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Samsung Galaxy S9: How To Turn ON And OFF Autocorrect

Posted by Desmond Andrada on May 7, 2018
Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus

The new Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus is all the rage right now, especially since it just recently came out and is looking to be the tech giant’s most competitive device to date. Those who have bought the device will surely have heard of the grammatically helpful autocorrect feature which helps people when typing text into their smartphones.

Autocorrect is quite a useful feature especially for people who have trouble typing text on their smartphones as it helps eliminate typo errors which one commonly makes when using a smartphone. The Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus are no exception to this despite their upgraded screen size. Apart from that, the autocorrect feature also helps people who are trying to save time and want to type as fast as possible with their smartphones while making as little mistakes as possible.

There are, however, people who may have issues with the autocorrect feature, it is after all, just technology, and none is perfect but always has room for improvements. Autocorrect may also sometimes automatically change words which are not incorrect, practically ruining the structure or meaning of the sentence or idea which you are trying to convey. This can cause a lot of frustration as the feature is a double-edged blade that can cause gives both help and frustration.

Luckily, you can choose what to do with the feature, as it sometimes gets activated on or off by default depending on the specific factory batch of Samsung Galaxy S9 or Galaxy S9 Plus. You can either enable or disable it depending on your needs or preferences. This can be done in a few steps that can be learned below.

Turning autocorrect ON or OFF for the Samsung Galaxy S9 or Galaxy S9 Plus:

  1. Make sure the device is turned on
  2. Go to the home screen of the device
  3. Open an app which will allow you to type text or open the keyboard, usually FB Messenger, Google Chrome, or the SMS Messaging app
  4. With the keyboard open, look for the “Dictation Key” left of the space bar
  5. Once it is open, look for the Settings gear icon and tap on it
  6. There should be a new window where you must locate Smart Typing
  7. Under the Smart Typing section, there should be an option named Predictive Text, this is the autocorrect feature
  8. Select Predictive text and there should be an option to turn it on or off
  9. There are also other options with predictive text. You can tweak punctuation marks and auto-capitalization to name a few
  10. Go back to the home screen to see if this worked. If not, repeat these steps again

If you require tweaking the autocorrect feature, you simply need to follow the steps again. You can always go back to the said settings and change the typing options to how you see fit. This is also a good way to familiarize yourself with the plethora of typing options available.

Users should take note of some differences however. The procedures for enabling or disabling the autocorrect feature might vary. It depends on the installed or pre-installed keyboard. Different variations may have different layouts and customizations to their user-interfaces. This guide applies best for the default factory keyboard of the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus.

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