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    Is it possible to delete words from the dictionary? How?

    Long press a word in the suggestion box.

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    Long press a word in the suggestion box.

    Well, having the same question, this answer isn't really satisfying.

    Other programs like word have an "user.dic" you can call up to make changes. Swiftkey uses my accounts to learn, and therfore should have a database to store this knowledge. It is quite difficult to wait for a word to show up in the prediction bar to correct ist. The possibility to have a look into this personal data account to change obviously misspelled words would sure be quite helpful.

    Do You have any idea wherabouts I can find this database or should this be a topic for future betas?

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    Hi VIPs,

    EZ's suggestion is what SwiftKey has to delete specific words. I recognize that sounds inconvenient, but if you'll indulge me, let's look at it this way for a moment...

    Any 'dictionary' has TONS of words. That list grows even larger over time with SwiftKey. Looking through this list for specific typos would be exhaustive at best. When typos appear in the prediction bar, SwiftKey is essentially presenting these to the user on a silver platter. BOOM... there it is. Longpress it, it's gone. Otherwise, a user would essentially be looking for a needle in a haystack.

    We're aware of the request for 'full dictionary access/direct dictionary editing', but it's not presently possible.

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    Hi Tapper

    Maybe I was misunderstood. Swiftkey needs to store the words somewhere to come up with the predictions. This makes even more sense when you think about the fact, that Swiftkey has the ability to learn from Facebook, Google mail etc.

    I don't want a full dictionary in Swiftkey which would blow up the entire program more than necessary. I was just looking for this specific "user.dic" where the predictions are stored. Sure EZs way to solve the problem is correct, but when you type fast, this method sure is not very convinient since it forces you always to have an eye on the prediction bar to avoid to take over a wrong or misspelled prediction.

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    Hi Lindoon,

    SwiftKey stores these words in .json files that are not at all user friendly, unfortunately. If a user was to try and edit these files, they risk breaking SwiftKey entirely, so we will not provide any official support there.

    Once again, we're well aware of the request for 'full access to edit/delete learned words'. It's not presently possible. Meanwhile, when you see a typo in your prediction bar, we suggest using the method that EZ already provided.

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    Hold on at word which you want to delete is simplest method..... What else you want......

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    I continously swipe "tge"  for the. No matter how many times I long press "tge" and select to not display/user it again it appears again and again. Will deleting my database from my account fix this?

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    Ok, I am pulling swiftkey off my devices. Will be using Swype for a while.

    Not funny.....message to try again later

    Please advise how I can clear my current remote data. I want start my dictionary afresh

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    41 minutes ago, Spikes said:

    Please advise how I can clear my current remote data. I want start my dictionary afresh

    You can find it in the settings: account: delete the remote data.

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    Thanx. But that option does not work. It tells me to try again later. Which I did(about 10 minus later) same result.

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    4 minutes ago, Spikes said:

    Thanx. But that option does not work. It tells me to try again later. Which I did(about 10 minus later) same result.

    Do you mean there's a notification shows it's failed? Hmmm, strange.

    For now I don't know if our server is under maintenance or something wrong, I didn't receive any announce from my boss.

    Can you check your internet connection and try it in half an hour?

    I apologize for the inconvenience.

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    Ok, I will try a bit later on.

    Thanks

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    Thanks, Tried it just now and cleaned all my present devices. I see the option to see which devices are registered on an account is no longer visible. At one stage I had several "duplicates" of the same device after doing a FDR, I do not do auto reinstall of all previous apps. I'd like to make very sure there is no redundant data associated with my account before I reinstall SwiftKey. I have removed the swiftkey account on all my devices bar one as would like to confirm that no copies are around

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    I have issues with the H and G as well. I want have and get gave. If I end up with a non word, I can just delete that word from the predictive keyboard library. Just long press on the non word in the predictive box, then tap "remove". That's how it is on iPhone.

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    I have issues with the H and G as well. I want have and get gave. If I end up with a non word, I can just delete that word from the predictive keyboard library. Just long press on the non word in the predictive box, then tap "remove". That's how it is on iPhone.

    If you get gave, tap delete once then you'll most likely see have as another option. Goes for any other typos when swiping words.

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    On 25/04/2016 at 11:30 AM, Alpert said:

    You can find it in the settings: account: delete the remote data.

    Finally got all my device records deleted. As I setup devices as new every time I did a FDR,  I had numerous copies of data. Eventually got the remote data down to 64 "learned words. I have SwiftKey Beta installed an my Note 10.1 2014 and Note 4. Now in process of teaching them my forestry specific words in both Afrikaans and UK English.

    Thanks for the assistance!

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    Not intending to bring up an old thread, but I also would ask if there is any way {or plans to add one} to edit the words stored in the dictionary that have been added {not the entire dictionary}. Mostly because many of the suggested words are capitalized. 

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    I find the remove prediction method very useful and easy to do. Press the word or non word, then tap remove.

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    Seth Samuels

    Hi, I'm trying to remove specific words and phrases from my dictionary for security reasons. Typing until the words come up presumably won't remove them from your data, correct? If and when SwiftKey's database is hacked, hackers will have access to passwords and social security numbers. How do I clean and edit my data?

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    Tap and hold the predicted word. Option should come up to delete the word. See below.

     

     

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    I don’t think that removes from the underlying data, that just tells it not to make that prediction, right? I’m trying to secure my account, not improve the algorithm. I want to be able to delete, for example, my social security number from the SwiftKey database.

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    Seth, check back in this particular thread. SK use a non standard file format for the dictionary. jos files. The whole database can be deleted but the dictionary is not accessible to users. I recall Ryan (the deleted user) saying that the do not predict will eventually delete the words from the database. I ended up deleting everything from the database as my business in the Forestry sector came to an end and I no longer required the Forestry specific words and phrases.

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    Thanks for the reply. The thing I'm trying to flag is that SwiftKey seems to have unwittingly created a security issue in which there's no actual way to delete secure information from your data unless you wipe your entire account, which defeats the entire purpose of the product. Typing my SSN over and over isn't really an acceptable solution.

    Now I'm trying to decide if I want to take the security risk or just delete the entire app.

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