How to Turn Off Galaxy S8 Auto-Correct

In this quick guide, we’ll show you how to turn off autocorrect on Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+. While you’re probably dealing with a few different Galaxy S8 keyboard issues here and there, autocorrect is by far the most annoying. Here’s how to turn it off, or at least stop it from changing what you type.

We see users constantly complaining about autocorrect. A feature where your Galaxy S8 will guess what you’re trying to type and usually correct words for you when you don’t mean it. Most users have a love/hate relationship with autocorrect.

As you use the keyboard, the Galaxy S8 learns from you, your typing habits and your favorite words. Then, over time, autocorrect becomes more accurate. However, you probably also have issues with it. If you are trying to type words like “to/too”, “home” and “come” but get “top”, “hone” and “cone” instead, you are not alone.

Or you try to type a friend’s name like “Jim” but the Galaxy S8 autocorrect changes it to “o”. It’s frustrating, isn’t it? Here’s how to turn it off.


Once you enter the general Samsung keyboard settings menu, you will see many different options. We want to get rid of autocorrect. It is worth noting that there are two ways to solve your problem. One of them is to turn off autocorrect completely. You can, however, leave autocorrect enabled but disable the “auto-replace” feature, which replaces what you type. That way you’ll still get fixes and suggestions, but you choose when or not to use them.

Just turn it as shown above and everything is ready. This turns off autocorrect completely on the Galaxy S8.

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Once you get rid of autocorrect, you may find that you missed some of its suggestions or predictions. If so, we can keep it without interfering too much with the typing experience.

In the keyboard settings, instead of flipping the Predictive Text toggle switch, tap where it says. Here, simply uncheck auto-replace for predictive text.

This way your Galaxy S8 will still guess words for you and fix errors, but not replace them automatically. Often times this is what pisses users off the most. Best of both worlds if you ask me. Basically, this allows you to type however you want without the phone changing anything. However, you can still tap the suggestions above the keyboard for a fast and accurate typing experience.

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We’re all done. While you’re here, take a look at other common Galaxy S8 problems and how to fix them. Or follow this guide to get better battery life.