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How to Turn Off Predictive Text & Auto Enhance on Android

How to Turn Off Predictive Text & Auto Enhance on Android

Predictive text can be very useful for correcting typos or knowing what you want to say next. But what about the time when it corrects the exact thing you want to say? Here’s how to turn it off on Android.

One of the (great) things about Android is that it’s very customizable. Sometimes it’s hard to know where to go to change settings, so here we explain how to turn off predictive text and automatic correction on Android, and how to set other keyboard preferences.

One of the beauty of Android is its adjustment. Google has added a stream of new features that allow you to completely change the look and feel of your device to your liking. However, as a result, some settings can be buried deep in the menu and difficult to find.

If you are increasingly frustrated with a keyboard that corrects you incorrectly, or just want to be more in control of what you type, this is how to turn off predictive text.

We use Android Nougat with the default Android keyboard for this search, although most remain unchanged for the latest version of Google software.

Turn off predictive text on Android

1. Open the Settings menu on your phone or tablet and select Language & Input.

2. Tap the virtual keyboard under Keyboard and input method.

3. Select the Android Keyboard.

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4. Select Text correction.

5. Slide the switch next to the next Word suggestion.

These steps can be different if you don’t use an Android keyboard. For Samsung Galaxy phones, for example, look under General Management, Language and Input, on-screen keyboard, Samsung keyboard, smart typing, then turn off Predictive Text.

Turn off automatic correction on Android

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1. Open the Settings menu on your phone or tablet and select Language & Input.

2. Tap the virtual keyboard under Keyboard and input method.

3. Select the Android Keyboard.

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4. Select Text correction.

5. Slide from the switch next to Automatic correction.

Text correction options

Another option in the ‘Text correction’ menu is your ‘Personal dictionary’, found under the ‘Dictionary’ settings area. You can add words to this, and this is useful if Android tends to automatically correct someone’s name or another word that you use regularly.

When you add a word, you can also enter a shortcut to type the word – it’s very valuable when you have a long or complicated word.

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But more options include power off to display correction suggestions; personalized recommendations (which show you many types of words or are learned from other Google services); and shows the contact’s name as a suggestion.

Typing Gesture / Glide

If you reserve a level from the ‘Text correction’ menu, you will find the ‘Typing glide’ menu. This basically does not change from the ‘Gesture typing’ inolder. In that case, you can deactivate the ability to type words by swiping the keyboard, turning off traces of movement and turning off automatically adding spaces between words when you swipe the space bar.
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Advanced Settings

In the ‘Advanced’ menu, you can set a delay for long key presses – such as when you hold ‘T’ to get number 5 – and the duration of vibration for key presses. Here you can also prevent usage statistics from being sent to Google.

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