If you have a Samsung Galaxy Note 8 or Note 9 and this is the first time that you read about this question over the web, you must be curious… How is it possible for the Autocorrect feature to correct words in the… wrong way? But the truth is that this situation is quite common. Here’s why and, most importantly, what you can do about it.
First of all, the Autocorrect feature of Samsung Note 9 and Note 8 was designed with the accurate purpose of identifying and correcting spelling errors and typos on the go. This means that, as you type your words and the Autocorrect detects a potential mistake, it will automatically act towards fixing it. This is how you end up with words that you didn’t type and that maybe you didn’t even want to type.
The idea that some of these corrections may be wrong is right because, after all, the Autocorrect works as software. But our language is more complex and ever changing, which is why there will always be words that it cannot know and that would lead to potentially wrong correction decisions.
As you might have heard, most of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and Note 9 users who are having this problem decide to turn off the Autocorrect. But this is just one way to go about it since you can also take some time and disable it only for certain words that it may not recognize. Read on to see what we are talking about.
To turn the Autocorrect of Samsung Note 9 and Note 8 On/Off:
- Unlock the screen and launch any app with a keyboard on it;
- Tap the Dictation Key from the keyboard – it’s probably left to the Space Bar;
- Tap the Settings icon;
- Select the Smart Typing section;
- Select the Predictive Text feature and turn it On/Off, as needed;
- While you’re there, look around for similar options related to typing, like the punctuation marks, the auto-capitalization and everything else.
That’s how you handle the Autocorrect on Samsung Note 9 and Note 8, provided you’re working with your Samsung keyboard. If you’ve moved on to a new, third-party option, the steps may be slightly different, yet easy to guess.