It only makes sense for a smartphone to come with smart options in pretty much all the actions that it facilitates. Your Galaxy Note 8 or Note 9, for instance, has a series of special smart typing features, one of the most controversial of them all being the Autocorrect. At its core, the Autocorrect must detect typos and all kinds of spelling errors, and, on top of all that, it has to automatically correct whatever you’re typing.
The thought that you might want to write something and your Samsung Galaxy Note 8 or Note 9 would decide that you wanted to write something else shouldn’t be troublesome, as long as the device’s suggestions really are justified. But the number one reason why most Note 8 and Note 9 users want to deactivate the Autocorrect is that they are not happy with some of its suggestions. And instead of having to double check whatever they write every single time, just to make sure that the Autocorrect didn’t change their words into something that doesn’t fit, they prefer not to bother with it at all…
To control the Autocorrect on Samsung Galaxy Note 9 and Note 8:
- Turn on the device;
- Launch any app or access any screen where you can use the stock keyboard;
- Select the Dictation Key, next to the Space Bar;
- Select the gear icon to go to the Keyboard Settings;
- Tap on Smart Typing;
- Tap on Predictive Text to disable it;
- Check if you also want to enable/disable the punctuation marks and the auto-capitalization, features listed within the same section.
If you’ve been through all that some time ago and now you’d like to switch back to it, suffices to go through these steps once again. When you tap on one of these options that are disabled for the time being, it will switch its status to the opposite option, becoming active once again.
This strategy applies to any typing feature of your Samsung stock keyboard app. If you’ve been using a different keyboard app with Samsung Galaxy Note 9 and Note 8, chances are that its layout will be a tad different, and so will be the instructions.