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  1. Carl Pryke

    Carl Pryke New Member

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of searches on forums, i can't find anyone else having the same problems and all answers / routes now seem to be out of date and not matching my phone.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

  2. SebaKL

    SebaKL Well-Known Member

    Hi there

    It should be under Settings
  3. Carl Pryke

    Carl Pryke New Member

  4. mememe1972

    mememe1972 New Member

    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
  5. Carl Pryke

    Carl Pryke New Member

    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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  6. jacksunn

    jacksunn New Member

    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.
  7. davoid

    davoid Well-Known Member

    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. :)
  8. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;) VIP Member

    If you could adjust the "multi-tap interval" on Perfect Keyboard, id be using it now. Think i mailed the dev'.. no reply :(
  9. davoid

    davoid Well-Known Member

    What's "multi-tap interval"?
  10. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;) VIP Member

    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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  11. davoid

    davoid Well-Known Member

    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.
  12. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;) VIP Member

    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 :)
  13. GTWalling

    GTWalling Well-Known Member

    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.
  14. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;) VIP Member

    Lol i actualy dont know what FWIW means and i thought i was pretty hip and groovy :p
  15. mike710_0

    mike710_0 Well-Known Member

    Ive turned my predictive text off as I cant add single letters like 'x' for my beloved :)

    Anyway round this?
  16. davoid

    davoid Well-Known Member

    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.
  17. mike710_0

    mike710_0 Well-Known Member

    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
  18. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;) VIP Member

    Is there a way to add "x" to the dictionary?
  19. GTWalling

    GTWalling Well-Known Member

    :D FWIW=For What It's Worth :D LOL
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  20. davoid

    davoid Well-Known Member

    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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  21. ScoobyWRX

    ScoobyWRX Well-Known Member

    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!!! :p
  22. ccristiann

    ccristiann New Member

    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 :)
  23. stimpen

    stimpen New Member

    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 :(
  24. mike710_0

    mike710_0 Well-Known Member

    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!
  25. davoid

    davoid Well-Known Member

    If your phone is rooted you can download and use the S2 keyboard, available here:


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

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