Auto-correct is a nice feature, but sometimes it is more of a roadblock than it is useful. Fortunately, there is a way to disable auto-correct on the Samsung Galaxy S8 or Note 8 smartphone if you prefer to type freely without interruption. We’ll show you some options when dealing with this feature.
Option 1 – Add Words to the Dictionary on the Fly
When “Auto replacement” is enabled on the Galaxy S8 and Note 8, words are automatically changed to the word the device thinks you want to use when you press the Space bar. If this happens and you don’t want the word to be auto-corrected again, you can tap the corrected word, then choose the word as you originally typed it.
Perform these steps with every automatically corrected word the first time and eventually you will not be troubled with it any longer.
Option 2 – Turn Auto-correct Completely Off
- From the Home screen, select “Apps” > “Settings” > “General management” (if an option) > “Language and input“.
- Select “On-screen keyboard“.
- Select the keyboard you are using. Most likely “Samsung keyboard“.
- The “Smart typing” section is the one you are interested. Turn each feature on or off as desired.
This tutorial applies to the Samsung Galaxy models SM-G955, SM-G950SM, and N950.