Ios7 Dictionary not working- my fix

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by kirkhuffy, Sep 18, 2013.

  1. kirkhuffy macrumors regular

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    Hey all

    iPhone 5 with 7.0. I use the highlight>define feature quite often. We'll in 7.0 I ran into a problem where after clicking define it would say "no definition". Okay no problem, I just hit manage and download the dictionaries, right? Nope. Didn't work.

    Well my workaround I found to work was both of the following (I'm not sure if one will work or if it HAS to be both):

    -go into settings>general>international and change language (I chose Spanish)
    -Open notepad, type word, highlight, click define, click manage and download the dictionaries you desire.

    Now that's what worked for me. Hopefully it helps anyone else with this problem!
     
  2. subashmvs macrumors newbie

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    For me the the oxford dictionaries are working without any changes in language settings, but apple dictionary is not working please help :mad:
     
  3. fuzion11 macrumors 65816

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    I'm kinda lost on this too...I used to highlight a word and select define and would then know what the words meant. Now nothing comes up for simple words like "could"....try it out and please let me know your results.

    Thanks in advance!
     
  4. fuzion11 macrumors 65816

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    Now I've discovered I don't even have a dictionary...can someone please help me get this working again like it did in iOS 6
     
  5. swillion, Sep 20, 2013
    Last edited: Sep 20, 2013

    swillion macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the tip! I use the define shortcut a lot and really missed having it after the upgrade.

    Successfully downloaded the New American Oxford English dictionary --- inside manage. It just took couple of seconds. Phew! What a relief. Back on track.
     
  6. swillion macrumors newbie

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    Sure. It's easy.

    1. Choose any word.
    2. Click Define.
    3. Click Manage.
    4. Install the dictionary you prefer.

    Screenshot attached.

    Hope this helps!
     

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  7. fuzion11 macrumors 65816

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    Thanks man...I'm not sure how I feel about having multiple options to choose from...which is better then the next is my concern.
     
  8. swillion macrumors newbie

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    Anytime! Well, I guess it's a choice between an American or British dictionary.
     
  9. ArCusMax macrumors newbie

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    Get a wifi connection first then:
    1.)Go to your message
    2.)Write a word
    3.)Select the word
    (It will say no definition)
    4.)Click manage in the bottom left hand corner
    5.)It will then give you a options on dictionaries
    6.)Click the one you would like and that's it
    7.)Your download will start
    (Your done)
     
  10. jlocatell macrumors newbie

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    I wonder how much space use each dictionary.

    And about the Apple dict, someone has encountered an use for it?
     
  11. dead_smed macrumors member

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    Has anyone tried to delete a dictionary in iOS7? I'm finding that tapping the black X does nothing.
     

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