Predictive text is common in most mobile keyboards today. But often his guesses are gone, sometimes hilarious. As absurd as it may be, the predictive text can always suggest the same wrong word. Luckily, Gboard offers users a way to quickly remove these suggestions for both iOS and Android.
Google does not give much away when it comes to removing suggested words. You will not find this option in Preferences and will not explain it when you first set up the keyboard. While the company does not make it easy for users to use this feature, it is at least very easy if you know what to do.
Delete Suggested Words on iPhones
If you come across a wrong suggested word frequently or one that appears out of the blue, long press. On iOS, you'll be confronted with a large blue window asking if Gboard should stop suggesting the word in question. If you touch "OK," Gboard will never suggest that word again, so make sure it's really gone.
On Android, things are a little different. After a long press, the word comes off the suggestion strip. A trash can appears in the window under the words "Remove proposal". Drag the word to the trash and drop it off to tell Gboard to stop suggesting it. Interestingly, Gboard does not warn you on Android that this action is irreversible, which may indicate that this action is not permanent.
There are additional Gboard Settings for Android that help you to keep the suggested words correct and relevant to you. These should be enabled by default, but check the gboard settings. There is also one on iOS, but that was it's.
In stock Android, go to Settings -> Languages & Input -> Virtual Keyboard -> Gboard -> Text Correction. On a Samsung device, go to Settings -> General Administration -> Language and Input -> On-Screen Keyboard -> Gboard -> Text Correction. The settings on other phones are in a similar location.
For an iOS device, open the Gboard app, and then select "Keyboard Preferences." If you're using the Gboard keyboard in the Google app instead, open the Google app, touch the gear on the top left, and then tap Gboard followed by Keyboard Preferences.
- Show suggestion strip : If this setting is off, you probably already know. Only Android.
- Next Word Suggestions : This setting uses the previous word you entered as the basis for your predictive text. Uncheck this to only receive word suggestions as you type them. Only Android.
- Emoji Suggestions Show : Because we all can use a little humor in our texts. Android and iOS
- Personalized Suggestions : Let Gboard make more accurate predictions based on your activity in other apps. Only Android.
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