Friday, 9 September 2011

How to delete words from the Samsung Galaxy S2 dictionary

Recently we showed you how to add words to the Samsung Galaxy S2 dictionary however we've all managed to accidentally add words we don't mean to add. We are now going to show you how to delete words that we've typed in wrong or just added by accident.

The early stages are the same as adding a new word. We have to go into the settings screen and select "Language and keyboard" and then select "XT9 advanced settings". After selecting "XT9 advanced settings" you need to select "XT9 my words" which is quite far down the list.

In the "XT9 my words" screen you need to press the phone's menu button and then select "Delete" from the bottom of the screen. This will see the list reloading with each of the words given a tick box. You can select all the words you want to delete at once and then press "Delete" on the bottom left of the screen.

After pressing delete this time you will be asked to confirm if you want to delete the words (allowing you back out) if you press "OK" the words will then be deleted.

Of course if you delete the wrong words you can easily re-add them to the dictionary with out any problems.


  1. I can follow all of the steps, but it doesn't seem to work properly for my AT&T Samsung Skyrocket. Are there any nuances or additional steps for the Skyrocket?

  2. I've got to admit we don't have a skyrocket here sadly though we do know that they have their own issues. The best place to ask would be either the XDA forums or one of the SamsungGalaxyS2 forums.

    Sadly the Skyrockets aren't sold over here in the UK where we are based.

  3. Great article. Thanks fir putting this up.

    Notice the "fir" in the previous sentence? My phone does that to me all the time. I would love to be able to remove that word from the dictionary. Because really, I can't remember the last time I needed to use "fir" in a sentence, but I use "for" rather often.

    But it's in the default dictionary, not my words. Is there anything I can do about that?

  4. I have the same problem. It always comes out as Iggy. To as Tho, You as Thou. I would love to just remove all of these words completely, but they are not my words. Any tips?

  5. Sadly I don't think there is a way to edit the inbuilt dictionary folks. Sorry.

  6. The fact that you can't remove extremely annoying and rarely (if ever) used words like "lsat", "fir", "tutee", "getty", etc makes Swype breathtakingly retarded. There is absolutely no good reason fir locking down Swype's dictionary. None. And I wish all the gleeful Swypers that answer questions like this with instructions on how to maintain the user dictionary would stop clogging the search engines with their clueless "assistance".

  7. Exoblasta,
    You should take the Swype issue up with the folks behind Swype, not the folk, like myself who are attempting to help solve a different issue to.the one you seem to have. You could of course use a different keyboard...