How to Remove Unwanted Words from Your Android Keyboard

Most Android keyboards suggest words and phrases based on your writing style and language. While this can be helpful, it can also become problematic when mistyped words keep appearing as suggestions, slowing down your typing. If you're tired of dealing with this issue, here are some simple steps to remove learned words from any Android keyboard, including popular ones like Gboard, SwiftKey, and Samsung Keyboard.

Removing Learned Words from Gboard

There are several ways to delete learned words from your Gboard keyboard. Let's explore each method in detail.

1. Individually Remove Learned Words

Instead of navigating through settings, you can delete learned words directly while using the Gboard keyboard. Simply hold the word that you find irrelevant or misspelled in the suggestion bar and drag it to the trash bin icon.

2. Delete Words from Personal Dictionary

If you have added words to your Gboard's personal dictionary, you should remove them from there as well. Here's how:

  1. Go to Settings > General management > Gboard settings.
  2. Tap Dictionary and then Personal dictionary.
  3. Select the language from which you want to delete the learned words.
  4. Manually select the word and hit the trash bin icon in the top right corner to delete it.

3. Delete All Learned Words and Data

Gboard also gives you the option to clear out all the on-device data it has learned from your typing and voice typing experience. Follow these steps:

  1. Open the Gboard Settings and go to Privacy.
  2. Tap Delete learned words and data.
  3. Enter the displayed code and hit OK.

Please note that this method won't delete any words from your Gboard's dictionary.

Removing Learned Words from SwiftKey

Microsoft SwiftKey is another popular keyboard app for Android, and the method to delete learned words is somewhat similar to Gboard. You can remove learned words either individually or all at once. Here's how:

1. Individually Remove Learned Words from SwiftKey

If you encounter any misspelled or irrelevant word, simply hold down that word and tap the OK button after the Remove Prediction dialog appears.

2. Delete All Learned Words and Phrases from SwiftKey

If SwiftKey has learned a large number of words and phrases, individually removing them can become a hectic task. Fortunately, SwiftKey allows you to delete all the learned data from your Android keyboard at once. Follow these steps:

  1. Go to Settings > General management > Microsoft SwiftKey Keyboard settings.
  2. Go to your Account and select Delete personalized dictionary backup.
  3. Confirm the deletion by tapping the Delete button.
  4. Go back to the SwiftKey Settings page and navigate to Typing.
  5. Tap Clear typing data to delete all the learned words from the SwiftKey keyboard.
  6. Confirm your decision by tapping Continue.

Removing Learned Words from Samsung Keyboard

Samsung also gives you the option to delete all the learned words from its keyboard, and the process is straightforward. Here's how:

  1. Open the Settings app and go to General management > Samsung Keyboard settings.
  2. Scroll down and select Reset to default settings, and then choose Erase personalized predictions.
  3. Confirm your selection by tapping the Erase button.

You can also remove learned words from the Samsung keyboard individually by holding the word in the suggestion area and tapping the Remove button.

How to Limit Your Keyboard's Learning

While there's no definitive solution to completely stop your Android keyboard from learning your typing behavior, you can limit its learning by adjusting the settings or disabling certain features. For example, you can turn off auto text correction, word prediction, spell checker, and voice typing if you're willing to compromise on accessibility in order to restrict your keyboard from learning words and your typing patterns.

Say Goodbye to Unwanted Words

Now you know how to remove any learned words that keep popping up in the suggestion bar of your Android Keyboard. Before you go, don't forget to check out different ways to use PC and Mac keyboards on Android for faster typing.