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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? – Tom Gewecke Nov 6 '17 at 13:18
  • "Swedish", "Emoji" and "Lithuanian". I tried searching through "Add New Keyboard" but found only either other languages or Bitmoji. – skooog Nov 6 '17 at 13:58
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    Predictive text is not provided for any of those. Check the tech specs for a list. – Tom Gewecke Nov 6 '17 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? – Tom Gewecke Nov 6 '17 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 Nov 9 '17 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. – Tom Gewecke Nov 9 '17 at 12:57

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