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  1. Android Question

    Thread Starter

    There is a word that I cannot remove from the predictive text by holding on the word. Is there another way to remove it?

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  2. chanchan05

    chanchan05 The Doctor

    Depends on what Keyboard app you use. On the default one, I think you have to go to the keyboard settings.
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  3. It is the default Samsung keyboard and in settings there isn't an option to change or modify the dictionary. I want to keep the predictive text.
  4. chanchan05

    chanchan05 The Doctor

    I don't have an S7, so I wouldn't know the changes they made to the keyboard since the previous models.

    I do use Swiftkey, which has a much better predictive algorithm than the default Samsung keyboard, and can also learn words. The good think in using Swiftkey is that you can take your dictionary across devices since you can sync your dictionary to all your devices using Swiftkey (and yes Swiftkey also works on iOS so you can sync dictionaries between say, your iPad and your Android phone, if it comes to that). So if you can't find another person who knows the answer, I suggest you use Swiftkey.

    PS: Any keyboard app will give you a warning that it may save your passwords (duh, you type on it). It's a normal warning when setting up a new default app apart from the built in one. Swiftkey however is a very trusted company. It syncs using Google servers and is owned by Microsoft, so it really can't steal anything new from you even if they wanted to. Microsoft already runs your(or your workplace's) PC and Google runs your phone. LOL. I'm not saying that they do.
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  5. MandaMarie530

    MandaMarie530 Lurker

    I don't know if you ever got an answer to this, but I was having the same issue (found your post via google) and just figured out the answer.

    When you're in the keyboard, if you click the arrow on the right it will drop down to give multiple choices. At that point you can hold down the word you want to get rid of, and the normal "*Word* will be removed from learned words." will come up.
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  6. BenGoodLuck

    BenGoodLuck Lurker

    Thank you for your reply. That worked! Another, easier way I found after reading your reply is to simply tap and hold on the word and a dialog box pops open saying that the word will be removed from learned words. You can click OK or cancel.
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  7. robertn78

    robertn78 Lurker

    If you want to delete all history and start over you can do it by following this. Go to settings>Language and Input>Samsung keyboard>Reset settings>Clear personalized data.
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  8. AZgl1500

    AZgl1500 Extreme Android User

    that would be just way too painful.

    I opened up Color Note and started a new Text note, titled it Word editing :)
    gonna leave it there.

    then in the body of the note, I spelled out a word that I miss typed earlier today, and it showed both the bad spelled word and the correctly spelled word.

    Long press on the bad word did the trick, it is now gone.
    thanks much for this thread. found it immediately in a search.
  9. Nougat 7.0 Update - To keep predictive text but delete learned words, do the following:
    Settings > General Management > Language and input > Virtual keyboard > Samsung keyboard > Reset settings > Clear personalized data
  10. Aaronari

    Aaronari Lurker

    I try to delete words all the time, but they keep coming back. There's so many junk words in the dictionary that should not be there, and they won't go away, no matter how many times they are removed

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