How to Reset AutoCorrect Settings in iOS 7

How to Reset AutoCorrect Settings in iOS 7

The AutoCorrect feature built into all of Apple’s iOS devices can be very useful, but sometimes AutoCorrect can learn bad habits, and begin AutoCorrecting things you never intended. Because the feature learns from your use and adapts, it can sometimes begin making undesirable changes to your typing! Fortunately, it’s a pretty simple process to reset AutoCorrect and remove its learned habits.

Reset AutoCorrect

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, iPad, or iPod touch can learn those bad habits all over again!

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  1. Phil says:

    This doesn’t reset on my phone I still have bizarre auto corrects like “EVERUONE” when typing everyone and mis-keying reset doesn’t remove this.

    1. Sean Hayes says:

      It worked on my iPhone. Followed the steps, it asked for my passcode, entered it, it worked. Try it again following the simple steps here unless you don’t have iOS 7. If you do just follow the steps. Then test “everyone” to see if it suggests “everyone” and test “everyone” to see if it suggests “everyone”. If you’ve followed the steps here and it definitely went through with it without a problem and the error keeps happening find a number for Apple in your country and see if they can help.

    2. Heather says:

      I’m in the same boat as Phil. After resetting my keyboard settings the stupid words are still there… How can I delete them?

  2. Sho Sho Berry says:

    This was helpful… thank you!

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