Everybody calls it the Autocorrect because of what it does. Any time you type something on your Samsung Galaxy Note 8 or Note 9, it looks at what you wrote, checks the spelling, and automatically makes corrections that will fix your typos or other spelling issues. It’s great when it makes the right corrections, not so great when it makes the wrong corrections.
The problem is in its automatic attribute. The Spell Check, for instance, only underlines the potential mistakes and offers you suggestions on how to correct it, if you want. The Autocorrect on Note 9 and Note 8, however, acts on its own and modifies your texts before you know it. Sometimes it’s a plain misunderstanding, while other times the feature just doesn’t recognize a word you used and associates it with something else, completely different and possibly inappropriate.
If that’s the case, we can totally understand why you want to turn off the Autocorrect on Samsung Note 9 and Note 8.
The Autocorrect on Note 9 and Note 8 can be accessed by:
- Turning on any app that uses the keyboard;
- Tapping the dictation key next to the Space Bar;
- Going to the Settings menu;
- Selecting the Smart Typing option;
- Disabling the Predictive Text option listed in there.
Just to sum up, everybody calls this feature of Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and Note 9 Autocorrect. But the option is actually labeled as Note 8 and Note 9 Predictive Text within the settings of the stock keyboard app. Finding it is not difficult at all and whether you want to turn it on or off, you just have to tap on it.
Since we’ve mentioned the “stock app”, you should be a bit concerned if you’ve given up on that keyboard and installed some third-party software from the Play Store. Depending on how your new keyboard looks, finding the Smart Typing feature may be more or less complicated.
But once you get to that menu, don’t just settle for the Autocorrect! Samsung Note 9 and Note 8 also has settings for the punctuation marks and the auto-capitalization!