Nobody likes to send texts with typos but if it’s anything we dislike more on a Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ Plus, it would be having to correct misleading autocorrections. Contrary to the name of this generally useful feature, not all the autocorrect suggestions are correct, and it’s not necessarily the fault of the app.
If you’re among those users who consider the Autocorrect to be more annoying than useful, you’re going to learn from this article how to disable it and how to turn it off. You probably know that you also have the option to create a list of words that you don’t want the app to ever correct when you’re typing them. Until there, let’s focus on how you shut this thing off.
The following instructions target both Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ Plus:
- Turn on the device;
- Go to a screen from where you can access the keyboard;
- Tap and hold the Dictation Key from the left of the Space Bar;
- Tap on the Settings icon;
- Look for the Predictive Text under Smart Typing and tap on it to disable the function;
- Or look for the specific settings listed in there, such as the Auto-Capitalization or the Punctuation Marks and decide which ones you want to disable.
From now on, the Autocorrect function shouldn’t bother you anymore. But just in case you’ll end up missing it, go back to the Predictive Text function from the Smart Typing menu. Tap on it once again to reenable the Autocorrect on Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ Plus.
P.S. If you’ve been using a third-party keyboard from Google Play, the steps could be a little bit different. These instructions are for the Samsung keyboard Autocorrect, yet the general idea is the same. So, you should be able to tweak the feature on other keyboards just as easy.