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

Predictive text is the function that suggests words to you as you type. It is possible to turn it on or off, to remove suggested words and to personalise it.

 

Note that some options for predictive text will not be available for older models and operating systems.

  

Where do I find the settings for predictive text?

 

The quickest way is to bring up your Samsung keyboard and tap the settings cog. On some devices, you may need to select Smart typing before the predictive text option will show.

 

You can also find the predictive text settings menu by following one of the below paths. Note that these differ depending on the model and operating system of your device.

 

Settings> Language and input > Samsung keyboard > Predictive text

OR

Settings> General management > Language and input> On-screen keyboard > Samsung keyboard > Predictive Text

OR

Settings> General management >  Language and input > On-screen keyboard > Samsung keyboard > Smart typing    

Personalising predictive text

Turning off predictive text

Follow the steps above to get into the settings for predictive text. You will see a slider or button to turn it on or off.

Clearing all personalised data

You can clear all the personalised data for your device by following one of the below steps (these differ by device and operating system) 

Settings> General Management > Language and input> On-screen keyboard> Samsung keyboard> Reset to default settings> Clear personalised data

OR

Settings> General Management> Language and input> On-screen keyboard> Samsung keyboard > Predictive text > Clear personalised data

OR

Settings> General Management> Language and input> On-screen keyboard> Samsung keyboard> Reset to default settings> Erase personalised predictions 

Removing individual words from predictive text

If a particular word keeps coming up that you do not want to see, simply tap and hold that word when you see it on the predictive text bar. This will then ask you if you wish to remove it from learned words. Tap OK to remove the word.

Removing individual words from predictive text

If a particular word keeps coming up that you do not want to see, simply tap and hold that word when you see it on the predictive text bar. This will then ask you if you wish to remove it from learned words. Tap OK to remove the word.

Other predictive text settings

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.

If you're experiencing unusual behaviour on Samsung mobiles, tablets or wearables, you can send us an error report or ask us a question in the Samsung Members app.


This allows us to a closer look at what is happening. The data is anonymised and only held for the duration of the investigation. Find out more about sending an error report through the Samsung Members app

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