Remove Learned Words from Keyboard on Android

by | January 8, 2020

One of the comforts of writing on smartphones when compared to PCs is the use of personalized data on mobile keyboards. The keyboards on smartphones analyze your writing pattern and automatically learn any new words that you use frequently. This is done with the intention of bettering the user experience. For example, it helps to improve the text prediction while you are typing on your phone. But this feature may also have adverse effects as well.

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Smartphone keyboards learn new words as you type, every single minute you use them and in the process, they also end up learning our misspelled words as well. While the intention is right, the outcome here is not quite as expected. When you are typing on your phone and if your keyboard keeps suggesting a misspelled word, it sure could get annoying.

If this has happened to you and you want to get rid any word from the keyboard, you are in the right place. By following this guide, you should be able to remove/delete a saved word from any keyboard on Android devices.

How to Remove Learned Words in Google keyboard (Gboard)?

If you want to remove all the words from Gboard, you can follow the below steps:

  1. Go to Gboard settings: Phone settings > Language and input > Gboard.
  2. In the Gboard settings and go to ‘Dictionary’.
  3. Tap on the “Delete learned words” option. All the words that Gboard has learned from you should now be deleted.remove-learned-words-from-keyboard-1

How to remove a particular learned word only from Google Keyboard predictions?

If you just want to remove only a particular word from Google Keyboard, there is a way for that too. Open your messages app and start typing the word you want to remove. When the word appears on the prediction bar, long press on it to drag and drop it on the ‘Remove suggestion’ option that is shown.

How to Remove Learned words from the Samsung keyboard?

If you want to remove all learned words from the Samsung Keyboard app, follow the below steps:

  1. Go to Samsung Keyboard Settings: Phone Settings > General management > Language and input > On-screen keyboard > Samsung Keyboard.
  2. Click on the ‘Reset to default settings‘.
  3. Click on the ‘Erase personalized predictions‘ and then click on ‘Erase‘ in the popup that is shown.remove-learned-words-from-keyboard-2

How to remove a specific learned word only from Samsung Keyboard predictions?

If you just want to remove only a particular word from the Samsung Keyboard, there is another way for it. Open messages app and start typing the word you want to remove. When the word appears on the prediction bar, long press on it and you will get an option to remove that particular word. Simply press on ‘OK’ in the popup appears and the word will be deleted.

How to Remove Words from the Any Other keyboard?

Gboard and Samsung Keyboard are two of the most used keyboards on the Android exosystem. All the keyboard will come with an option to delete the learned words; user data privacy is critical in today’s world. The method should be very similar to what we have mentioned above and if not do drop and comment below and we’d be happy to take a look!

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An engineer by day and a blogger by night, Vish is passionate about all things tech. His day starts with a hot cup of coffee and a few crunchy bytes of tech news and ends with him falling asleep in front of his laptop while authoring tech content, with F.R.I.E.N.D.S. playing in the background.

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