How can I personalise and turn predictive text on and off on my Samsung Galaxy device?

How can I personalise and turn predictive text on and off on my Samsung Galaxy device?

Turn predictive text on or off

Predictive text is the function that suggests words to you as you type. The below steps will show you how to turn Predictive text on and off, and how to personalise it. 

1 Tap Apps
Tap Apps
2 Tap Settings
Tap Settings
3 This step will differ slightly depending on your model and operating system.

On newer devices and operating systems, tap General Management, then Language and input
On older devices and operating systems, you will find Language and input directly in the System section of Settings)

Select General Management from the menu
Select Language and input from the menu
4 If you have a later model device such as a Samsung Galaxy S8, tap On-screen keyboard, then Samsung keyboard

Otherwise, tap Samsung keyboard 
In some devices you will need to tap the Settings cog next to Samsung keyboard

Select Samsung keyboard from the menu
Samsung keyboard settings is selected
5 Tap Predictive text (note that if you are using a tablet, you may need to select Smart Typing from the menu at the side first)
Select Predictive text
6 Tap the switch at the top of the screen on and off to turn predictive text on and off.
Toggle on Predictive text

Personalising predictive text

Follow the steps above get into the Samsung keyboard settings.

Note that on some devices, you will find the below settings under Samsung Keyboard and in others you will find them under Language and input
Auto replace. Auto replace will complete or replace the word you are typing with the most probable word when you tap the space bar or a punctuation mark. Tap this to turn it on or off.
Auto spacing. This will automatically insert spaces between words. Tap to turn on or off.
Auto punctuate. This will automatically insert a full stop by tapping the space bar twice.
Sound and vibration.
This can be found in Samsung keyboard settings by scrolling down to the key-tap feedback section. Tap Sound or Vibration to play a sound or vibrate the device when you type.

Selecting the Auto spacing setting will automatically insert spaces between words. Tap to turn on or off.

Personalising Predictive text
Follow steps 1-5 above to get into the settings for predictive text.
Personalised data
This option allows your device to learn from the language you enter to improve predictions.
For example, if you type in 'sa', predictive text will predict a common word like Saturday or sale, but if you regularly type texts or messages to 'Sally' and have personalised data enabled, this will bring up 'Sally' first instead.
You can turn personalised data on and off by ticking or unticking Personalised data. 

Selecting the Personlised data setting will allow your device to learn from the language you enter to improve predictions

You can also choose where your device learns this information by selecting where you want it to learn. (Facebook, Gmail, Twitter, Messages, or Contacts). Note that if you wish your device to learn from an outside app like Facebook, the app will request permission for Samsung to access your data.
You can clear everything your device has learned from your typing by tapping Clear personalised data (you can find this by scrolling down in this screen).

Clear personalised data collected to learn from your learning style

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