Samsung is famous for all the hard work it puts into making its users’ lives easier. That’s one of the reasons why the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ Plus devices came with some welcomed new features. In an attempt of making text typing simpler, easier, and faster, the manufacturer introduced a function called Predictive text. This one, paired with the correction option, will let you text like never before.
But the problem with this new input technology is that not everybody appreciates it. And even among those who do, some don’t need it to be activated all the time. That’s why, in this article, we are going to show you how to turn ON and OFF the Predictive text on Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ Plus smartphones.
The steps are simple and intuitive; you just need to identify the Predictive text menu on your Samsung Keyboard’s settings:
- Turn on the device;
- Access the general Settings menu;
- Go to Language & Input;
- Tap on the Samsung Keyboard;
- Browse until you find the Predictive Text;
- Select OFF if you want to deactivate it and ON if it’s been activated and you want to deactivate it.
Going into Predictive text advanced settings
By definition, the Predictive text is an input technology designed to identify a suitable word for the context where you’re typing. It bases its predictions and suggestions on the context of the message (meaning what you already typed in) and the first letters of the word you are typing at the moment of the prediction.
However, the function has some advanced settings that you can use to personalize some numbers or letters of your Samsung Keyboard. Symbols that are more difficult to access on the keyboard can be associated with a regular letter or number and later used through a long press keystroke.
Both Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ Plus offer you such advanced settings of creating time delays with a long-press keystroke. In a nutshell, you decide that when you press a particular key for a little longer, instead of the symbol it has on it, it will type in your chosen symbol. But anytime you press that particular key as you normally do, with a short stroke, it will type in the character displayed on that key.
Going into text correction options
Like suggested by the title of this article, aside from using the Predictive text option just the way it was designed by the manufacturer, you can also personalize a bit the text correction options.
One of the reasons people want to disable Predictive text at times is the fact that it can make some inappropriate suggestions. So instead of correcting those ones, they prefer to disable the feature. The good news is that correction can spare you from this inconvenience and work in parallel with the Predictive text.
This is actually a special menu that you can personalize and where you can create your own dictionary. Your device will know, based on the words you type in this personal dictionary, what words (that you normally use when texting) not to change with the Predictive function.
If you didn’t know all of the above, you will certainly appreciate these functions more from now on.