How to Remove Words from QuickType in iOS 13 on iPhone or iPad

QuickType remembers words you have frequently typed. Sometimes, you type a word just once and QuickType suggests it automatically every time you start typing the first letter of that word. If you’ve typed some words that you don’t want to crop up on QuickType, this can be really really annoying and uncomfortable (read: risky). There doesn’t seem to be a way to delete words from QuickType from settings. So how do you reset QuickType words?

How to Delete Words from QuickType in iOS 13 on iPhone or iPad

(Note that this is a blanket reset and right now, this is the only way to remove words from QuickType)

Step #1. Open Settings → Tap on General → Scroll down and tap on Reset.

Tap on Settings then General then Reset on iPhone or iPad

Step #2. Tap on Reset Keyboard Dictionary → Enter Passcode → Tap on Reset Dictionary.

Reset Keyboard Dictionary on iPhone or iPad

Test if the words are now gone.

One huge disadvantage of this process is that other words (like proper names and other frequently-used non-dictionary words) will also be gone. You will have to type them again to get them into QuickType’s predictive dictionary.

The best thing about predictive text is that it suggests words based on the context: what you are writing, and who are you writing to (and in which app). It’s possibly an incremental step from the smart prediction in other phones/keyboard apps.

But it’s not a fool-proof system either. For instance, you type a word just once and QuickType somehow remembers this word adamantly. Every time you start typing some other word that has the same first-letter, QuickType shows you the former word (even though you’ve used it only once or twice.)

That’s all for now!

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Dhvanesh Adhiya
The founder of iGeeksBlog, Dhvanesh, is an Apple aficionado, who cannot stand even a slight innuendo about Apple products. He dons the cap of editor-in-chief to make sure that articles match the quality standard before they are published.


  1. thanks for the overkill apple. now i can delete ALL of the custom dictionary even though i only want to actually delete a handful of words, then i get to re-do the others. very efficient.

  2. Would be nice if they updated this feature so the user can just delete the offending word without resorting to resetting. Select the word and hold to display that option in the word suggestion list would be an idea.

  3. Would be nicer if they quit making stupid suggestions in the first place. Loneluness isn’t a word. “Jackson is seemingly the only name that doesn’t show up while typing it out. Get on the ball, Apple. We expect better from you.

  4. Do you know, is the “Keyboard Dictionary” local to the device, or is it an iCloud thing? For example, if members of the family share the same Apple ID, is the Keyboard Dictionary shared across devices? I imagine there may be some words that Mommy & Daddy type on their iPhones that they wouldn’t want Junior to stumble upon on his iPod Touch. Just sayin.

    • I think it an iCloud thing. When I (finally) updated my phone the first time, I already had rarely-uses names and misspelled words prior to having predictive text available.


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