011
    You know... I thought you were just being a smart-ass, but that actually worked, lol... Thanks! :D
  5. Rajani Isa macrumors 65816

    Rajani Isa

    Jun 8, 2010
    Rogue Valley, Oregon
    It's a learning dictionary. Thus it requires several typings of the word, but it does learn.
  6. BrianBaughn macrumors 603


    Feb 13, 2011
    Baltimore, Maryland
    My phone must be an old dog. It can't even remember my last name.
  7. vincenz macrumors 601


    Oct 20, 2008
    iPhones will start using us instead of the other way around soon.
  8. Confuzzeled23 macrumors regular


    Jan 27, 2009
    Yes, it is a learning dictionary. However, am I the only one that has spelled "the", "tge" so many times that it no longer corrects itself to "the" anymore? I always have to tap it and change it to "the", or every now and then I need to reset my predictive text dictionary.
    Very annoying :(

Share This Page