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How To Remove Predictive Text On Galaxy S8 And Galaxy S8 Plus

How To Remove Predictive Text On Galaxy S8 And Galaxy S8 Plus

Most Android devices come with loads of features but their best attribute, by far, is the flexibility that they provide. If you don’t like the Predictive Text feature, for instance, you can turn it off any time you want. Have you changed your mind and you want it back? Go ahead and reactivate it instantly!

More on how to remove the Predictive Text feature from your Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8 Plus, as well as how to tweak some keyboard preferences, coming up next.


How to deactivate Predictive Text on Android with 3 easy steps

  1. Swipe from the top of the screen to access the Quick Settings panel and tap the cog icon to launch the Settings;
  2. Scroll until you find Language and Input, tap on it to access the Keyboard and Input section, and select the Virtual Keyboard;
  3. Select your keyboard’s name – Google Keyboard – and tap on the Predictive Text from the list with available settings, then toggle off the Show Suggestions feature.


That’s how simple it is to remove the Predictive text functionality. If you want to make it even easier, consider pinning the Settings app from the Apps tray right to your Home screen. The next time when you will want to enter the Quick Settings panel it should be even more accessible.


How to deal with the Text Correction option

If you noticed that your Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8 Plus tends to make the wrong auto-correction suggestions, especially when it comes to particular words such as names or other words that you use on a regular base, you do have a word to say. To be more specific, you can create custom shortcuts for those special words and insert them into the Personal dictionary, instructing the Text Correction to leave those words unchanged.


Moreover, underneath the More Options, you can activate some dedicated toggle for:

  • Showing correction suggestions;
  • Making personalized suggestions – the feature will learn your most commonly used words by also looking into what you type on other Google services;
  • Showing the contact names as suggestions.


Don’t forget the Gesture typing

One menu level before the previously discussed Text Correction menu, you will find the so-called Gesture typing menu. Feel free to use it if you want to deactivate the option that will type words as you swipe across the keyboard, the automatic insertion of spaces in between words at the spacebar swipe, or even the gesture trail itself.


And take a peek at the Advanced settings

Under the menu with the same name, you can program the long key press function. Say you want to automatically type the word “office” when you long press the “o” key – you can tweak it from here, where you’re not only selecting this association between certain keys and words, numbers or even symbols, but also the vibration duration.

While you’re here, remember that you can also block your Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8 Plus from automatically sending its stats to Google.


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David Williams

Mar 30, 2017

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