I've read a lot of complaints from Samsung Galaxy S4 owners caused by the auto correct feature. This feature can be both helpful and annoying depending on the person that uses it. Good thing Samsung made its settings accessible to the users because they can just flip the switch to turn it off and on anytime.
I, myself, don't use auto correct in any of my phones because it already happened to me several times that my messages contained words that aren't supposed to be included. I am sure this feature will be improved in the future but now, it would be better if it's turned off than on.
There are two ways to disable this feature:
Turn Off Auto Correct Feature Via Settings Menu
- From the Home screen, tap the Apps icon.
- Launch Settings.
- Tap My device tab.
- Scroll to and touch Language and input.
- Touch the Settings icon next to Samsung keyboard.
- Toggle the switch next to Auto replacement to turn it Off. (This will prevent the phone from automatically replacing your words.)
- Toggle the switch next to Predictive text to turn it Off if you don't want the phone to suggest words.
Turn Off Auto Correct Feature In Messaging App
- From the Home screen, tap the Messaging app icon to open it.
- Tap the New message icon.
- Tap the text field to pull up the keyboard.
- Touch and hold the Settings icon on the keyboard beside space bar.
- Now, you have the option to turn off both Auto replacement and Predictive text.
I hope you've learned a thing or two in this post. Feel free to leave a comment.