How to remove learned words from any keyboard on Android

One of the benefits of writing on mobile devices over the desktop is the use of personalized data on mobile devices. Mobile devices over time learn new words and adapt to your writing style. This also helps in improving the prediction results. But this benefit can sometimes prove otherwise as well.

Since mobile keyboards learn new words every day, they end up learning our misspell words as well. This can be quite annoying as you would get your misspell words in your prediction bar and with time the word prediction becomes awful.

If you have been through this sad situation and have been wanting to kill all those misspell words or rather start afresh with no learned word predictions, fasten your seat belt, we are here to help you. It’s very easy to start from the scratch and wipe all your personalized data/words from the keyboard.

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How to remove learned words from the Google keyboard (Gboard) on Android

To remove all the words from Gboard, follow the steps:

  • Go to Gboard settings; either from Phone settings – Language and input – Gboard or from Gboard itself by tapping the icon on the top left of the keyboard, followed by settings.
  • In the Gboard settings, go to Dictionary.
  • You will see an option “Delete learned words”. Tap this to remove all the learned words.

However, if you want to remove an individual word from the keyboard, open any app where you can write text (chat app, notes app), and write the word that you want to remove. When the word appears on the prediction bar, long touch it. You will get an option to remove the suggested word. Drag the word towards the “remove suggestion” to bid it a final goodbye.

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How to remove learned words from the Samsung keyboard

To remove all the learned words from the Samsung keyboard, follow the steps:

  • Go to phone settings, followed by Language and input. Select Samsung Keyboard from the list of keyboards.
  • Tap “Predictive text”, followed by “Clear personal data”. Tapping this will remove all the new words that your keyboard has learned over time.

Similar to Gboard, if you want to remove an individual word, long touch the word while writing in any app. You will get a pop-up asking you whether you want to remove the word. Hit “ok” to confirm.

Using any other keyboard?

If you use any other keyboard, the above two methods will work for that keyboard as well, though the option might be under different settings in your keyboard’s app. But yes, it would be there under the settings somewhere, for sure!

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