How to Remove a Word from iPhone Dictionary/Predictive Text – iPhone XS, XS Max, iPhone X, iPhone 8, 8 Plus, 7 and 7 Plus

Apple is a prominent and innovative company that has always come up with new features for their patrons. Recently, Apple has introduced the QuickType predictive feature that is undeniably a time saver.

Left: Without the Predictive Feature                              Right: With Predictive Feature

Whatever you type it has the ability to suggest three most likely words that fit your sentence. However, many times iPhone misspells and the wrong word pops up. If you are hassled due to this let’s change the scenario. As you can edit or remove wrong/misspelled words from dictionary predictive text.

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How to Remove a Word from iPhone Dictionary/Predictive Text for iPhone XS, XS Max, iPhone X, iPhone 8, 8 Plus, 7 and 7 Plus

**Note: The best way to make your text error-free is to be attentive while typing any word. By this, the predictive dictionary won’t pick wrong words. If you still end up with the issue there are three ways to solve this.

Method 1: Auto correct To Fix Predictive Text:

Auto Correction is a feature that assures dictionary spell check as you type and correct those words for you. To use it, just type in the text field.
To use this function, follow these steps:

  1. Open settings app.
  2. Tap General > Keyboard
  3. Turn On Auto Correction.

Predictive Text feature is for your help. Eventually, it should learn from the beginning but still, a few spelling mistakes are accessible.

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Method 2: Reset your Keyboard Dictionary:

Unfortunately, iPhone doesn’t offer a feature to remove a single word from your predictive text. The only way to correct is to either turn off predictive texting or reset your keyboard dictionary.
For this, head on to your iPhone Settings.

  1. Tap on General
  2. Scroll down; you will see a Reset Keyboard Dictionary option.
  3. Now you can fully reset predictive words. Unfortunately, this is only the way.

Method 3: Keyboard Shortcuts to Fix Predictive Text:

Some phrases are used quite commonly. A text replacement can make your job easy. By creating keyboard shortcuts you can type entire sentence by just typing a few characters.

  1. Open Settings > General
  2. Keyboard > Text Replacements

The possibilities are endless. You can create them as per your convenience.

With Text Replacements it just takes a phrase to complete your text

For Example: HANDY: have a nice day, LYH: Love You Honey, TC: Take Care etc.

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How to add or delete a phrase in Text Replacements:

1. Adding a Phrase to Text Replacements:

  • Text Replacements > Tap + > Add Phrase (eg. BRN) > Add Shortcut (eg: busyrightnow) > Save

2. Deleting a Phrase from Text Replacements:

  • Text Replacements > Edit > Tap – > Delete > Done

Method 4: Use a Different Keyboard:

If you don’t want to lose your predictive text and at the same time don’t want any error to happen again, the best way is to get another keyboard that has an option to remove predictive text from your prediction suggestion box.

For Example, Swype from the Apple Store will cost you about 0.79 pounds. It is a fantastic keyboard for your iPhone.

I hope these tips were helpful in fixing your problem. If you still have any problem, do write to us in the comment section below.

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How to Remove a Word from iPhone Dictionary/Predictive Text – iPhone XS, XS Max, iPhone X, iPhone 8, 8 Plus, 7 and 7 Plus
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