How to Remove Words From Autocorrect iPhone

Kyle Wood

iPhone, Tutorials

Are you tired of your iPhone’s autocorrect constantly changing the words you type? Autocorrect can be a helpful feature, but it can also be quite frustrating when it corrects words that you didn’t intend to change.

Fortunately, there is a way to remove specific words from autocorrect on your iPhone. In this tutorial, we will guide you through the process step by step.

Step 1: Open Settings

To begin, unlock your iPhone and locate the Settings app. It is represented by a gray gear icon.

Tap on the Settings app to open it.

Step 2: Access Keyboard Settings

Once you are in the Settings app, scroll down until you find the “General” option. Tap on it to access general settings.

Within General settings, locate and tap on “Keyboard”.

Step 3: Edit Autocorrect Text Replacement

Within Keyboard settings, look for the “Text Replacement” option. Tap on it to open the Text Replacement menu.

Step 4: Remove Words from Autocorrect

In the Text Replacement menu, you will see a list of all the words that your iPhone has learned and added to its autocorrect dictionary. To remove a word from autocorrect, tap on the word that you want to delete.

  • Bold text: The selected word will now appear in bold text.
  • Underlined text: This indicates that the word is currently being used for autocorrection.
  • You can select multiple words: By tapping on additional words in this list, they will also be deleted from autocorrect.

Step 5: Delete the Word

Once you have selected the word(s) you want to remove from autocorrect, tap on the “Delete” button that appears next to the word(s). A confirmation message will pop up asking if you want to delete the word.

Tap “Delete” again to confirm.

Step 6: Confirm Deletion

After confirming deletion, your chosen word(s) will be removed from autocorrect. You can repeat steps 4-6 for any other words you wish to remove as well.


  • Be cautious while deleting words from autocorrect; make sure you are removing only those words that are causing issues.
  • If you accidentally delete a word, you can add it back by tapping on the “+” symbol in the top right corner of the Text Replacement menu.
  • If you want to reset all your autocorrect settings, you can do so by going back to Keyboard settings and tapping on “Reset Keyboard Dictionary”. This will remove all learned words and customizations.

That’s it! You have successfully removed specific words from autocorrect on your iPhone.

Now your device will no longer suggest or automatically change those words while typing. Enjoy a more personalized typing experience!

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