How to Turn Off Autocorrect on Samsung [Plus Turning Off in Android Also]

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It can be really helpful to use autocorrect to avoid making potentially embarrassing typos in emails or text messages.

However, it can operate against you as well, altering the meaning of a message to become a far more negative sentence in the process.

The following article will teach you all you need to know about turning off autocorrect on your Samsung phone, as well as other related capabilities such as predictive text.

Here’s how you go about it.

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How to Turn Off Autocorrect on Samsung

PLEASE NOTE:

This should apply to all Samsung smartphones, not only the Galaxy S.

A different type of autocorrection and predictive texting is employed by other Android devices.

What is the benefit of turning off autocorrect?

You might be wondering why you’d ever want to turn off autocorrect in the first place.

It’s not nearly as intelligent as it would want to be, to put it mildly. If you have a tendency to type more difficult words, such as legal or scientific jargon, autocorrect may take a time to catch up with you.

To ‘teach’ autocorrect can seem paradoxical, especially when you are capable of typing considerably faster yourself.

When it comes to Samsung phones, the term “Autocorrect” is referred to as “Auto Replace.”

The underlying notion is the same. It’s merely a different term for the same thing.

There’s also the issue of confidentiality.

It is possible for Samsung phones to use tailored data to learn from your messages and contacts, allowing them to figure out your writing style, as demonstrated below.

On the one hand, this can be quite beneficial, but for some people, it may appear to be an invasion of their privacy.

On the Samsung Galaxy S10, how do you turn off autocorrection?

1. Launch the Settings application.

2. Select “General management” from the drop-down menu.

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3. Select “Language and input” from the drop-down menu.

4. The current keyboard should be noted in the Default keyboard section; this will be the keyboard that you will need to select when you disable autocorrect.

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5. Select “On-screen keyboard” from the Keyboards drop-down menu.

6. Select and tap the currently selected keyboard, which you indicated in the preceding step.

7. Select “Smart typing” from the drop-down menu. You have two options at this point:

The “Predictive text” feature can be turned off by simply by swiping the button left.

This not only removes automated corrections, but also disables the strip of recommended words that appears above the keyboard while you type.

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Swap the button to the left to disable “Auto replace” and then tap it again to enable it.

When you do this, the automatic corrections are disabled, but the strip of suggested words above the keyboard remains visible so that you can select them manually if you prefer.


The autocorrect options may be labeled differently if you’re using a third-party keyboard, but you’ll still be able to discover them by selecting the current keyboard on the On-screen keyboard page.

How to Customize Other Smart Typing Preferences on a Samsung Smartphone

Other handy features on Samsung devices might make texting easier or more difficult depending on your preferences.

They’re all accessed from the same screen as Auto Replace, which is convenient.

What they all do is as follows:

It keeps track of the words you use as well as the terms that are supplied to you via your contacts.

It can be updated with popular new terms once a week, and it can also evaluate the words you use on a day-to-day basis.

Predictive Text: will no longer learn your writing style from your interactions if you turn off Learn from Messages and Learn from Contacts. If you’re concerned about your privacy, this can be quite valuable to you.

Auto capitalize: This feature capitalizes the initial letter of each new sentence for you, saving you the time of having to do it by yourself.

You can turn it off by unticking the green box to the right of the button.

Auto spacing: When it identifies a complete word, it automatically inserts a space between the words.

The same as before, this can be turned off by unticking the appropriate green box. If your Samsung phone continues to misinterpret what you’re typing, this feature may be valuable to you.

When you hit the space bar twice, the auto punctuation feature will automatically insert a period. To turn it off, untick the green box next to it on the right.

How About on Samsung Galaxy Phones?

The autocorrect feature on your Android device, if you’re anything like me, causes more problems than it fixes.

When I’m in a rush and trying to text something important to a client or my wife, autocorrect always comes in and decides how I’m intending to be understood.

Sure, there are moments when autocorrect comes in handy, but more often than not, it is completely incorrect.

Apart from that, I enjoy going back and double-checking everything.

In general, this strategy allows me to type faster and be significantly more efficient on my smartphone than I would otherwise be.

The first step will be a demonstration of how to disable autocorrect on a Verizon-branded Samsung Galaxy S4.

Because every smartphone is unique, keep in mind that the procedures you follow will alter based on your smartphone.

1. Go to the Settings menu.

2. Select the My device option.

3. Scroll down and press the “Tap” button. Language and input are important considerations.

4. To change your default keyboard, click on the gear icon.

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5. Locate and press the appropriate button (to disable) Replacement on a whim (Figure B)
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While you’re at it, you might as well turn off the predictive text feature if it’s getting in your way.

How about on Other Android Devices?

One of the most appealing aspects of Android is its flexibility to be customized.

Google has been adding new capabilities on a consistent basis, allowing you to completely customize the look and feel of your device to suit your preferences.

As a result, some settings may be buried deep within menus, and impossible to locate a result of this.

If you’re becoming upset with your keyboard incorrectly correcting you, or you simply want more control over what you type, here’s how to switch off predictive text on your computer.

For the purposes of this walkthrough, we’ll be using Android Nougat and the default Android keyboard, while the process is generally the same for more current versions of Google’s software.

Predictive text can be turned off on Android.

1. Go to the Settings menu on your phone or tablet and pick Languages & Input from the drop-down menu.

2. Select Virtual keyboard from the Keyboard and input methods drop-down menu.

3. Select Android Keyboard from the drop-down menu.

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4. Select Text correction from the drop-down menu.

5. Slide the toggle next to “Next word recommendations” to the off position.

If you are not using the Android Keyboard, the next instructions may be different.

On a Samsung Galaxy phone, for example, go to General Management, Language and Input, On-screen keyboard, Samsung Keyboard, Smart typing, and then switch off Predictive Text (or any other predictive text feature).

On the Samsung Galaxy S10, how do you turn off autocorrection?

1. Launch the Settings application.

2. Select “General management” from the drop-down menu.

3. Select “Language and input” from the drop-down menu.

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4. Note the current keyboard in the Default keyboard section; this will be the one you’ll need to use when you disable autocorrect.

In the Autocorrect section, make a note of the current keyboard.

5. Select “On-screen keyboard” from the Keyboards drop-down menu.

6. Select and tap the currently selected keyboard, which you indicated in the preceding step.

7. Select “Smart typing” from the drop-down menu. You have two options at this point:

The “Predictive text” feature can be turned off simply by swiping the button left.

This not only removes automated corrections but also disables the strip of recommended words that appears above the keyboard while you type.

Swap the button to the left to disable “Auto replace” and then tap it again to enable it.

The autocorrect options may be labeled differently if you’re using a third-party keyboard, but you’ll still be able to discover them by selecting the current keyboard on the On-screen keyboard page.

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Android Users Can Turn Off Autocorrection.

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1. Go to the Settings menu on your phone or tablet and pick Languages & Input from the drop-down menu.

2. Select Virtual keyboard from the Keyboard and input methods drop-down menu.

3. Select Android Keyboard from the drop-down menu.

4. Select Text correction from the drop-down menu.

5. Turn off the auto-correction feature by sliding the slider next to it.

Our Final Thoughts

Autocorrect is one of those smartphone functions that people despise and despise more.

As convenient as it can be, it can also be a major source of irritation.  

Although the phrase “autocorrect” may be unknown to you, it’s likely that you’ve come across it in the course of your daily life.

Autocorrect is a feature that occurs when you are typing on your phone or tablet and the keyboard automatically creates a correction without your involvement.

It can be useful in situations such as when you accidentally type “taxo” and the system corrects the word to “taco” when you haven’t even recognized that you made a typing error.

However, autocorrect can sometimes “correct” things in a way that you don’t want them to be corrected in, but the good news is that you can disable it entirely.

Frequently Ask Questions

What is the best way to turn off autocorrect on my Samsung phone?

  • Go to the Settings menu on your phone or tablet and choose Languages & Input from the drop-down menu.
  • Select Virtual keyboard from the Keyboard and input methods drop-down menu.
  • Select Android Keyboard from the drop-down menu.
  • Select Text correction from the drop-down menu.
  • Turn off the auto-correction feature by swiping the toggle next to it.

How can I enable autocorrection on my Samsung device?

Go to the Settings menu and select General management.

Select Samsung Keyboard settings from the drop-down menu.

Toggle your language selection to the On position by tapping Auto spell-check. Select which options to enable under Smart typing in the Samsung Keyboard settings once you’ve returned to the main menu.

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