How many times have you typed out a text message and sent it, only to realize that it contained gibberish? Or – if you are anything like me – you realized after the missive was successfully sent that it contained an unsavory word that you definitely did not mean to type? This is where Auto-Correct and Auto-Replace can come in handy on the Samsung Galaxy S10. However, many people do not like these features. Fortunately, you can disable these features.
You may wonder what the difference is between these two settings. Auto-Replace will automatically detect typos (or words the phone’s dictionary does not recognize – even if you feel they are legit) and replaces them with what it feels it the correct word. Auto-correct will show you your typo and suggest a different word or spelling, but will not replace the word unless you tell it to.
Personally, I like to leave Auto-Correct on and turn Auto-Replace off. The choice is yours, of course, depending on your preferences. Let’s take a look at how to turn off both of these features.
- Open up “Settings.”
- Look for “General Management” and tap it.
- Now, tap “Language and Input.”
- Select the on-screen keyboard.
- Choose whatever keyboard you are currently using.
- Tap “Smart Typing.”
- Select that “Auto-Replace” feature and disable it.
Your Galaxy S10 will now still show you the “mistakes” it thinks you make but will not actually replace that word without your permission. Keep in mind that your device will continue to learn your habits the more you type, including the curse words and slang you may be fond of.
If you wish to disable Auto-Correct altogether and take your chances, here is how to get it done.
- Open up that beloved “Settings” app.
- Select “General Management.”
- Now, choose “Language and Input.”
- Tap “On-Screen Keyboard” and select your current keyboard.
- Choose “Smart Typing.”
- Tap to turn off “Predictive Text.”
Now that you know how to toggle these settings off and on, what are your preferences – and why? I always love to learn about how people handle various settings on their devices and their reasons for doing so. I may end up changing my mind about something on my own phone based on someone else’s solid reasoning.
Last question… what is the worst faux-pas you have ever made when sending a message to someone? It cannot possibly be as bad as mine!