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Disabling Predictive Text In Samsung Galaxy S8 And S8+ Plus

If you already have a Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+ Plus, you’ve seen for yourself all those great new features. One of them is the Predictive Text, a function that automatically suggests words as you type, based on the context you’re typing.

In theory, the Predictive Text on Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ Plus was meant to help you write faster and move faster on your smartphone. In practice, however, it doesn’t always work that way. Remember the Autocorrect function? That one was trying to help you too and just as we were pointing out back then, the Predictive Text cannot match human thinking. Inevitably, it will make you wrong suggestions at some point, becoming more of an annoying tool than a useful one.

Are you one of those users who is trying to turn off Predictive Text on Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ Plus? You’ve come to the right place. In this article, we’re going to show you how to disable this function. As a bonus, you’ll also get some notes on how to personalize this function. If you’ll ever decide to get back to it, there are some tweaks that you might appreciate.


How to disable Predictive Text on Galaxy S8/S8+ Plus

  1. Go to the general settings of your smartphone;
  2. Identify the Language and Input section;
  3. Under it, tap on the Samsung keyboard;
  4. Find the Predictive Text section and tap on it.


With this last step, the function will automatically disable. Naturally, you can come back anytime and activate it with another simple tap.


How to personalize Predictive Text on Galaxy S8/S8+ Plus

This function isn’t just a simple built-in tool you can take it or leave it. If you have the curiosity to explore it and see if there’s anything you can turn into your advantage, you might like what you see.


In terms of personalization, there are a couple of options you can activate, from the Advanced menu, as long as you’re aware of this possibility:

  • Set a couple of time delays through a long press key stroke;
  • Create settings that will let you insert special characters by long pressing particular letters or numbers for a specific time frame.


To translate, if there are special characters that you often use with your messages, you can tweak this function to automatically insert them. You pick a particular character from your keyboard and the special character you want to associate with it. Next time when you will long press that character, it should insert the special character.

That’s all for now. Let us know in the comments below if you love or hate this function!



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