This post will walk you through restoring the default keyboard settings, particularly the keyboard dictionary on the new iPhone SE 2020. Here’s how to reset the keyboard dictionary in case your new iPhone SE suddenly gets laggy while typing messages or writing down notes with the default or selected keyboard application.
Why Reset your iPhone’s Keyboard Dictionary?
Just like computers, the iPhone is likewise unable to carry out its full functions without a working soft keyboard. But just like the physical keyboards in computers, the software keyboard on the iPhone can also encounter random glitches. And you would just realize that something is wrong simply because the keyboard doesn’t work as intended.
Thankfully, there are many ways for minor keyboard issues to get fixed. Among this is by performing a keyboard settings reset as depicted by these subsequent steps.
Easy Steps to Reset Keyboard Dictionary on the iPhone SE
Time Needed : 5 minutes
Performing this reset does not delete any saved information on the internal storage and thus, creating backups won't be necessary. You can also carry out the same process to reset keyboard dictionaries on other iOS devices that are running on the same iOS version with that of the 2020 iPhone SE.
To get started, go to the Home screen and then tap Settings.
Doing so will launch the settings menu highlighting the basic and advanced iOS features you can turn on or off.
To continue, tap General.
General settings and features will load up on the next display.
Among these features include but not limited to AirPlay and Handoff, AirDrop, Home button, Keyboard, Fonts, and more.
Scroll down to view more items. Then, tap Reset.
On the next screen, you will see a list of all reset options you can execute on your iPhone.
Locate and then tap to select the option to Reset Keyboard Dictionary and then enter your passcode if prompted to proceed.
A pop-up menu opens beneath the display.
Read and review the pop-up message or warning and then tap Reset Dictionary to confirm.
That should prompt the device to start resetting the keyboard dictionary and then restores the default keyboard settings and values.
- iOS 13.6.1
- Apple iPhone SE 2020
What Happens After a Keyboard Dictionary Reset?
All words that you’ve added to your phone’s keyboard dictionary will then be deleted.
The same thing goes to any embarrassing or awkward auto-correct words in your phone’s dictionary.
Aside from resolving random keyboard glitches, performing this reset will also remove all the words from your predictive text suggestions. So, you might as well consider doing this reset to get your iPhone free from odd words that are popping up in your predictive text suggestions.
The issue about misspelled or incorrect autocorrect suggestions can also be remedied by using the underrated iOS feature called Keyboard Text Replacement. With this feature, you can override an incorrect autocorrect suggestion and replace it with the right word or phrase. This can be deemed an alternative solution if resetting the keyboard dictionary is not the best option for you.
All you have to do is to set up and add new keyboard text replacement entries on your iPhone SE.
Hope this helps!
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Hope this helps!
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