The Autocorrect function comes with both Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ Plus. Just like with many other models, it can be activated and deactivated by the user, depending on his or her needs and preferences. But for you to be able to do all that, you’d have to know some basic tips and tricks about this feature.
First of all, the Autocorrect was created to help fix all kinds of typos and spelling errors that we make, intentionally or not, when typing texts on our phones. Despite how good it sounds, it doesn’t always correct your spelling and typos errors. On the contrary, it can also mislead you into writing some words the wrong way.
Even if you realize that the suggestion is wrong, it is still annoying to deal with it. That’s not because the feature has bugs or flaws, but rather because it’s just an app. It cannot compete with human thinking, nor it can adapt so fast to the language changes that we embrace on a daily basis.
If Samsung Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+ Plus and its Autocorrect are a headache for you, then you need to learn how to control it. In this article, we’re going to show you how to disable it for good or how to tweak its settings so you can block it only for particular words that the feature doesn’t recognize.
Read on if you want to discover all that. Just bear in mind that this guide from below is for Samsung’s built-in keyboard. For any other third-party option, turning On or Off the Autocorrect might be a bit different. It all depends on that keyboard’s layout, but as long as you know what you’re looking for, it shouldn’t be too hard to identify your options.
How to turn Off the Autocorrect on Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ Plus
- Turn on the device;
- Go to any screen where you can see and use the keyboard;
- Identify the Space Bar;
- Look for the Dictation Key close to it, somewhere near the left of the Space Bar;
- Tap on Settings;
- Look for Smart Typing;
- Identify the Predictive Text option from under the Smart Typing function;
- Tap on Predictive Text to disable it;
- Look around for all the other settings and see if you want to disable auto-capitalization or punctuation marks;
- Leave the menus when you’re ready.
To turn On the Autocorrect and all its other settings on Samsung Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+ Plus, follow the steps from above once again. Tap on Predictive Text and it will switch from Off back to On.