The option for Predictive text has never existed in the settings of my iPhone, as shown in many different forums. When I navigate Settings->General->Keyboards to see all the options, after Enable Caps Lock there goes Smart Punctuation.

I tried typing text and pushing longer on the "globe" icon but all I get are my installed keyboards of different languages and options to make it a one-hand keyboard.

How can I enable Predictive text?

I have an iPhone 6, with iOS 11.1.

  • Which language keyboards do you have active? Commented Nov 6, 2017 at 13:18
  • "Swedish", "Emoji" and "Lithuanian". I tried searching through "Add New Keyboard" but found only either other languages or Bitmoji.
    – skooog
    Commented Nov 6, 2017 at 13:58
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    Predictive text is not provided for any of those. Check the tech specs for a list. Commented Nov 6, 2017 at 14:04
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    If you add English to your keyboard list, do you then have a predictive text option for that keyboard? Commented Nov 6, 2017 at 15:15

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Add English to your keyboard list.

  • After adding English, a tab called "English" appeared, where I can turn on/off predictive text. So as I understand, I cannot get predictive text for Swedish because the dictionary of it doesn't exist on iOS.
    – skooog
    Commented Nov 9, 2017 at 8:39
  • @skooog There is a Swedish spellcheck dictionary and reference dictionary on iOS. But predictive text is only available for the languages listed in the tech specs, and Swedish is not yet among them. Commented Nov 9, 2017 at 12:57

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