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?

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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
    Commented Oct 30, 2017 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
    Commented Oct 30, 2017 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
    Commented Oct 30, 2017 at 12:22

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