Remove word from iPhone Auto-Correct Dictionary?

GimmeSlack12

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Apr 29, 2005
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So at one time or another I typed "tge" instead of "the" but I hit the little X when the iPhone suggested "the" (accident) and now the iPhone recognizes "tge" as a word and never corrects it.

Where is the iPhone User Dictionary so I can remove the word "tge"? I've searched and searched but there isn't much out there.
 

FSMBP

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Jan 22, 2009
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It's under SETTINGS. And you want to look for "Reset iPhone Keyboard/Dictionary".

I don't know where exactly this is in the Settings menu but I'm sure someone will chime in for further info.
 

ICU-RN

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Nov 27, 2011
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Settings>General>Reset>Reset Keyboard Dictionary.
Thanks for helping out with resetting my iPhone auto correct dictionary. I accidentally typed "thSt" for "that" and it was driving me crazy. I kept searching for a way to fix it and when I saw the "reset" option under general, I was terrified to click on it since I didn't want to take the chance that my entire phone would be reset!! ;)
 

emon878

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You can also do the reverse of what you did to add it to the dictionary example

Typing yoo autocorrects it to "too" if you press the x then it adds yoo to the dictionary

Now to remove it type "too" and it will try to autocorrect to "yoo" now press the x and yoo is removed.

Now typing yoo will autocorrect back to "too"
 

Mcnoobers

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Apr 26, 2012
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I was messing around one day and found out if you hold down a key it pops up with different ways to type that letter. I types you in a different way and now when I type "tou" instead of doing "you" it does "ÿóü" and i don't know how to get rid of it.
 

The Franker

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May 6, 2012
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My iPhone continues to correct my name to another word, but only when it's the first word on a line. Needless to say this happens constantly. I keep pressing the x button in the suggestion popup but it continues. I already reset the keyboard but to no avail! Any suggestions?
 

pb4ugotobed

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May 11, 2012
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I ran into the same problem.

It is a work-around, but will fix it without having to completely reset your dictionary and relearn all of the words you normally use.

go to Settings >>> General >>> Keyboard >>> and look at the shortcuts if you scroll down. Click on Add new shortcut. Type the CORRECT word in the Phrase box, and type your misspelled word in the Shortcut box.

Whammo, fixed. I've been typing ypu instead of you for months now until I figured this out. And it saves all of the other words it's learned for work (like car names, trim levels, products we use, etc).
 

Ladydiggity

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Nov 2, 2012
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Really??? It's SUPER easy.... Go to your settings>general... Scroll all the way to the bottom to RESET> reset keyboard dictionary. Done deal peeps. Btw, it'll erase all words you've added. So for an easier step to better "auto-correct".... Start typing and adding the words you want back on... Ex: swear words, or Canadian spelling! Good luck!
 

Nightowl4272

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go to Settings >>> General >>> Keyboard >>> and look at the shortcuts if you scroll down. Click on Add new shortcut. Type the CORRECT word in the Phrase box, and type your misspelled word in the Shortcut box.

Whammo, fixed. I've been typing ypu instead of you for months now until I figured this out. And it saves all of the other words it's learned for work (like car names, trim levels, products we use, etc).
My friend that's not a workaround, that's the bloody fricken answer!!!! At least to my problem anyway. Thank you thank you thank you!!!

Btw, before applying your fix, my gratitude above would've read, "Thank yku thank yku thank yku!!!" ;)
 

Lhennis

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Dec 9, 2015
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I ran into the same problem.

It is a work-around, but will fix it without having to completely reset your dictionary and relearn all of the words you normally use.

go to Settings >>> General >>> Keyboard >>> and look at the shortcuts if you scroll down. Click on Add new shortcut. Type the CORRECT word in the Phrase box, and type your misspelled word in the Shortcut box.

Whammo, fixed. I've been typing ypu instead of you for months now until I figured this out. And it saves all of the other words it's learned for work (like car names, trim levels, products we use, etc).
 

juliestarchild

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May 27, 2008
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You can also do the reverse of what you did to add it to the dictionary example

Typing yoo autocorrects it to "too" if you press the x then it adds yoo to the dictionary

Now to remove it type "too" and it will try to autocorrect to "yoo" now press the x and yoo is removed.

Now typing yoo will autocorrect back to "too"
[doublepost=1510699112][/doublepost]Thanks - that fixed it without deleting everything else it'd learnt - you star!
 

sparker781

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Feb 14, 2015
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I've checked the stuff you've said however when I go into Text Prediction there is nothing there. There is a word A L O t that I want to get rid of....I can't even type the word here....It's not showing up. I guess I'll have to do the whole reset thing.