How To Add Custom Words To Your iPhone’s Dictionary

How To Add Custom Words To Your iPhone’s Dictionary

Autocorrect and autocomplete can be very helpful and very funny features in iOS, but you can take control over both by adding your own custom words and terms to the dictionary. Here’s how to do it.

The video above will walk you through the process but here are the steps:

  1. Open the Settings app on your iPhone.
  2. Scroll down and tap Keyboard.
  3. Tap International Keyboards.
  4. Tapp Add New Keyboard.
  5. Choose a Chinese – Traditional (Pinyin), Japanese Ten Key, or almost anything with a non-Roman character set.
  6. Once successful, head back to the Keyboard section and you should see a new choice at the bottom: Edit User Dictionary. Tap that.
  7. Tap the plus sign to add a new word. Enter the custom word you want in both text fields.
  8. Save the new word.

That’s it! If the new words don’t show up right away, try restarting your phone and the apps you want to use. Sometimes the new words don’t register immediately, but they will show up. In my case it took a few tries but it worked.

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