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I sometimes see words underlined in red and would like to remove the underline - see screenshot below. The only way I know to do this is to get iOS to "learn" the word - I'm guessing it needs to be added to the dictionary. However, I'm not sure how to accomplish this. I tapped the word but I don't see anything in the resulting menu that deals with adding the word to the dictionary. Of course, I could be going about this all wrong.

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Can anyone teach me how to remove the red underline for words that are not familiar to iOS?
 

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I've found that if I keep spelling one of those red underlined words the same way, it will eventually accept my spelling and stop telling me it's incorrectly spelled.

BTW, I don't see the red line when I type Trisquit.
 
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I've found that if I keep spelling one of those red underlined words the same way, it will eventually accept my spelling and stop telling me it's incorrectly spelled.

BTW, I don't see the red line when I type Trisquit.
So, the system learns as you use it. Nice to know. But, I think Apple should add a "Learn" button to the menu that results when tapping a word that is spelled incorrectly.. I feel this would help the system learn faster.

Edit: I don't remember seeing this when typing that word in my iPhone 5s either, but it's happening now in my iPhone 6.
 
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My web developer mind keeps thinking Cascading Style Sheet, and I wonder if iOS uses CSS for this. I'd love to get in there and do

underline: {none;}
 

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I sometimes see words underlined in red and would like to remove the underline - see screenshot below. The only way I know to do this is to get iOS to "learn" the word - I'm guessing it needs to be added to the dictionary. However, I'm not sure how to accomplish this. I tapped the word but I don't see anything in the resulting menu that deals with adding the word to the dictionary. Of course, I could be going about this all wrong.

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Can anyone teach me how to remove the red underline for words that are not familiar to iOS?
Triscuit. Sometimes your phone really does know better.
 

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Maybe your phone finally learned it "your" way. I had to check the box in my pantry to be sure.but it looks like spelling it the way I suggested made your phone decide to accept the way you spell it. There is a clue there I am sure.
 

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By the way, when I see words underlined I red I tap the word and a replacement for the word is recommended. Maybe that is part of how the phone learns.
 
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Maybe your phone finally learned it "your" way. I had to check the box in my pantry to be sure.but it looks like spelling it the way I suggested made your phone decide to accept the way you spell it. There is a clue there I am sure.
Ok, now I'm even more confused:

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I went ahead and tapped the suggested spelling, hit the return key and was left with this:

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Clearly I'm doing something wrong here
 
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By the way, when I see words underlined I red I tap the word and a replacement for the word is recommended. Maybe that is part of how the phone learns.
Perhaps the system is confused because of my inability to spell words correctly? lol.
 

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Perhaps the system is confused because of my inability to spell words correctly? lol.
I think, and it's just a guess, that what you originally wanted, happened; you "taught" the phone to spell it trisquit.
 
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What I'm going to do is look my OCD square in the face and say "live with it". Life's too short to worry about some red underlining :)
 

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There is something in the keyboard settings that will allow you to save new words. Hope this helps.


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There is something in the keyboard settings that will allow you to save new words. Hope this helps.


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Could you point me to the exact location in Settings please? I cannot seem to find it.
 

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