How to Reset AutoCorrect on Your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch

Posted in How To, iOS on 18/07/2012 by J. Glenn Künzler


The AutoCorrect feature built into all of Apple’s iOS devices can be very useful, but sometimes AutoCorrect can learn bad habits. Because the feature learns from your use and adapts, it can sometimes begin making undesirable (and sometimes embarrassing) changes to your typing! Fortunately, it’s a pretty simple process to reset AutoCorrect and remove its learned habits.

How it’s done

  • Enter the Settings app on your device, and then select General.
  • On the General settings screen, tap the Reset option.
  • Tap Reset Keyboard Dictionary option, and then the Reset Dictionary option.

That’s it! You’re done! Now your iPhone or iPad can learn those bad habits all over again!

Update (9/30/2013): We’ve confirmed that this can also be done on iOS 7, using the same method!


J. Glenn Künzler

Glenn is Managing Editor at MacTrast, and has been using a Mac since he bought his first MacBook Pro in 2006. Now he's up to his neck in Apple, and owns an old iBook, a 2012 iMac with an extra Thunderbolt display for good measure, a 4th-generation iPad, an iPad mini, 2 iPhones, and a Mac Mini that lives at the neighbor's house. He lives in a small town in Utah, enjoys bacon more than you can possibly imagine, and is severely addicted to pie.