1. TheBiggmann's Avatar
    Is it possible to add words to the iPhone's dictionary? There are certain words that i use decently frequently that always get autocorrected, and I would like to add them to the dictionary to avoid this, but I can't seem to find how/if thats possible. I know on my Bold 9700 it was super easy to do, and I can't imagine they wouldn't let you do that.
    10-07-2010 12:51 AM
  2. Roo Zilla's Avatar
    Yes, you can do it.

    Go to: Settings>General>keyboard

    From there, add an international keyboard. Once you do that, the "edit user dictionary" option appears.
    10-07-2010 01:03 AM
  3. Alli's Avatar
    There was a terrific tip thread posted in the TiPb's next blogger forum with instructions on how to do this.
    10-07-2010 06:44 AM
  4. ctt1wbw's Avatar
    Shibby. Super shibby.
    10-07-2010 06:45 AM
  5. jonmark's Avatar
    tried that, didn't work ... i have a 3gs tho, does it work on that?
    10-07-2010 06:55 AM
  6. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    Adding the word "Hell" was a gift to myself...i wanted to throw my phone through a wall every time it changed it to "he'll".
    10-07-2010 07:26 AM
  7. jonmark's Avatar
    ah, got it to work, I didn't know the int'l keyboard to add had to be Chinese Traditional pinyin ... But even when I add a word to the dictionary, it'll still auto-capitalize it ... Even when I turn auto-capitalization off, say for instance, "hun" keeps getting changed to "Hun". Any suggestions?
    10-07-2010 07:34 AM
  8. jonmark's Avatar
    Adding the word "Hell" was a gift to myself...i wanted to throw my phone through a wall every time it changed it to "he'll".
    I added "hell" and it's still auto-correcting to "he'll" .. =/ .. lol I'm frustrated.
    10-07-2010 07:35 AM
  9. Jellotime91's Avatar
    Just reading about hell/he'll is making me pop a blood vessel.
    10-07-2010 08:08 AM
  10. jairo1daywrk4apple's Avatar
    Yes, you can do it.

    Go to: Settings>General>keyboard

    From there, add an international keyboard. Once you do that, the "edit user dictionary" option appears.
    didnt work for me at all, "edit user dictionary" doesnt appear
    10-07-2010 10:06 AM
  11. sting7k's Avatar
    Is it possible to add words to the iPhone's dictionary? There are certain words that i use decently frequently that always get autocorrected, and I would like to add them to the dictionary to avoid this, but I can't seem to find how/if thats possible. I know on my Bold 9700 it was super easy to do, and I can't imagine they wouldn't let you do that.
    Go into the notes or text app and type the word you want a few times. When the suggested correction comes up hit the X to cancel it. After 3-4 tiems doing this the word should be added to the dictionary.
    10-07-2010 10:13 AM
  12. Fausty82's Avatar
    didnt work for me at all, "edit user dictionary" doesnt appear
    same here... no option...
    10-07-2010 11:09 AM
  13. jairo1daywrk4apple's Avatar
    Go into the notes or text app and type the word you want a few times. When the suggested correction comes up hit the X to cancel it. After 3-4 tiems doing this the word should be added to the dictionary.
    just did that, wrote hell 11 times, still asking to switch to he'll
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    10-07-2010 12:50 PM
  14. TheBiggmann's Avatar
    I've also tried all of the above with no luck...
    10-07-2010 01:16 PM
  15. Alli's Avatar
    Find the post I mentioned above. It has specific directions. Not just any int'l keyboard will do.
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    10-07-2010 01:32 PM
  16. jairo1daywrk4apple's Avatar
    Find the post I mentioned above. It has specific directions. Not just any int'l keyboard will do.
    yea i found what you had said alli but idk
    i have to actually use the chinese keyboard and sometimes the symbols come out, and it seems more complicated? or maybe im using the wrong one?
    10-07-2010 02:06 PM
  17. bamf-hacker's Avatar
    Just tested and it works. Add Chinese Traditional pinyin as a keyboard then the edit user dictionary shows up.
    10-07-2010 02:08 PM
  18. dlrpjem1212's Avatar
    In Mobile Safari, open a new browser, type in the word/words into the Google search field. This should put the words in to your phone's dictionary.
    12-28-2011 05:13 PM
  19. TJGraham's Avatar
    This settings > general > keyboard thing doesnt work on the iPhone 4s ! any more suggestions ?
    08-17-2012 08:45 AM
  20. TJGraham's Avatar
    maybe i'm missing something i have tried all the different international keyboards .. Where does the "edit user dictionary"appear ?
    08-17-2012 09:00 AM
  21. Bazza1's Avatar
    The Stevo's lasting gift to us all - only Apple-approved words in the dictionary. Stupid there isn't the obvious ability to add to a user-dictionary, but he always insisted he knew what we really needed...
    08-18-2012 12:25 PM
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