Restoring Free and Purchased Dictionaries

Restoring Dictionaries

iCED 3.1 and later

Since version 3.0, iCED is published with just one dictionary, the Unihan (UNI) dictionary, which aids in character lookup by radical index. This allows the app size to be small so that future updates will be fast, as well as allowing the updates to be done over 3G while you’re on the go.

If you’ve purchased ABC dictionaries, the Restore process will initiate the download of these dictionaries. In order to restore the other dictionaries, follow the procedure below after you’ve completed the initial Setup Assistant:

  • From within iCED, select the Settings tab then select Add-ons.
  • This will bring you to the Add-ons section. In the Registration section, make sure you’re logged in. You should see your username and e-mail address. If not, tap on where it says “Not logged in.” and follow the instructions.
  • In the Add-ons section at the bottom, tap on “Available Add-ons“. This will bring you to the on-online catalogue.
  • There are three tabs in that screen: “For Purchase”, “Free” and “Updates”. If you are looking for the CC-CEDICT dictionary, which was bundled in the previous version, tap on “Free“.
  • Select the bundle entitled “CC-CEDICT with EN index” then tap “Free Download“. This will give you the Chinese-English dictionary as well as the English Index (English-Chinese) dictionary.
  • Hit the “back” button until you are back to the main Settings screen (until you can’t go back any more) then tap on the Downloads tab at the bottom of the screen. You can now monitor your download. When it has completed, you can switch to the Search tab and use the dictionaries. iOS 4 users: iCED will continue to download in the background. However, after the current download has been completed, other queued downloads won’t start until iCED is brought back into the foreground. iOS 4’s task completion feature only allows a limited time for current processes to complete.
::: Don’t forget to go to Settings/Manage Dictionaries to set the preferred order of your dictionaries :::