If you’re like most people, you probably use the default keyboard that came pre-installed on your phone. And if you’re an Android user, that keyboard is almost certainly either Gboard (the Google Keyboard) or Samsung’s own keyboard.
Both keyboards give users a chance to personalize their experience. If you’ve ever used the predictive text feature, you’ve seen it firsthand — your keyboard will suggest words based on what you’ve typed before. But sometimes it gets things wrong, especially when it comes to names and proper nouns.
If you want to delete all of these learned words from your phone’s dictionary, it can be done in just a couple of steps.
How to Delete Learned Words from Google Keyboard
The Google Keyboard learns new words and adapts to your writing style over time. You can delete individual word predictions, or erase all of them at once if you find this feature not helpful. Here’s how to delete learned words from your Google keyboard:
1. Delete individual word predictions
- On your Android phone or tablet, open any app that you can type in, like Gmail or Keep.
- Tap an area where you can enter text.
- Type the word until it shows up in the predictive text bar above your keyboard.
- Touch and hold the word you want to remove from the predictive text bar.
- Tap DELETE.
2. Clear all learned words at once
- Open the Settings menu on your device.
- Tap System.
- Tap Languages & input.
- Tap Virtual keyboard.
- Tap Gboard.
- Tap Dictionary.
- Tap the trash can icon in the top-right corner and select ‘Clear Personal Data’.
How to Delete Learned Words on Samsung Keyboard
You can delete learned words from the keyboard on your Samsung Galaxy device using either one of the two methods below:
- Open your device Settings, then select Applications.
- Select Application Manager.
- Select Samsung Keyboard.
- Under the Storage section, select Delete Data.
- Open the Settings app.
- Tap General management.
- Tap Language and input.
- Tap On-screen keyboard.
- Tap Samsung Keyboard.
- Tap Reset settings.
This will remove all learned words from your Samsung phone’s dictionary, including those you added manually or that Android learned by itself over time.