Galaxy S8 And Galaxy S8 Plus: How To Turn OFF Predictive Text

Just because everyone talks about this special function of Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ Plus, the Predictive Text, doesn’t mean it’s positive talking. You’ll see that many of them are actually complaining about how it works. Turns out that, more often than one would desire or expect, the Predictive Text starts making the wrong kind of predictions.

Sure, in theory, this input technology has a great purpose. And it was designed to suggest what words you’re about to type, from the first letters that you type. In case we need to say it, the purpose is to help you not having to type the entire word. Once it makes the right prediction, it can either automatically insert it or let you select it from a series of suggested words. Either way, it should help you type faster and easier.


Then again, when the suggestions are wrong or implemented automatically, it doesn’t help you to type faster. On the contrary, it slows you down and stresses you out, as you’ll have to check and double check your texts before hitting the send button. You clearly don’t want others to think that you don’t know how to write, so, making sure that this feature hasn’t made your message look weird is important to you.

That’s why we thought you’d appreciate not having to deal with it at all. Coming up next, we’ll teach you just that:


To Turn Off Predictive Text On Galaxy S8 And Galaxy S8 Plus…

  1. Access the Notification Shade;
  2. Select the Settings gear-shaped symbol;
  3. Open the Language & Input menu;
  4. Tap on the Samsung Keyboard entry on that list;
  5. Go through its features until you find the Predictive Text;
  6. Tap on the Predictive Text and its status will change from On to Off.

Rest assured, from now on, the Samsung Galaxy S8 or S8+ Plus will no longer change words in your name. The text corrections will stop and you can turn it back on, only if you want, by repeating these steps and turning On the Predictive Text from the settings of your keyboard.

Leave a Reply