How to turn off automatic correction on Galaxy S6 or Note 5

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A feature that many love and hate when it comes to our smartphone keyboards is autocorrect. The iPhone popularized it, and it’s a feature called “predictive text” on Android. And while it’s very useful, auto-correct can also be frustrating at the same time. Here we will explain how to quickly turn off automatic correction on the Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge, Note 5 and other Samsung smartphones or tablets.

Autocorrect automatically checks and corrects mistakes, or predicts the next word as users type. You can also match and correct words saved in the device dictionary, such as unusual names and other things. However, you can also add more bugs in a text or email for those in a hurry.

Above is a detailed guide covering many different useful tips and tricks for the Galaxy S6, including getting the most out of the keyboard. With that said, those of you experiencing issues or getting frustrated with auto-correction are lucky to turn it off. Read on for quick instructions to do just that.

With millions of people owning and loving the Galaxy S6, we get asked this question a lot. Autocorrect is awesome, but it can also be a burden and just get in the way. Fortunately, it only takes a few taps in the settings to turn it off and give us full control over our keyboard.

Whether you’ve had a Galaxy S6 for half a year, just got one, or recently upgraded to the Galaxy S6 Edge+ or Galaxy Note 5, the instructions below are pretty much the same for all recent Samsung smartphones. Here’s how to turn off autocorrect (predictive text) on the Galaxy S6 and beyond.


There are several different ways to get to the keyboard settings menu, where we need to navigate to turn off this feature. We will review both here.

First, while typing and using the keyboard, simply press and hold the microphone button, which will open a popup with more options. One is a gear-shaped settings button. This will take you directly to the keyboard settings. But. For those who want a visual explanation of where to go, we have it below.

Here’s a breakdown of each step and the settings you’ll need to select to turn off auto-correct or predictive text on Samsung devices.

  1. Go to the menu (swipe down the notification bar and tap the gear-shaped settings button)
  2. Navigate to (in the System column)
  3. Press or whatever keyboard you’re using
  4. Select and turn it off, or simply tap to slide the switch to
  5. That’s it, and autocorrect is disabled. See the pictures below.

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And we’re done. It’s that easy. Just go to settings, language, and turn off predictive text for the standard Samsung keyboard, or any keyboard used on any Samsung smartphone or tablet.

While we’re at it, this same menu has many other advanced controls. If some of you love predictive text, but don’t want it to be too aggressive, there are other settings that can be changed. Like automatic capitalization, automatic spacing, automatic punctuation (when you press the space bar twice), and more. For more details on how to get the most out of the Samsung keyboard, check out our short video below.

Everything detailed in the instructions and video above is almost identical or the same on all recent Samsung smartphones and tablets. Which means those with a Galaxy S5, Galaxy S6, Edge, Galaxy Note 5, or even a Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 can benefit from this simple trick.

Now enjoy a better Samsung Galaxy keyboard and typing experience.

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