How to Reset Keyboard Dictionary on iPhone/iPad [Quick Tip]

If you have typed some sensitive words in your iPhone keyboard dictionary, then it’s time to reset it to factory defaults. The process is given here, check it out

All of you might already be aware of the dictionary part of the iOS. In that case, you will also be familiar with the mechanism in which the iOS automatically adds words to its dictionary as you type, even though they do not make any meaning to the system. It’s certainly useful when you are chatting with your friends with improvised words out of the official dictionary.

At the same time, it can get you in some embarrassing situation when someone else has your iPhone/iPad in their hands. The dictionary might suggest some of your words which you used earlier and that are also sensitive. There’s no particular way to delete a particular word from the iOS dictionary, there’s a way you can reset the dictionary entirely. Here we will guide on the same, so just hold on to your seat and enjoy the show.

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How to Reset Keyboard Dictionary on iPhone and iPad

How to Reset Keyboard Dictionary to Default on iPhone and iPad

Step #1: Launch the Settings app on your iPhone/iPad and go to General.

Tap on Settings Then General on iDevices

Step #2: Scroll to the bottom of the list and tap on “Reset.”

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Tap on Reset on iPhone and iPad Settings

Step #3: Under the Reset option, tap on “Reset Keyboard Dictionary.”

Tap on Reset Keyboard Dictionary in iPhone Settings

Step #4: You’ll be prompted to enter the Passcode, so just enter it.

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Enter Passcode on iPhone

Step #5: After you have entered the Passcode, you’ll get a small pop-up from the bottom; tap “Reset Dictionary” on it to confirm the operation.

Tap on Reset Dictionary in iPhone Settings

That’s it; you’ll not get any confirmation or any kind of message that the dictionary has been reset. You can manually go to Messages app or any other app that uses the dictionary to confirm the changes.

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Jignesh Padhiyar
Jignesh Padhiyar is the founder of who has a keen eye for news, rumors and all the unusual stuff that happens around iPhone and iPad.


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