1. iMore Question's Avatar
    When I press. "Define" to get the meaning of a word, it isn't working.
    It says it is not available
    01-05-2015 11:26 PM
  2. melbsteve's Avatar
    welcome to iMore,
    since iOS7 *I believe* you're required to download the dictionaries first. Next time you want to define a word, click define and then below 'not available' it should say 'manage' in one of the bottom corners of that window. You can then touch and download the dictionaries you'd like to have at your disposal. Usually the 'Apple Dictionary' should cut it, but you can also add more (languages). Once downloaded it'll be able to define words.
    01-05-2015 11:36 PM
  3. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    welcome to iMore,
    since iOS7 *I believe* you're required to download the dictionaries first. Next time you want to define a word, click define and then below 'not available' it should say 'manage' in one of the bottom corners of that window. You can then touch and download the dictionaries you'd like to have at your disposal. Usually the 'Apple Dictionary' should cut it, but you can also add more (languages). Once downloaded it'll be able to define words.
    That's true for when you're using the keyboard. But if you're on reading material like a news article it doesn't work. For example on your comment, I highlighted a word to define. But when I tap "Define", it does nothing. That has to be a bug, because it used to work. Here's what I mean.
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    Tapping "define" did nothing.


    Sent from CrapaTalk on my ancient but trustworthy iPhone 5.
    01-06-2015 03:55 PM
  4. Anne Tate's Avatar
    I need help. IOS 9 built-in dictionary is not working
    09-19-2015 12:07 AM
  5. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    I need help. IOS 9 built-in dictionary is not working
    In what way does it not work? Works fine for me.
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    09-19-2015 11:40 AM
  6. Spencerdl's Avatar
    In what way does it not work? Works fine for me.
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    Me as well and then there is alway Siri which is a lot faster. Hummm
    09-19-2015 11:45 AM
  7. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Me as well and then there is alway Siri which is a lot faster. Hummm
    Siri and I don't get along. I hear she has a better attitude now. I'll give her a call.
    09-19-2015 11:58 AM
  8. Spencerdl's Avatar
    Siri and I don't get along. I hear she has a better attitude now. I'll give her a call.
    Yes, give her a call. She will be happy to help....SMILE
    09-19-2015 12:04 PM

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