How to add new words to your Android dictionary

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Use your vocabulary as you type on your android mobile it can be tricky, as the keyboard doesn't recognize those very personal words you use with your family and friends.

To prevent the automatic keyboard correction from bothering you in these situations, the simplest thing is add your words to the android dictionary. Therefore, when you use them, the keyboard will not automatically correct them or indicate that they are incorrect.


Adding words to your Android dictionary is a simple process that we explain how to do it in the following lines.


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How to add new words to your Android dictionary

The default dictionary of your Android device is very useful, as it makes it easier for the keyboard suggest words and make corrections to those you have already typed.

Obviously, this dictionary doesn't have le particular words you use in your inner circle, for example the expression 'acho', characteristic of Extremadura and Murcia.

To solve these little problems, you can adapt the dictionary to your vocabulary adding those words it does not include. The procedure is simple, the steps to follow are as follows:

  1. Enter your mobile phone settings.
  2. Click on the option "Language and text entry".
  3. click on "Virtual keyboard" and then on Gboard, the Google keyboard.
  4. In the settings menu, select "Dictionary".
  5. Inside the dictionary, select your language installed on the phone to which you will add a new word.
  6. click on "Personal dictionary".
  7. Tap the + button in the top right corner.
  8. In the first text bar write the word you are about to add, while in the second you have to enter a shortened form, a sort of shortcut to write that term faster.



These are the steps you need to follow to add a word to the Android dictionary. The process is explained by a OnePlus mobile, but the steps are similar in the terminals of other manufacturers.


It all consists of going into Settings> Language and text entry, entering the keyboard settings and then in the "Dictionary" section. From there you can add as many terms as you want and then customize your Android dictionary. If you want remove any added words, you can do it from the same section.

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