Daily tip: How to reset Your iPhone keyboard dictionary
Frustrated that your iPhone auto-correct dictionary has "learned" an incorrect word and curious how to reset it? Worried you might have a damnyouautocorrect moment when SMS'ing that important contact? Apple doesn't give you very many options when it comes to editing dictionary entries but if your iPhone has learned to incessantly auto-correct something that isn't right, there's an easy way to fix it. We'll show you how after the break.
Until Apple gives us the option to individually edit entries into the keyboard dictionary, the only option we have is to reset it. Not ideal, but it does fix any incorrect entries the phone may have learned. As a side note, you can also do this on the iPad and iPod Touch as well.
- 1 Go to Settings: General: Reset
- 2 Tap Reset Keyboard Settings.
- 3 Your keyboard dictionary will reset back to factory default.
I've had a few times where my iPhone or iPad has learned an annoying word combination from me either entering a word wrong and dismissing the auto-correct on accident, or from me using an abbreviation. I abbreviated Olive Garden to OG only one time and my iPhone decided every time I typed the word "of", it would auto-correct it to OG. Very annoying, but this simple trick fixed it.
So if you guys have had issues, give this a try and let us know how it works for you!
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