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I know how to remove words from Swype's user dictionary. I want to know how to remove words from Swype's built-in dictionary. I get very frustrated with all these random words that I know I'll never use! I can't tell you how many times I've had the word "Getty" show up instead of the word "get".

If there is really no way of removing words from Swype's built-in dictionary I'll probably need to find an alternative. That's probably another question though.

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Swype uses a separate dictionary. You can access the settings for both from within the system settings:

From the homescreen, open settings → language & keyboard

  • for Swype continue: Swype → Personal dictionary
  • for the default keyboard: My dictionary

There you can edit/add/remove words from your user dictionary.

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    This no longer works for Swype 1.3 – user26156 Jan 4 '13 at 18:36
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    And this is the user dictionary, not the built-in dictionary. I, too, would like to remove words like "Getty" that I would never ever type. – Cerberus Jul 17 '13 at 13:55
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I've tried this on Froyo, I can remove the unwanted Swype words by: 1. Swype the word. 2. Select that word. 3. Hit the 'Swype' key. 4. You will get a confirmation to delete the word from Swype dictionary.

On latest android version, you get a list of words on the top of the keyboard. If the unwanted word comes on top, long tap it. You will get an option to delete it.

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