How do I remove a word from the autocorrect dictionary? (One I've accidentally clicked "+" on)

I've seen both of these questions:

How can I remove items from the custom dictionary?

How do I remove a misspelled word that I accidentally taught to my phone?

But it looks like with Windows Phone 10 (at least, on the Lumia 950) this is no longer the case.

I cannot seem to find where this is located, as it seems to have moved from the previous versions.

  • Please see my updated answer.
    – RareNCool
    Apr 16, 2016 at 12:27

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Unfortunately it seems that there isn't any "standard" way to reset the dictionary in Windows 10 Mobile. Hopefully this will be added back in soon. I don't want to try this for fear it will actually work, but you could try adding a different keyboard, removing your default one, then reinstalling it.

UPDATE: A post recently published by Microsoft states that you can reset your dictionary by going to Settings > Privacy > Speech, Inking and Typing and select "Stop getting to know me", "Turn off", "Start getting to know me", "Turn on."

EDIT: As of 10/13/2016, build 14946 (Fast Ring), Microsoft states that you can now remove custom words:

Option to remove a word from user dictionary (Mobile): We learn from your typing on the phone and build up a local user dictionary that adapts the keyboard prediction, autocorrection and shape writing experiences to your language style. Sometimes you may type a misspelled word and send it as is, sometimes you may tap on a red squiggled word and then tap the “+” sign by accident. Both save the unwanted word into your user dictionary, and it may appear when you type something similar in the future. Now you have a way to manually remove bad entries: tap on the word you don’t like in the text box, and you will see a candidate that is the word with a “-“ sign before it. Tapping on that candidate will remove the word completely from your user dictionary and no longer suggest it.

You may have to do the process twice, once capitalized and once lowercase.

  • RareNCool, this worked for me! Thank you!
    – user21233
    May 27, 2016 at 19:09
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    I forgot what the word was, so I'll try this if it happens again. Thanks for keeping this answer updated! Nov 26, 2016 at 2:07

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