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How to delete words in the dictionary????

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by google123, Dec 27, 2009.

  1. google123

    google123 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    When I'm texting, often words popup that are nowhere near the word that I have typed or am working on typing out. I know that I can press that down arrow and add a word but how can I delete some of the words that are already there. For example, sometimes, I start a message with "I'm" and the phone types "Um" instead. I have no need for the word "Um" :D Thanks everyone. Great site btw, I have learned so much here.

    Also, is there an AutoText app similar to the BlackBerry where I can type a word or series of letters and have it automagically replaced with something else? For example:

    ctrn = I can't talk right now because I am driving. :D

    Also, I actually miss the Sound Profiles of my old Curve 8330. Any apps in the market that are similar?

  2. Ataranine

    Ataranine Android Enthusiast

    You can't delete the words that come within the dictionary. I wish.
  3. morrobaybum

    morrobaybum Newbie

    i found that locale can give you alot of what sound profiles used to do. it can also be time based or location based too which is a extra nice feature
  4. Caddyman

    Caddyman Android Expert

    the custom dictionary is not as good as bb, no there are no auto replacements that i have found, i use the app quick profiles for sound profiles like bb....the app just works, no extra crap needed.
  5. jsalny

    jsalny Lurker

    Ok, so we can't delete words from the dictionary. But what about words we have accidentally typed and the phone saves? Example if I type "on" then the phone automatically comes up as ob. My "Of" always comes up capitalized, anyway to edit the custom dictionary?
  6. I need help with this also. i hate when i try to type IF it comes up as ID
  7. Bswartz95

    Bswartz95 Android Expert

    I have the same issue. Unfortunately, there's no way to solve the problem.

    I really have gotten used to the "compact qwerty", but there's some words that come up that make me scratch my head. Also, sometimes the words aren't even options when I hit the down arrow to see a list of options. The compact beats the default keyboard though.
  8. JoeC

    JoeC Well-Known Member

    With the Eris/Hero phones, you can actually delete the entire user dictionary and start over. But, there's no way to edit it. :(
  9. jsalny

    jsalny Lurker

    Ok guys, took a while but I found it. Go to settings, applications, manage applications, text input and clear cache. This will delete only the words that have been saved since you started typing.
  10. Mortgage_It

    Mortgage_It Well-Known Member

    i hope it did not take too long since it has been discussed on here many times in the past
  11. nellie2110

    nellie2110 Lurker

    I cant seem to find text input in my applications. What am I missing?
  12. hybridowner

    hybridowner Newbie

    I think it's supposed to be "Touch Input" not "Text Input". Someone please correct me if I'm wrong.
  13. nellie2110

    nellie2110 Lurker

    Thanks for the fast response. I was wondering that and hope not, because my cache was empty (was when I first looked at it, didnt give me the chance to clear it) and I have words I want to get rid of that I have mis typed. So not sure what I can do now.
  14. jmt17

    jmt17 Lurker

    Go into Settings>Applications>Manage Applications>Touch Input>Clear Data

    This will clear USER dictionary and settings such as Vibrate and Sounds while texting, which can be set back in seconds under Settings>Locale and Text

    Hope this helps!
  15. thetingster

    thetingster Android Enthusiast

    Great tips people thanks.
  16. beardman

    beardman Lurker

    I found I could delete individual words if I went into settings/ language and keyboard/ touch input/ user dictionary.
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  17. thetomlin2

    thetomlin2 Guest

    This thread was started when the Eris was running 1.5 ... there was not a way to delete words at that time. You are correct for 2.1 though.

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The HTC Droid Eris release date was November 2009. Features and Specs include a 3.2" inch screen, 5MP camera, 288GB RAM, MSM7600 processor, and 1300mAh battery.

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