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Autocorrect might seem like a lifesaver when typing at times, correcting your typos in texts or emails. It can be handy on your Samsung phone, allowing you to type much faster.
Autocorrect can also work against you, predicting and suggesting the wrong choice of words – especially when typing more complex scientific or legal terms. If the autocorrect feature on your phone has become more of a liability than an asset, it might be a good idea to turn it off. Here’s how to disable it on a Samsung device.
How to turn off autocorrect on Samsung
We will be using the Galaxy S10 model for our instruction, but this should apply to all Samsung smartphones. Also, note that Autocorrect is referred to as Auto replace on Samsung phones.
1. Tap Apps on the home screen.
2. Tap Settings.
3. Tap General management.
4. Tap Language and input.
5. Note the current keyboard in the “Default Keyboard” section – it’s the one you’ll need to select when you turn off autocorrect.
6. In “Keyboards” section, tap On-screen keyboard.
7. Tap the currently selected keyboard you noted in step 5.
8. Tap Smart typing. You will be presented with two choices (“Predictive text” and “Auto replace”), among many other handy options such as “Auto capitalize,” “Auto spacing,” and “Auto punctuate.” The two we need here are Predictive text, which tracks your most used words, and Auto replace, which corrects your typos.
9. Toggle off the Predictive text to the left to turn it off. This will disable automatic corrections and suggestions.
10. Tap Auto replace and toggle it to the left to turn it off. This will disable automatic corrections but leaves suggested words above your keyboard screen, so you can manually choose them if needed.
The default autocorrect may be named differently if you have a third-party keyboard app installed, such as Grammarly, but it’s still easy to find by tapping the current keyboard in the On-screen keyboard page.
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King Osaghae is a technology researcher and writer who’s been writing about tech-related topics and trends since 2018. He covers everything tech from computers to cameras to online business software. He is the managing editor at TechZerg, meaning that he oversees all the articles TechZerg produces.