I would like to have a look into my personal user dictionary built on typed words on my iPhone. From eHow's article How to Edit Auto-Correct on the iPhone I found the following location where it should be located:


But my iPhone is not jailbroken so I think I don't have a chance to open this file, right? (And if I jailbreak my phone the dictionary will be deleted…)

I also have the backup of my phone on my Computer. Is it possible to find the dictionary there? What are other ways to have a look into your personal autocorrect dictionary?


You can view the files in iTunes backups of your iPhone using iBackupBot. Open the software, choose your Backup, then sorted by Path find Library/Keyboard/dynamic-text.dat.

It's not possible to view the user dictionary directly from the device without jailbreaking. Jailbreaking does not delete the dictionary.

  • Thanks for your prompt answer. I just downloaded iBackupBot. How can I sort the Backup by path? I also can't find the "Library" folder. Screenshot of the software is uploaded in imgur.com: https://imgur.com/a/vH8ln
    – iMax
    Oct 30 '17 at 11:38
  • @iMax Ah it seems to have changed a little since last I used it. What's in the ‘HomeDomain’ folder? I don't have a backup to test myself at the moment.
    – grg
    Oct 30 '17 at 11:58
  • Thanks. I found a Keyboard folder in "KeyboardDomain" > "Library" > "Keyboard". Inside is a file called "langlikelihood.dat". Inside the Keyboard folder there is also another folder called "CoreDataUbiquitySupport". I posted an image with the found databases again on imgur.com: https://imgur.com/a/psBGp So: I found something… but I am not sure what I see :)
    – iMax
    Oct 30 '17 at 12:22

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