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Old January 30th, 2013, 05:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi - I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 recently updated to Jelly Bean 4.1.2

My problem is that i can no longer find how to add/delete words to the dictionary. I'm using the default Samsung keyboard and English (UK) language.

I've searched through Settings > Language and Input > Samsung Keyboard, but can't find how to access the dictionary.

I'm pretty sure i've been through all the settings, but maybe just missing something.

After plenty of searches on forums, i can't find anyone else having the same problems and all answers / routes now seem to be out of date and not matching my phone.

Any ideas? Cheers!

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Hi there

It should be under Settings– language and input– Samsung keyboard settings– predictive text. Make sure you click on the actual "predictive text" not the toggle slider on the right.
And you should be able to see your word.

Now, if I may, could I interest you in a SWYPE Keyboard?
It's much more straight forward to to use, easy to edit, add and remove words, backs up it for you as well, so you can load the custom words with migration to new phone, or after factory reset. For me it's a must. I live in a country where we use 3 languages in daily chats, where every one mixes Malay, Chinese and English.

Not to mention, once you Swype type, it's hard to go back to regular keyboard

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And if you don't like it, just open any text app, for the keyboard to pop up, a little keyboard icon will appear in notification bar, where you can instantly switch to stock Samsung's keys.

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It should be under Settings– language and input– Samsung keyboard settings– predictive text. Make sure you click on the actual "predictive text" not the toggle slider on the right.
And you should be able to see your word.

Now, if I may, could I interest you in a SWYPE Keyboard?
It's much more straight forward to to use, easy to edit, add and remove words, backs up it for you as well, so you can load the custom words with migration to new phone, or after factory reset. For me it's a must. I live in a country where we use 3 languages in daily chats, where every one mixes Malay, Chinese and English.

Not to mention, once you Swype type, it's hard to go back to regular keyboard

Swype | Type Fast, Swype Faster

to download:
visit
Swype | Text Input for Screens using your mobile phone.
And if you don't like it, just open any text app, for the keyboard to pop up, a little keyboard icon will appear in notification bar, where you can instantly switch to stock Samsung's keys.

Cheers

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Thanks Seba - but still no luck!

I went to Settings > language and input >Samsung keyboard settings >predictive text and clicked on the actual "predictive text" not the toggle slider on the right, but there are no options to edit any words.

I just have a Personalistion area with options to learn from Facebook, Gmail, Twitter etc. The only other option is to clear personalised data, but this will remove ALL my words - i just want to remove a couple that are incorrect.

Just wondering if my phone is slightly different for some reason?!
Anyone else got the same?
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nope, cant see it myself, wouldnt mind knowing where it is either i use swiftkey keyboard as my default and can find it on neither
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I've found the solution!
It seems there is no longer 'a place' to edit words as you used to in ICS.

To edit, start typing in a new message. When a word comes up in the predictive area you want to remove, simply long-press it. A dialogue box will then ask if you want to remove it from learned words.

I think all words you use that aren't already in the dictionary are automatically added.

It's a little different, but i guess it works.
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Hi Carl. Thanks for your post. The only one on this subject I could find. I have exactly the same issue but the problem isn't removing words its adding them. For example my phone has now (since updating ) forgotten my surname and email address. It simply won't learn them and there's no way to make it. This feels like a backward step like Samsung have sold this function to SwiftKey. My phone made them have a Capitol letter. It appears suggested words are more crowd sourced than personalised as it often suggests words which I would never use or are currently trending in the news etc. This is all confusing and alarming when I just want it to learn my bloody surname, something nokia mastered a decade ago.
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Hi Carl. Thanks for your post. The only one on this subject I could find. I have exactly the same issue but the problem isn't removing words its adding them. For example my phone has now (since updating ) forgotten my surname and email address. It simply won't learn them and there's no way to make it. This feels like a backward step like Samsung have sold this function to SwiftKey. My phone made them have a Capitol letter. It appears suggested words are more crowd sourced than personalised as it often suggests words which I would never use or are currently trending in the news etc. This is all confusing and alarming when I just want it to learn my bloody surname, something nokia mastered a decade ago.
Try using Perfect Keyboard Free. Much better than the Samsung keyboard. It has very good predictions (although it doesn't predict the NEXT word like Swiftkey), and you can add words to the dictionary in the following way. Type the word then tap on the word in the row of suggestions. Then it isolates the word with an arrow next to it saying "tap to add to dictionary." I think this is a really awesome keyboard, and it's FREE . The auto-correction features are selectable and very intuitive, and there are loads of features I can't even go into now because it would be off topic.
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If you could adjust the "multi-tap interval" on Perfect Keyboard, id be using it now. Think i mailed the dev'.. no reply
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If you could adjust the "multi-tap interval" on Perfect Keyboard, id be using it now. Think i mailed the dev'.. no reply
What's "multi-tap interval"?
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Like, i type with this oldskool format 1364469414098.jpg
Without auto-prediction so say i wanted to type "mno", with most keyboards id have to press the "6" key.. wait atleast a second, press it twice.. wait.. press it 3 times. With this keyboard, i can make that waiting time as short as i want so i can type a lot faster (Smart Keyboard Pro).
I should really learn to type qwerty but meh, im old
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Ah ok. I assume then that Smart Keyboard Pro does have this feature. Have you told the dev of perfect keyboard this? Tell them they lost a customer to a rival because it lacked this feature.

Mind you the problem with Perfect Keyboard Free is that the free version is so good, there's no real reason to buy the Pro version.
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Yeah im pretty sure i mailed them about the multitap thing but no reply. Pity. Smart Keyboard Pro is one app that if i could, id demand my money back. The pirated version was fine and the dev is an absolute disgrace.. zero support from them. I hate devs like that.. especialy with a premium app grr
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Hi Carl. Thanks for your post. The only one on this subject I could find. I have exactly the same issue but the problem isn't removing words its adding them. For example my phone has now (since updating ) forgotten my surname and email address. It simply won't learn them and there's no way to make it. This feels like a backward step like Samsung have sold this function to SwiftKey. My phone made them have a Capitol letter. It appears suggested words are more crowd sourced than personalised as it often suggests words which I would never use or are currently trending in the news etc. This is all confusing and alarming when I just want it to learn my bloody surname, something nokia mastered a decade ago.
Actually it was Google that made the change not Samsung. It is suppose to learn your words when you use Facebook, Twitter etc. If you are like me I don't use Facebook or Twitter that much and usually do not use full works, text speak, FWIW. Go figure.
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Lol i actualy dont know what FWIW means and i thought i was pretty hip and groovy :P
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Ive turned my predictive text off as I cant add single letters like 'x' for my beloved

Anyway round this?
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Ive turned my predictive text off as I cant add single letters like 'x' for my beloved

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What happens when you try? If I try, "x" comes up as the main suggestion in the suggestion bar and I can just press Space or tap the suggestion. This is on Samsung keyboard. Version from JB 4.1.2 I think.

Which version of Android are you on? Maybe this is an updated feature.
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What happens when you try? If I try, "x" comes up as the main suggestion in the suggestion bar and I can just press Space or tap the suggestion. This is on Samsung keyboard. Version from JB 4.1.2 I think.

Which version of Android are you on? Maybe this is an updated feature.
Sorry should have said this is using the 4x3 keyboard. If I press x it says 'you' so I keep having to use drop down box and press x
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Is there a way to add "x" to the dictionary?
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Lol i actualy dont know what FWIW means and i thought i was pretty hip and groovy :P
FWIW=For What It's Worth LOL
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Sorry should have said this is using the 4x3 keyboard. If I press x it says 'you' so I keep having to use drop down box and press x
I think the only way you can do it on the Samsung keyboard is by turning off prediction in the settings, then you have to type oldskool style like funkylogik, repeatedly tapping each key to cycle through the characters, but it means you can double tap [wxyz] key and then press Space and you get a single "x".

Otherwise, (here we go again...) install Perfect Keyboard Free and you'll find it works much more intuitively. You can toggle T9 prediction from a key on the keyboard instead of going into settings. It can remember "x" as a word and you just tap once on the [wzyz] key and "x" will be highlighted and you can just press Space. I just tested it for you
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I use the stock 4x3 keyboard with predictive text on, and as the weeks have gone by it has got better. It's learning words and predicting the next word, evens x's as I send them to my beloved every day, but don't tell the wife!!!
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after almost one day, i succeed in adding a new word in galaxy s3 dictionary.
i also using t9 for many years now, and after easy-predictive s2, s3 seems to me imposible.
to delete words, it's very simple: long press on the word you want to delete, and xt9 will ask you if you want to delete it.
to add words...this is a different story; you must turn on the qwerty keybord, on landscape screen, write the new word, press space bar, and the word is added. now, you can go back to xt9, because the word was added in the dictionary.
i hope you will find this usefull
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Ccristiann but if you add words that way as soon as you have to turn off your phone it will lose the new words added. It doesent add the words permanently, at least for me the new words are forgotten when I have to restart the phone
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My wife has got the Samsung Galaxy S2 and her stock 4x3 keyboard works perfectly. She can add words etc etc. Wont get her to update it either to the rubbish were putting up with.

Was hoping someone who creates cfw would change this feature back to how it should always have been. I don't want to download another keyboard because of somebodys foolish error!
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My wife has got the Samsung Galaxy S2 and her stock 4x3 keyboard works perfectly. She can add words etc etc. Wont get her to update it either to the rubbish were putting up with.

Was hoping someone who creates cfw would change this feature back to how it should always have been. I don't want to download another keyboard because of somebodys foolish error!
If your phone is rooted you can download and use the S2 keyboard, available here:

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?p=18982027

You need to copy it to the system/app folder using a root explorer.
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If your phone is rooted you can download and use the S2 keyboard, available here:

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?p=18982027

You need to copy it to the system/app folder using a root explorer.
Thanks for your reply

Downloaded that zipped folder and am using fileslick

Do I copy the zipped folder or the files within it to system/app?

Inside system/app are all "apk" files
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Downloaded that zipped folder and am using fileslick

Do I copy the zipped folder or the files within it to system/app?

Inside system/app are all "apk" files
I'm not sure which zipped folder you are referring to.

In the first post on that thread I linked to there is a link to download an apk file called AxT9IME.apk

That is what you need.
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I'm not sure which zipped folder you are referring to.

In the first post on that thread I linked to there is a link to download an apk file called AxT9IME.apk

That is what you need.
Yes that's it. When I download it it's a zipped folder and not an akp. Could you also recommend a free file explorer to use? Cheers
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http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?p=18982027

You need to copy it to the system/app folder using a root explorer.

Right got it now. Its weird though as if I download on pc its a zip file but if I do it from phone its an apk file

Ive got a file program but have another problem now. The system/app folder is 'read only' so it wont allow me to copy the apk file into it
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I can't copy it to system either. Have tried a couple of file managers. But if I click on the file it asks if I want to install it, can I just install it and it will work?
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Ive got a file program but have another problem now. The system/app folder is 'read only' so it wont allow me to copy the apk file into it
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Are you guys rooted?

If not, you need to be in able to copy to the system folder. If you are, then check your settings in the file manager app - there is often a setting you need to tick to allow you full root access from within the app (it's a kind of safety measure to stop noobs from breaking their phone.)
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This is the message I get when using fileslick



I grant it root access but no other setting after that
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Hi there! I am not sure how text messages work on your phone but I went to a text message, clicked the text box as if I were going to start typing a new message, at the lower left corner of my keyboard there is a settings wheel, I clicked that and there is XT9 advanced settings (making sure Xt9 is checked off), I clicked Xt9 advanced settings and then there is an option for XT9 my words. There should be a whole list of words you may have previously added. You can then add new words by clicking your options button (or whatever the button is called next to your little house button on your phone). I hope this is of some use, sorry if it doesn't help though.
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not sure if the site is a uk site but im in the uk just got s3 and the predictive text is a real pain, my last samsung s8300 had predictive where i cud add words if i download the perfect keyboard your all raving about will it do that and how do i install it once its downloaded a full step by step instruction wud help from all u experts on here and wud it invalidate my warranty other than that i love the phone.thanks in advance for anyones help
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not sure if the site is a uk site but im in the uk just got s3 and the predictive text is a real pain, my last samsung s8300 had predictive where i cud add words if i download the perfect keyboard your all raving about will it do that and how do i install it once its downloaded a full step by step instruction wud help from all u experts on here and wud it invalidate my warranty other than that i love the phone.thanks in advance for anyones help
Ive never used it but using an app wont void your warranty. To install it, search for it in Play Store. To set it as your keyboard, tap Menu on the phone, go to Language And Input, scroll down to Keyboards And Input Methods, tick/check the box to the right of the keyboard name, tap Default, select the keyboard you wana use.
Its an international forum btw mate. Lots of UK peeps here
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hello
after almost one day, i succeed in adding a new word in galaxy s3 dictionary.
i also using t9 for many years now, and after easy-predictive s2, s3 seems to me imposible.
to delete words, it's very simple: long press on the word you want to delete, and xt9 will ask you if you want to delete it.
to add words...this is a different story; you must turn on the qwerty keybord, on landscape screen, write the new word, press space bar, and the word is added. now, you can go back to xt9, because the word was added in the dictionary.
i hope you will find this usefull
This is the keyboard you mean. Want this one back myself but having no luck what so ever!



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The long-press method doesn't work on my Galaxy Tab 2.

I only have one Jellybean device so I haven't tried this on multiple devices yet, but here's what I did:

Settings > Language and input > the little cog next to Samsung keyboard.

The second item in the list is "Predictive text". Instead of tapping the switch to toggle it on or off, I tapped the phrase itself. Another menu opened, second to last on that menu was "My word list". Tapped that, and I got the list of all the typos I've made, as well as the usernames for my different online accounts and hashtags. You can choose which words to retain and delete. This way I was able to remove a bunch of them at the same time.
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Hi - I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 recently updated to Jelly Bean 4.1.2

My problem is that i can no longer find how to add/delete words to the dictionary. I'm using the default Samsung keyboard and English (UK) language.

I've searched through Settings > Language and Input > Samsung Keyboard, but can't find how to access the dictionary.

I'm pretty sure i've been through all the settings, but maybe just missing something.

After plenty of searches on forums, i can't find anyone else having the same problems and all answers / routes now seem to be out of date and not matching my phone.

Any ideas? Cheers!
I use a sg s3 this should do ive an option called indian keyboard along with the samsung keyboard
Go to language and input
Press on indian keyboard or the alternative that you have
long press on predictive text
My word list and add
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So, I found a workaround of sorts...

Go into Gmail and send yourself an email with the words you want added to your dictionary. From that point forward, those words should be in there.

I tested with an email to myself where I typed the words 3 times each, but I'm not sure I really needed to type them multiple times.


Edit: never mind... this didn't stick. After a restart the words are gone. Just BS!
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Awesome! It really helped me a lot!! I also had the same problem in my galaxy s3 mini with an os 4.1.2.
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Perfect thankyou.

I'd be interested if anyone knows exactly when words are added because it seems like sometimes they are not?

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It seems there is no longer 'a place' to edit words as you used to in ICS.

To edit, start typing in a new message. When a word comes up in the predictive area you want to remove, simply long-press it. A dialogue box will then ask if you want to remove it from learned words.

I think all words you use that aren't already in the dictionary are automatically added.

It's a little different, but i guess it works.
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first off I'd like to say swype sucks!!! and I figured out how to add words you have to turn your phone to the side and spell it with the normal keyboard then when you hit the space button it'll ask if you'd like to add the word you type it to the dictionary tap on ad and it will add it and then it will be on your t9 keyboard t9 rocks sorry but it really doesand the S 3 it's just an amazing phone
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Thank you!!!! This has been driving me nuts.
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I've found the solution!
It seems there is no longer 'a place' to edit words as you used to in ICS.

To edit, start typing in a new message. When a word comes up in the predictive area you want to remove, simply long-press it. A dialogue box will then ask if you want to remove it from learned words.

I think all words you use that aren't already in the dictionary are automatically added.

It's a little different, but i guess it works.
Thanks for the tip. It's brilliant. I have an S4 and it's the same.
I love the phone and love Android problem is there are so many hidden gems you have to fish for. Slight bugbear is the inconsistency standard ringtones even if they are the same brand ie Samsung ie between S2 and S4 both running on Jellybean
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WHen i go to my settings - language and input , I choose Sywpe keyboard settings - Personalization - Edit dictionary to delete unwanted saved words. and when I'm typing, I type the word I want in there press it in the predictive area and choose save to dictionary.
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I've been having the same problems with my predictive text. I could never type the word 'the' using swype and I also never knew how to delete all those gobbledeguck words I've managed to save there. I was able to delete those words using the long press, thanks for the tip.

I have now managed to reset my predictive words. I clicked on Keyboard Settings and long pressed Predictive Text. This opens up a new window and in there I unticked 'Live word update' and 'Personalised data' and then re-ticked them. I also cleared 'Remote Data' and clicked on 'Learn from Messages'. I now have 'the' appearing in my predictive words...a big bug bear finally sorted!
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