The most controversial feature in the new Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus is predictive text. If you still don’t understand what this is, then it is very clear that may not have used it and you are unaware of its features. In this article, we focus on educating you how you can turn on the predictive text on Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus. More importantly, you will also get to learn how to turn it off so as to avoid some of the issues most people are complaining about.
The wrong predictions made by the autocorrect feature make it so annoying. However, instead of turning it off completely, you can teach it to learn your favorite words. Actually, the moment you correct some of the wrong predictions, you are literally training it. If you continue this, then you will soon have all the words that you use stored in the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus predictive text memory.
Inserting Words Into Galaxy S9 Dictionary
You might be wondering why your phone makes predictive text while you are typing. The basic reason is that of the auto replacement function which by default is usually activated. This feature automatically detects words automatically when it thinks the words are wrong or inappropriate.
Once this is done, it then automatically replaces the word with a similar one. As soon as you type the space bar, the function replaces the words that it finds to be wrong. If you want to overwrite the word, then you should tap on the word and a menu with some suggestions pops up. You select your preferred word from the menu and the text will change and the feature will then learn the correct word. Once you are done, the feature will remember the word and in future, it will automatically use the preferred word so you will not have to correct it anymore.
Therefore, as you continue using the same word in your future communication, you will not come across the same issue again.
Switching Off Predictive Text On Samsung Galaxy S9 And Galaxy S9 Plus
After trying the above method, you might still not find the predictive text as appropriate. Therefore, you might choose to stop it completely on your Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus. Here is the procedure that you should follow to turn off predictive text on Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus:
- Open the general settings option on Galaxy S9 or Galaxy S9 Plus
- Tap on language and input
- Pick the Samsung Keyboard
- Tap on Smart Typing
- While on this view, select and turn off those features that you don’t want.
- Predictive Text: This is the feature that provides words suggestions when you are typing
- Auto Replace: the feature that replaces errors or incorrect words by itself.
- Auto Spelling Checker marks any spelling errors by underlining them in red.
- Auto-Spacing: Provides correct spaces between the typed word
- Auto Punctuation: Adds the punctuation marks automatically where needed
There is a high possibility that you are discovering the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus predictive text features for the first time. It is good that you give a good thought about any of the features you might want to disable here before taking the action.