How To: Reset the AutoCorrect Dictionary on your iOS 10 Device

Posted in How To, iOS on 30/03/2017 by Chris Hauk

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Most of us really appreciate the AutoCorrect feature built into our iOS devices. It’s a great feature, but over months of use, it can learn some bad habits, mostly from you. It learns how you use the keyboard, and adapts, sometimes auto-suggesting some pretty freaky stuff.

How To: Reset the AutoCorrect Dictionary on your iOS 10 Device

Fortunately, it only takes a few moments to reset the AutoCorrect Dictionary, so you can start teaching it those bad words all over again!

How To Reset the AutoCorrect Dictionary on your iOS 10 Device

How To: Reset the AutoCorrect Dictionary on your iOS 10 Device

1.) Enter the Settings app on your iOS device, and then tap the General menu option.

2.) In the General menu, tap the Reset option. (It’s at the very bottom of the menu.)

3.) Tap the Reset Keyboard Dictionary menu option.

How To: Reset the AutoCorrect Dictionary on your iOS 10 Device

4.) Enter your passcode if requested.

5.) Tap Reset Dictionary  to reset the Autocorrect Dictionary to its original contents.

6.) Try once again to convince your device you don’t mean to type the word “Ducking.”

Now, go forth, and mistype no more! (Well, maybe just a little. Mistypes are so much fun to read!)

For more tips and tricks on how to make better use of your Mac, iOS device, Apple Watch, or Apple TV, be sure to visit the “How To” section of our website.


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Chris Hauk

MacTrast Senior Editor, and self-described "magnificent bastard," Chris Hauk owns Phoenix Rising Services and writes for everyone's favorite "bad movie" website, Big Bad Drive-In.

His first Apple product was an iPod Classic 9 years ago, and he has since added a MacBook Pro, a number of iPads, iPhones, and multiple Apple TVs to his collection.

He lives somewhere in the deep Southern part of America. Yes, he has to pump in both sunshine and the Internet.