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

Predictive texting is a feature that makes it quicker and easier to send messages by suggesting and changing words as you type. The more you use predictive text, the better it will become at suggesting your most used words and phrases.

 

Through the predictive text settings it is possible to turn the function on or off, remove suggested words and to personalise it for your needs.

Please note: some options for predictive text will not be available for older devices and operating systems

Where do I find the predictive text settings?Click to Expand
1 Open the Settings app
How can I personalise and turn predictive text on and off on my Samsung Galaxy device?
2 Tap General management
How can I personalise and turn predictive text on and off on my Samsung Galaxy device?
3 Tap Language and input
How can I personalise and turn predictive text on and off on my Samsung Galaxy device?
4 Tap On-screen keyboard
How can I personalise and turn predictive text on and off on my Samsung Galaxy device?
5 Tap Samsung Keyboard
How can I personalise and turn predictive text on and off on my Samsung Galaxy device?
6 Tap Smart typing
How can I personalise and turn predictive text on and off on my Samsung Galaxy device?
7 Tap the Predictive text switch to turn predictive text on or off
How can I personalise and turn predictive text on and off on my Samsung Galaxy device?

Please note: these are the steps for the latest Samsung operating system. If your device settings look different, try following a different path

 

  • Settings > Language and input > Samsung Keyboard > Predictive text
  • Settings > General management > Language and input > On-screen keyboard > Predictive text
How do I quickly access the predictive text settings?Click to Expand

You can quickly access the predictive text settings anytime the Samsung keyboard is open. To start, open any app that lets you use the Samsung keyboard. 

1 Tap the emoji keyboard toggle

Please note: your Samsung keyboard may already be on the emoji keyboard. Only follow this step if there are predictive text suggestions at the top of your keyboard

How can I personalise and turn predictive text on and off on my Samsung Galaxy device?
2 Tap the settings cog
How can I personalise and turn predictive text on and off on my Samsung Galaxy device?
3 Tap Smart typing
How can I personalise and turn predictive text on and off on my Samsung Galaxy device?

Personalising predictive text

Clearing all personalised dataClick to Expand

As you use predictive texting, it will learn your most used words and phrases and prioritise them in the predictive text bar. You can clear everything that predictive texting has learned through the Smart typing settings.

1 Open the Settings app
How can I personalise and turn predictive text on and off on my Samsung Galaxy device?
2 Tap General management
How can I personalise and turn predictive text on and off on my Samsung Galaxy device?
3 Tap Language and input
How can I personalise and turn predictive text on and off on my Samsung Galaxy device?
4 Tap On-screen keyboard
How can I personalise and turn predictive text on and off on my Samsung Galaxy device?
5 Tap Samsung Keyboard
How can I personalise and turn predictive text on and off on my Samsung Galaxy device?
6 Tap Reset to default settings
How can I personalise and turn predictive text on and off on my Samsung Galaxy device?
7 Tap Erase personalised predictions
How can I personalise and turn predictive text on and off on my Samsung Galaxy device?
8 Tap Erase
How can I personalise and turn predictive text on and off on my Samsung Galaxy device?

Please note: these are the steps for the latest Samsung operating system. If your device settings look different, try following a different path.

 

  • Settings > General management > Language and input > On-Screen Keyboard > Samsung Keyboard > Reset to default settings > Clear personalised data
  • Settings > General management > Language and input > On-Screen keyboard > Samsung Keyboard > Predictive text > Clear personalised data
Removing individual words from predictive text suggestionsClick to Expand

If you'd like to remove a single word from the predictive text suggestions you can do so directly from the Samsung Keyboard.

1 Open the Samsung keyboard
2 When a word appears in the predictive text bar that you want to remove, hold a finger on it
How can I personalise and turn predictive text on and off on my Samsung Galaxy device?
3 Tap OK to remove the word from your learned words
How can I personalise and turn predictive text on and off on my Samsung Galaxy device?
Auto replaceClick to Expand

Auto replace will complete or replace the word you are typing with the word it thinks is the most likely for the sentence. As you type, words will be highlighted blue in the middle space of the predictive text bar. To insert the highlighted word, tap the space bar, enter key or use a punctuation mark.

 

This feature can be turned off and on in the Smart typing settings.

How can I personalise and turn predictive text on and off on my Samsung Galaxy device?
Text shortcutsClick to Expand

Text shortcuts allow you to quickly and easily type your commonly used words and phrases. Once added, your text shortcuts are displayed in the predictive text bar.

1 Open the Settings app
How can I personalise and turn predictive text on and off on my Samsung Galaxy device?
2 Tap General management
How can I personalise and turn predictive text on and off on my Samsung Galaxy device?
3 Tap Language and input
How can I personalise and turn predictive text on and off on my Samsung Galaxy device?
4 Tap On-screen keyboard
How can I personalise and turn predictive text on and off on my Samsung Galaxy device?
5 Tap Samsung Keyboard
How can I personalise and turn predictive text on and off on my Samsung Galaxy device?
6 Tap Smart typing
How can I personalise and turn predictive text on and off on my Samsung Galaxy device?
7 Tap Text shortcuts
How can I personalise and turn predictive text on and off on my Samsung Galaxy device?
8 Tap Add in the top right corner
How can I personalise and turn predictive text on and off on my Samsung Galaxy device?
9 Enter the Shortcut phrase and the Expanded phrase
How can I personalise and turn predictive text on and off on my Samsung Galaxy device?
10 Tap Add
How can I personalise and turn predictive text on and off on my Samsung Galaxy device?
11 Your shortcuts will be displayed on the text shortcut screen. To remove a shortcut tap Delete
How can I personalise and turn predictive text on and off on my Samsung Galaxy device?
12 When you type your shortcut into the Samsung keyboard your Expanded phrase will appear in the predictive text bar. Tap the expanded phrase to insert it
How can I personalise and turn predictive text on and off on my Samsung Galaxy device?
Auto spell checkClick to Expand

Auto spell check underlines misspelled words in red and suggests the most likely corrections. This feature can be turned on and off in the Smart typing settings.

How can I personalise and turn predictive text on and off on my Samsung Galaxy device?
Auto capitalise Click to Expand

Auto capitalise will automatically capitalise the first letter of each sentence. This feature can be turned on and off in the Smart typing settings.

How can I personalise and turn predictive text on and off on my Samsung Galaxy device?
Auto spacingClick to Expand

Auto spacing will automatically place a space after you insert a word using predictive text. This feature can be turned on and off in the Smart typing settings.

How can I personalise and turn predictive text on and off on my Samsung Galaxy device?
Auto punctuateClick to Expand

Auto punctuate allows you to place full stops quickly by double tapping the space bar. This will also add a space after the full stop. This feature can be turned on and off in the Smart typing settings.

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

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 take 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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