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Old July 5th, 2012, 05:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Any way to shut predictive text off??

I went through settings->language & keyboard->touch input->text input.

under standard the prediction section is dark, not allowing me to turn it off.

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Old July 5th, 2012, 05:47 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Any way to shut predictive text off??

I went through settings->language & keyboard->touch input->text input.

under standard the prediction section is dark, not allowing me to turn it off.
Use a different keyboard....
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Old July 5th, 2012, 05:52 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I recommend SwiftKey, but if you can't pay anything try the Swype beta or Smart Keyboard. TouchPal isn't too bad as a free keyboard as well.
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Old July 5th, 2012, 05:54 PM   #4 (permalink)
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That doesn't work if you tip the phone sideways.
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Old July 5th, 2012, 05:55 PM   #5 (permalink)
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All of them have landscape mode. I have personally tried all of the above on the EVO V 4G. Don't assume.
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Old July 5th, 2012, 05:59 PM   #6 (permalink)
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All of them have landscape mode. I have personally tried all of the above on the EVO V 4G. Don't assume.

My bad, I was thinking the different option keyboards on the phone settings.
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Old July 5th, 2012, 06:01 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I usually type at super speed in portrait all the time anyway and let autocorrect do the work for me. But that's me. I think that's how a lot of experienced virtual keyboard typers do it anyway. Swype can be very fast as well once you get used to it, just YouTube search "Swype Tips Speed" to see what I mean.
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Old July 5th, 2012, 06:21 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I'm just not a fan of all the fancy predictive words and such. Much rather just be able to type the words i want to use and not have it put the wrong ones in.
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Just consider that the smartest keyboards actually replace words and correct your typing based on your most frequently used words. They can be pretty smart and greatly increase your typing speed. But if you want this kind of no-prediction keyboard, you should be able to disable the HTC keyboard's autocorrection in its settings under Language and Keyboard.
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Old July 5th, 2012, 06:28 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Thats what i have tried, but it seems to be locked out.
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Thats what i have tried, but it seems to be locked out.
I have the exact same problem. Unfortunately its locked out though. Its nice to be able to type dood or mang and not have autocorrect put it as something completely different. Not sure how thats hard to understand for someone. Autocorrect is not for everyone.
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All you have to do is add those words to the dictionary, which is as easy as typing them then selecting the actual word you're trying to type from the suggestions area. That should add it to the phone dictionary.

All you have to do if you really want to turn off autocorrect is go to settings, language and keyboard, then hit the settings button to the right of the default keyboard. it's in there, just go to text input and uncheck prediction as well as spell correction and word completion. that should do it. and for the love of god, don't use HTC's keyboard, they make it impossible to put simple things such as exclamation points or question marks, which should appear in the suggestion area when the suggestion area isn't being used for suggestions, but that doesn't even happen.
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I had to go with swiftkey. Much better than the standard htc keyboard and the predictions make sense right off the bat.
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I had to go with swiftkey. Much better than the standard htc keyboard and the predictions make sense right off the bat.
My current favorite as well. Smartest keyboard yet for rapid typing and heavy automatic correction and prediction.
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My current favorite as well. Smartest keyboard yet for rapid typing and heavy automatic correction and prediction.
After using swiftkey, I can't believe used the standard keyboard as long as I did.
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to be able to turn off predictive text (that's shaded) FIND TRACE KEYBOARD, go to its' options and TURN OFF TRACE KEYBOARD, then you'll be able to turn off predictive text
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Thats exactly what I was looking for, thanks a bunch!!
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Ok, Completely new to this forum as of tonight but just bought a HTC one X and being an oldy like the trace keyboard function but can't get it without word prediction being on. Is this just life? Would prefer not to change keyboards entirely as this is my only prob. Can anyone help me please? Thanks in advance.
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I also want to turn off Predictive Text and I don't want to have to add every word I want to type to a darn dictionary. I read all the above but Touch Input is blacked out and won't let me go any further and from my understanding you find Trace Keyboard after going through Touch Input
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Tap the white equalizer thingy on the right.
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to be able to turn off predictive text (that's shaded) FIND TRACE KEYBOARD, go to its' options and TURN OFF TRACE KEYBOARD, then you'll be able to turn off predictive text
I had to make an account just to get on here to personally thank wyldwyll!

I am sure you all mean well ,but it is incredibly frustrating when you are looking for an answer and everyone just tell you 'why they didn't do the same'. My fiancee and I just upgraded to the HTC Evo V 4G about a week ago and have been trying to figure out how to turn off the predictive text since we got it. The guide from HTC and Virgin Mobile both say the same thing and then when you tell them it is 'grayed out' they argue with you until they tell you that you will need to return the phone to be serviced. Apparently, the version Sprint had was revamped a bit before being handed over to Virgin (since Sprint got a ?better version; in their opinion), So, it is these 'updated' ones from HTC that need trace turned off while the older versions will let you turn off predictive text; which auto turns off the trace feature.

Regardless if you agree or not with someone people need to learn to read what they are asking completely and either help them or leave them be. Your opinion is appreciated, but I cannot count how many forums I have been on that have done this exact same thing. Someone asking this and a million replies of why not to turn it off and/or how to do it if it wasn't grayed out. I am sure that I will draw a lot of flames for this post, but think about it if you were in these peoples positions and wanting this info so badly.

Again, THANK YOU wyldwyll and know that there are hundreds of people out there looking for this answer and it seems you are the only person that knows this... HTC, Sprint, and Virgin sure and heck don't!
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