How to migrate a swype keyboard dictionary to another device (a new one for instance)? When I buy a new phablet I have to collect words over again.
From Swype documentation
Backup and Sync Demo: Register all Devices with Swype Connect • Download the latest build of Swype from the Google Play store
• Open messaging application and long press on the Swype key to open Swype Settings
• Select “My Words”, then select “Register Now” to activate Backup and Sync
•In messaging application input names of friends a few times and select “Add word to Dictionary”
• Long press Swype key to open Swype Settings, select “My Words” and then select “Edit My Dictionary” and you can view your dictionary
•Multi-Device Dictionary Sync •
If using a brand new device without Swype previously installed
• Go to “Android Settings”, “Applications”, “Swype”, and select “Clear Data”
• Open messaging application; walk through the Swype registration process with your device email
• Once activation is complete, go into “Swype Settings,” select “My Words,” and then select “Edit My Dictionary” and you will see that your dictionary has been completely restored
• Go through this process with all your Android devices if desired
Since Swype is EOL and no longer supported by its owner, but thankfully still functional, I have found the backup/registration/restore process unreliable. I was able to migrate the app from one device to another fairly easily, but found that the personal dictionary ("word list") is not included in that. The best solution I have come up with is this:
- "Manually" capture the contents from the old host/source Swype personal dictionary as described here: Bulk word import into Gboard. The Universal Copy tool mentioned there now supports a 'scroll mode' that allows you to capture more than the ~20 entries that fit on the screen at a time from the old list, but its still slow going.
- Transfer the flat-text list to the new host. I used a Google Keep item to do this.
- Bulk import the flat-text list to the new Swype installation as described here: Where does swype store the user dictionary?. Caveat: the bulk import process only accepts about 35 entries at a time, so multiple import passes will have to be made, but it works!