Turn Off Auto Correct on Android
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You are watching VisiHow, today we are going to teach you how to turn off auto-correct on your Samsung Galaxy S5. You can also turn it on if you'd like to.
To start off, give a quick press to the power button on the right-hand side of your phone.
This is going to open your lock screen where you will need to enter your PIN, passcode, pattern, fingerprint, slide or in my case a quick swipe. Whatever it is you have set up for security.
You will now go to the home screen of your device.
On the home screen of your device, the quickest and easiest way to get started turning off autocorrect or turning on auto-correct is to press the Messages folder icon.
Now this will open up our Messages option where you'll see that we get a keyboard icon on the top.
If you don't see this, create a new message, and you will immediately see the keyboard icon at the top.
Swipe down to the notifications panel, that keyboard icon is still visible in the notification section that tells us to choose input method.
Currently, you can see that it is set to the Samsung keyboard. Tap that.
Now were going to be given the option to choose our input method as you saw in the previous step.
The Samsung keyboard was our current selection, and we want to keep that so were just going to select Set up input methods.
Now that I've tapped set up input method, again you can see the Samsung keyboard option here.
Press on the Settings icon.
Scroll down, and here I have the option for Auto Replacement.
Now I can tap on Auto Replacement.
Auto Replacement is the AutoCorrect; it simply corrects your words to what it thinks you want it to say. Now this can be a very annoying thing especially if you type different words, or you're not exactly sure how a particular word may be spelt in a different language. You can set this up for each keyboard. As you can see we have English set up, we have the Georgian script, and we have the Russian script. Now this will let you complete or replaces the word you are typing with the most probable word when you tap the space bar or a punctuation mark. There are times again where you may want this but as a general rule most people don't like it.
To turn it off, tap on the little green on/off switch, and it is turned off.
Another tap and it is turned on.
Now we can un-check it by every language, and I can turn off each language simply by tapping the box next to the language.
Alternatively, I can now turn on select languages if that's my preference.
I will leave them all turned on as I find this feature to be somewhat helpful for my personal uses.
Now let me show you two other ways that you can access this menu.
To start, press the home button which is the oval shaped button at the bottom of our phone. A single press on that is going to take us back to the home screen.
Let's tap on our menu button and close the Settings app.
Press back on the home button, then press the Apps button one time.
That's going to bring up your applications menu
In the applications menu, you will want to tap on Settings.
When you tap 'Settings', you'll be taken to the Settings panel.
You can scroll down through the settings panel until you reach the System option and then you will see a letter "A" inside a white square box in a gray circle, Language, and Input.
A single tap on that will bring you to the Language and Input menu where you will have the full Language and Input option.
Tap on the gear next Samsung keyboard as we did before.
Here you can see our auto correct/auto replacement options is right here.
There's another way we can access this, press the home button again to go back to the home screen.
Tap on the recent apps/menu button, close the Settings app again. Tap back to get back to the home screen, and now we can swipe down on our notifications panel. We can tap the Settings icon on the top.
Just like we did before, we will scroll down to the System menu, and then we will tap on Language and Input.
A tap on Language and Input will bring us to the Language and Input menu where we will tap the gear-shaped icon for our Samsung keyboard.
Select this once more brings us back to the auto replacement option.
If you would like to change it, just press it.
Now you can turn it on or off, and you can also individually select the languages, just like we showed earlier in this tutorial.
To get back to your home screen press the oval shape home button at the bottom of your phone.
The Single press takes you back to the home screen and from here you could do pretty much anything else you'd like to do with your phone. Thanks for choosing VisiHow. If you have questions, comments, or suggestions of your own, please let us know in the section below. Thank you for choosing us and have a great day.
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