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Predictive Text Disappeared On Galaxy S8 – How To Fix It

If you’re reading this article, you probably know what is it with the Predictive Text function available on Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ Plus. While many users wonder how to deactivate it because they just can’t stand getting suggestions as they type, you want to know why did the Predictive Text suddenly became inactive.

This input technology was designed to suggest words based on what you type (the first letters on the keyboard) and the message context (what you’ve already typed in before, as part of the same message).

Especially because we truly understand how much it can help you to text faster and easier, we’re going to explain to you how to reactivate the predictive text on Samsung Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+ Plus smartphone.


Activating Predictive Text On Galaxy S8 And Galaxy S8+ Plus

  1. Go to Settings;
  2. Tap on Language and Input;
  3. Go to the Samsung Keyboard section;
  4. Browse until you find Predictive Text;
  5. Select On.


Using advanced settings

Aside from simply predicting what you are about to type and allowing you to automatically insert the suggested words, Predictive Text comes with a couple of Advanced Settings. These are available on the menu with the same name, where you can access extra controls for this feature. By far the most popular control is the one that lets you set time delays based on specific long press keystrokes.

Basically, you pick a key – be it a number or a letter – and a symbol or special character that you want to associate with it. Short press keystrokes will result into typing the number or letter, long press keystrokes will result into typing the associated symbol or special character.


Using text correction

Another highly appreciated feature of Predictive Text is the auto correct. This one will let you create a personal dictionary, for all the words that you use often in your conversations and that the Predictive Text might be tempted to suggest in the wrong form. When you set up your small dictionary, you “teach” the Android system what words not to change.

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