Where is the 'custom dictionary' in iOS4?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Sleepyyet, Jun 21, 2010.

  1. Sleepyyet macrumors member

    Jun 9, 2008
    Greetings, while we're all enjoying the enamors of iOS4, I can't seem to locate the 'custom' dictionary. I go under keyboards but I dont see an option.
  2. ApplEngineer macrumors regular

    Jul 7, 2007
    Per Gizmodo, "The only stupid thing is that the option to edit a dictionary only appears if you add a foreign keyboard in the "International Keyboards" menu."
  3. appleguy123 macrumors 604


    Apr 1, 2009
    15 minutes in the future
    Journalism at its best :)
  4. HelveticaNeue macrumors 6502a


    Apr 24, 2010
    I was very disappointed to realize this. You have to add a foreign keyboard like "Japanese 10 Key" for the Custom Dictionary option to pop up. However, you now have an annoying extra step if you use Emoji.

    It used to be I tap the globe icon to get my emoji then tap it again to keep typing in English. Now I have to tap twice to jump past the Japanese keyboard to get back to english. Like I said, really annoying if you use emoji. If you don't normally use foreign keyboards then I am sure this won't bother you.
  5. hefeglass macrumors 6502a

    Apr 21, 2009
    ^sounds like a great reason not to use emoji....
  6. DaGreat01 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 11, 2009
    Atlanta, Georgia
    Or you can hold the globe to pick the language. But that probably takes longer.
  7. cobie454 macrumors regular


    Jun 22, 2009
    it took me a long time to find it, then i stumbled upon gizmodo's piece about it
  8. shigzeo macrumors 6502a


    Dec 14, 2005
    OSX dictionary - why ain't it installed?

    I'd be happy to find out that the Oxford dictionary from OSX was installed too, not just a user dictionary. The other ones are good, but very expensive. Still nice to finally have another way to update my texting habits with some strokes of reality. But on the other hand, the 'extra step' is difficult.
  9. marcsorel macrumors newbie

    Jul 26, 2005
    Ok, I've added another keyboard. Where's the dictionary option???
  10. Darkanion macrumors newbie

    Jun 24, 2010
    Settings > General > Keyboard is where I found "Edit User Dictionary" on mine.
  11. mikejd1 macrumors 6502

    Oct 16, 2007
    not on mine
  12. killinterpol macrumors newbie

    Jun 24, 2010
    Had the same problem with it not showing up. Found that it only works on Chinese or Japanese keyboards. Stupid.
  13. smnevans macrumors newbie

    Jun 25, 2010
    The user dictionary is designed to help people writing Japanese or Chinese. It allows users to pre-set which Chinese characters appear when they type a phonetic version of a word. It's commonly used for names of places and people and is a standard feature of most character based input systems and, as such, is a very welcome addition to iOS.

    Entering words in here will neither add them to the auto-correct dictionary, stop them from being underlined in red or enable any Text Expander like features.
  14. Cod3rror macrumors 68000


    Apr 18, 2010
    How stupid! potentially great feature, rendered completely useless.
  15. christopherbw macrumors newbie

    Jun 26, 2010
    I have Emoji as well. I just deleted the keyboard after I was done adding all my curse words and slang to the dictionary. The internal memory keeps the information and words you added.
  16. PeteLP macrumors 6502

    Sep 12, 2008
    Have you seen the dictionary actually do something with the words you've added. I've tested it and found that it seems do nothing with those words (when used with english). Just as reported by smnevans above.

    Have you found something different in your testing? I'm guessing that you you've tried adding the keyboard again to see if the words were still there, but I suspect that you haven't yet tested it while actually typing. Am I correct?

  17. 0038396 Suspended

    Jun 8, 2009
    Kentucky, USA
    I found this thread through google cause I remembered this being an omitted feature from the final iOS 4 release. I was so excited I could use it because my iPhone constantly changes hell to he'll. But this didnt work. Has anyone else figured out how to make it, you know, actually work? Also, why is this only activated when you add an Asian keyboard?? That's so stupid. I hope they fix it in a future iOS :/
  18. AuroraProject macrumors 65816


    Feb 19, 2008
    Right there
    Mine constantly changes "the" to "Thr" while typing. I don't know why but it's starting to annoy the #@% out of me.
  19. 0038396 Suspended

    Jun 8, 2009
    Kentucky, USA
    You can always reset your dictionary
  20. bassanoclapper macrumors 6502


    Mar 4, 2008
    Found here: Settings > General > Reset > Reset Keyboard Dictionary

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