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Improve word suggestions

Word predictions and corrections get better over time as your keyboard learns. You can also update your word lists and personal dictionary or change settings to help the keyboard accurately predict and correct your typing.

Add words to your personal dictionary

For example, you could add names, terms, or abbreviations that are specific to your job or hobbies that you don't want the keyboard to try to correct.
  1. Swipe down from the top of the screen once using two fingers, or twice using one finger.
  2. Tap >
    Language & input
    .
  3. Tap
    BlackBerry Keyboard Settings
    or
    Keyboard Settings
    >
    BlackBerry Keyboard Settings
    .
  4. Tap
    Prediction and correction
    .
  5. Tap
    Personal dictionary
    .
  6. Tap a language or
    For all languages
    .
  7. Tap .
  8. Type a word, and then tap .
  9. Repeat steps 7 and 8 for all the words that you want to add.

Add words to your restricted words list

If you add a word to your restricted words list, your keyboard won't provide that word as a suggestion.
  1. Swipe down from the top of the screen once using two fingers, or twice using one finger.
  2. Tap >
    Language & input
    .
  3. Tap
    BlackBerry Keyboard Settings
    or
    Keyboard Settings
    >
    BlackBerry Keyboard Settings
    .
  4. Tap
    Prediction and correction
    .
  5. Tap
    Restricted words
    .
  6. Tap .
  7. Type a word that you want to prevent your keyboard from suggesting, and then tap
    OK
    .
  8. Repeat steps 6 and 7 for all the words that you want to add.

Change the autocorrection strength

Your keyboard provides suggestions for partially-typed or misspelled words in a row above the keyboard or on the spacebar, and, when you tap the spacebar, the keyboard inserts the suggested word. The stronger the autocorrection strength, the more assistance the keyboard provides. You can change the level of autocorrection to suit how you type. For example, if you tend to want words to be entered exactly as you typed them, you can lower the correction strength.
  1. Swipe down from the top of the screen once using two fingers, or twice using one finger.
  2. Tap >
    Language & input
    .
  3. Tap
    BlackBerry Keyboard Settings
    or
    Keyboard Settings
    >
    BlackBerry Keyboard Settings
    .
  4. Tap
    Prediction and correction
    .
  5. Tap
    Auto correction
    .
  6. Drag the slider to the left or right.

Edit your learned words

The
BlackBerry Keyboard
learns from words that you type, gives precedence to words that you type more frequently, and if you have personalized suggestions and predict contact names turned on, the keyboard also learns from your messages, data, and contact info. To increase the accuracy of the words that the keyboard suggests, you can remove words that your device has learned but that you don't want your keyboard to suggest in the future.
  1. Swipe down from the top of the screen once using two fingers, or twice using one finger.
  2. Tap >
    Language & input
    .
  3. Tap
    BlackBerry Keyboard Settings
    or
    Keyboard Settings
    >
    BlackBerry Keyboard Settings
    .
  4. Tap
    Prediction and correction
    .
  5. Tap
    Word lists
    .
  6. If necessary, tap
    Personal word lists
    or
    Work word lists
    .
  7. Touch and hold a word, and then tap any other words that you don't want your keyboard to suggest.
    • To delete a word, tap . If you start typing this word frequently in the future, your keyboard will learn it again.
    • To block a word, tap . Your keyboard won't learn this word in the future.

Include emojis in predictions

This feature is not available in all languages.
  1. Swipe down from the top of the screen once using two fingers, or twice using one finger.
  2. Tap >
    Language & input
    .
  3. Tap
    BlackBerry Keyboard Settings
    or
    Keyboard Settings
    >
    BlackBerry Keyboard Settings
    .
  4. Tap
    Prediction and correction
    .
  5. Turn on the
    Predict emojis
    switch.