iOS 8 has brought with it several new features to iOS, some of which have been on Android platform for countless years. Predictive typing and use of third party keyboards has been one such feature. It is gob smacking to think, that until about a month or so ago, iPhone users did not have predictive typing and had to type in everything themselves, battling an autocorrect that has lead plenty of them featuring regularly on 9Gag, making a total ludicrous joke out of themselves.
However with iOS 8, you can allow the system to prompt or predict you the right word that you may be typing next, or simply ignore that and carry on composing the word yourself. However, one major drawback of the same is that the keyboard has a tendency to pick up and memorise the words that you type often. Sometimes, you could have used the word, just once and it would go in the memory and show up the next time you are typing. This could lead to an embarrassing situation, especially if its an unparliamentary word that crops up when someone else is using your iPhone.
How to get that one particular word out of the dictionary? The sad news with iOS 8 is that unlike some of the Android keyboards, you cannot do the same. However, the only way is to delete all the manually entered words from the dictionary. Follow the steps below to do the same:
From the dashboard or springboard of your iPhone, go into Settings.
When you are in Settings, scroll down and click on General.
In General, scroll all the way to the bottom and click on Reset.
Under Reset, you will see an option to reset the keyboard dictionary, click on that and confirm.
Once you have clicked that, all the words that you have manually entered will be immediately deleted and you will not have any of the added words appearing as suggestion in any app. This is a pain, cause you will lose all the proper nouns or local words that you may have used, and would want to use in the future again. However, for now, this is the only way out and we will update this post, in case Apple makes any changes or brings about an update sometime in future for editing the personal dictionary on iOS.