The iOS Built-In Dictionary

The iPhone and iPad have a built-in dictionary that doesn't appear as an individual app, but as a resource you can access Safari, text editing and other apps. You can look up any work you have selected. You can also look up words directly and quickly narrow search results to only show the definition. You can customize which dictionaries are used as well.

Comments: 4 Responses to “The iOS Built-In Dictionary”

    6 years ago

    Dear Gary, Thank you for your continued & informative tutorials. I watch most with great interest. Pete

    Dinorah Costa
    6 years ago

    Thank you for all the information you impart. Q: How to I prevent autocorrect on a word a 1000 x corrected, i.e., "el niño"? It doesn't matter if I've selected Spanish language on iPhone 7 or any prior, autocorrect will always change to El Niño (the atmospheric condition). Always.

    6 years ago

    Dinorah: There are a few ways. One is to simply tap the quoted exact word you typed in the QuickType choices above the keyboard. It should show "niño" as the first choice and Niño as the second. Instead of tapping the spacebar, tap the "niño" to show that you don't wish to have what you just typed autocorrected. You can also add niño to Settings, General, Keyboard, Text Replacement. Just as niño to niño I think should work.

    Guido Leenders
    6 years ago

    Thanks for this beautiful post, Gary! I learn such a lot from your videos!

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