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Old June 1st, 2012, 03:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Can someone please tell me how to turn off predictive text on a Galaxy S3, running ICS?
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Click on the cog symbol to the left of the space bar.

Third option down 'Predictive text' - slide the toggle over from 1 to 0.

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Two things...what is a cog symbol? And please tell me how to get rid of this idiotic predictable text..I don't mind auto correct but the predictable text on the Galaxy S3 is just plain annoying to me..thank you so much
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Settings > Language and input > Keyboards and input methods, click on the circle shaped looking thingy to the right of whatever keyboard you have selected & there you will find what your looking for.
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Thank you so much..i uave alwqys been a motorola person and just git the S3...the predictive text drove me nuts....jow anithr question....does this phone have auto correct?? Obviously i need that...lol...and if it does how do i get it???
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Thank you so much..i uave alwqys been a motorola person and just git the S3...the predictive text drove me nuts....jow anithr question....does this phone have auto correct?? Obviously i need that...lol...and if it does how do i get it???
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This phone has perhaps the WORST prediction and correction functionality I have ever seen. I immediately disabled it.
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Click on the cog symbol to the left of the space bar.

Third option down 'Predictive text' - slide the toggle over from 1 to 0.


Hey, keep that binary stuff to yourself
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I hate the way it changes what ur typing so it's easy to lose track of where you are in a word.I noticed predictive text is more useful in landscape as you can better find target word.
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I installed the lates Swype beta. No comparison. Samsung KB = bad.
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Samsung keyboard is awful. I am using it temporarily because I took the phone back to stock to get ready for an exchange (usb port is bad). I am with rushmore, just install Swype beta.
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OMG... THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!!! I was about to throw this phone across the room!!!
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I am using the free trial of SwiftKey 3. Awesome! The Samsung predictive was laughable....I don't think it EVER got ANYTHING even close to right....
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My droid X predictive text worked awesome...this is totally horrendous...I miss the predictive text...I hope the next update fixes it..
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I just downloaded SwiftKey 3 trial and SO MUCH BETTER!!! If it's remains stable..I'll definitely purchase it...now why couldn't Samsung's stock keyboard be that way???
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Hey, keep that binary stuff to yourself
I wish I could find a cog anywhere near my space bar - I absolutely am not
finding a "settings" category that relates to language or predictive text. Aaugh
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finding a "settings" category that relates to language or predictive text. Aaugh
What carrier phone do you have? It's strange how some settings are missing or relocated.

I installed Swiftkey 3. Thankfully I snagged it when it was Amazon Free App of the Day last year but never needed it on my Incredible. The thing that still bugs me is that Swifkey changes a word to something totally different but when you backspace it doesn't change it back to what you were typing. I miss that from the HTC keyboard.
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This phone has perhaps the WORST prediction and correction functionality I have ever seen. I immediately disabled it.
Amen, thank god for SwiftKeys
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I just downloaded SwiftKey 3 trial and SO MUCH BETTER!!! If it's remains stable..I'll definitely purchase it...now why couldn't Samsung's stock keyboard be that way???
I just wish it had swype!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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So after reading this thread and seeing just how much veneration /praise SwiftKey has with its users I decided to try it out and have to say that I am no less that completely impressed! I love the fair bit of customization you can do on it and the auto correct is grossly accurate.
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I have Perfect keyboard...the paid app. Its lite years better then the stock keyboard.
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What carrier phone do you have? It's strange how some settings are missing or relocated.

I installed Swiftkey 3. Thankfully I snagged it when it was Amazon Free App of the Day last year but never needed it on my Incredible. The thing that still bugs me is that Swifkey changes a word to something totally different but when you backspace it doesn't change it back to what you were typing. I miss that from the HTC keyboard.
This also bugs me to no end. I also don't like how a lot of times I'll be typing a word and it wants to correct it to a longer word - it just assumes that I want the longer word, even though if I did, I would just type the longer word.

Other than that, I really like SwiftKey 3, and I got mine on a free/discount day as well.
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Big improvements in the keyboard. Predictive word list is finally in a logical order.

But has anyone had issues with inserting into existing text? When I do that the predictive menu never appears and all of my letter 'i's are uppercase 'I'. Only happens with predictive text on. The work around for me has been to pad spaces before and after the insert position.

I have yet to hear from anyone else to confirm there's a bug. Anyone?

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Bump to solve the most annoying thing about this phone. Swift keys saved my day old phone from being thrown out the window.
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Samsung keyboard is awful. I am using it temporarily because I took the phone back to stock to get ready for an exchange (usb port is bad). I am with rushmore, just install Swype beta.
I had never tried the Swype keyboard on the S3 or any phone till Saturday night and I loved it. All I did was "the quick brown fox jums over the lazy dog" I wasn't super fast but fast enough and it found everything. I might have had a little problem with the word quick it was great.
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Another Swiftkey convert here. I've only had the phone three days and was just starting to think I would never be able to type anything on it, ever. Love, love love Swiftkey!
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Yea I use AI Keyboard Plus, personal favorite of mine
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Another Swiftkey convert here. I've only had the phone three days and was just starting to think I would never be able to type anything on it, ever. Love, love love Swiftkey!
Have you seen the video on the Swiftkey website? AI looks a little too good, is it that good?
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Have you seen the video on the Swiftkey website? AI looks a little too good, is it that good?
It's free 30 day trial....why don't you see for yourself????
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The stock Samsung keyboard is the worst I have ever had on any of my Android devices. Abismal. But this thread seems like one big ad for Softkey. Reviews are a little too glowing for me. A little fishy.

Anyone else want to weigh in here? Any other good keyboards out there? What is your experience with other keyboards? Can't take the stock keyboard anymore. Ugh.
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I use Smart Keyboard Pro

Spelling corrections are perfect and it allows me to change skins if I want. I changed it to the old Droid keyboard and turned off Apt Labels, and also turned off key press preview because it was slowing .me down.

Perfectly happy now
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The stock Samsung keyboard is the worst I have ever had on any of my Android devices. Abismal. But this thread seems like one big ad for Softkey. Reviews are a little too glowing for me. A little fishy.

Anyone else want to weigh in here? Any other good keyboards out there? What is your experience with other keyboards? Can't take the stock keyboard anymore. Ugh.
That's because SwiftKey is made of win with awesome sauce on top! Really. I first got it as the amazon free app otd. I loved it so much I went ahead and purchased it from the Market aka: play store, to show my support for the dev. It really is that good.
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Downloaded Swype and I am happy now. The Samsung keyboard is terrible to say the least.
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The stock Samsung keyboard is the worst I have ever had on any of my Android devices. Abismal. But this thread seems like one big ad for Softkey. Reviews are a little too glowing for me. A little fishy.

Anyone else want to weigh in here? Any other good keyboards out there? What is your experience with other keyboards? Can't take the stock keyboard anymore. Ugh.

Yes, you got us! Swiftkey has hired a group of shills to come on the board with the hopes of convincing one poor soul to buy their app........

Or, it just could be that the app really is that good! You decide (because they offer a FREE 30 DAY TRIAL with no strings attached.....seriously)

In all seriousness, it may be that the stock Sammy keyboard is so laugably bad that when one opens Swiftkey it is like a man crawling through the desert and finally dropping his face in the most beautiful clear lake where he can drink to his heart's content......but really Swiftkey is cool and it works well.

In fact, just today I loaded up my credit card onto the Google Play and paid 3 dollars and 99 cents of my hard earned money to convert my 30 day trial that ended last night into full deeded ownership of said app....MY FIRST PAID APP PURCHASE, EVER.

There may be others in the future but Swiftkey will always be my first. Okay this is getting weird.

Just try it for yourself!
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Oh, you can't do Swype with a Swiftkey app? Is the stock keyboard the only keyboard with which you can use Swype?
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I used the GO Keyboard and that still had swype IIRC.

Just into trial of Swiftkey and got to say this will be the first app I've ever paid for.

Complete transformation of the texting experience.

Being a natural sceptic, and a bit old too, I was wary of the hype that seemed to be around Swiftkey. Just wish I'd tried it before.

As others have said 30 day free trial, so try it!
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Simply open up the text app, as if you are gong to send someone a text, ensure the icon is in the text field so the keyboard opens up, then press and hold the little microphone symbol (it will open up a small pop up box just above it) slide your finger to the cog symbol that you should be able to see and press that, you will see a menu open up and the predictive text can be turned off there, also you can set your preferred language there too, like UK English as opposed to American English
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I installed Swiftkey 3. Thankfully I snagged it when it was Amazon Free App of the Day last year but never needed it on my Incredible. The thing that still bugs me is that Swifkey changes a word to something totally different but when you backspace it doesn't change it back to what you were typing. I miss that from the HTC keyboard.
Simply open up the text app, as if you are gong to send someone a text, ensure the icon is in the text field so the keyboard opens up, then press and hold the little microphone symbol (it will open up a small pop up box just above it) slide your finger to the cog symbol that you should be able to see and press that, you will see a menu open up and the predictive text can be turned off there, also you can set your preferred language there too, like UK English as opposed to American English
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Two things...what is a cog symbol? And please tell me how to get rid of this idiotic predictable text..I don't mind auto correct but the predictable text on the Galaxy S3 is just plain annoying to me..thank you so much
Simply open up the text app, as if you are gong to send someone a text, ensure the icon is in the text field so the keyboard opens up, then press and hold the little microphone symbol (it will open up a small pop up box just above it) slide your finger to the cog symbol that you should be able to see and press that, you will see a menu open up and the predictive text can be turned off there, also you can set your preferred language there too, like UK English as opposed to American English
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Simply open up the text app, as if you are gong to send someone a text, ensure the icon is in the text field so the keyboard opens up, then press and hold the little microphone symbol (it will open up a small pop up box just above it) slide your finger to the cog symbol that you should be able to see and press that, you will see a menu open up and the predictive text can be turned off there, also you can set your preferred language there too, like UK English as opposed to American English
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imo, swiftkey > swype. i had swype for a little bit and am not fond of it.
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another vote for swiftkey. i never use stock keyboards on any of the phones i've had. they usually suck.
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Thank goodness for this thread - to sum it up, settings, language and input, keyboard, settings, predictive text.

The predictive text on this sucks!
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Swype came pre-installed on the Droid X. I actually thought the Samsung keyboard WAS a later version of Swype for a while. But I soon found myself fighting with the autocorrecter over simple words and thought, "This isn't Swype."

I have no loaded the beta and it is lightyears ahead of S-Keys or whatever.
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When I start to install SwiftKey 3 (which I learned about in this forum), I get a message that endabling the keyboard will cause collection "of all of the text you enter, except passwords, including personal data and credit card numbers." Seems like that could be a problem. Have others encountered and considered this message?

Also, my GS3 works fine in areas with strong cell and wifi, but terrible in areas with moderate to weak coverage. That is, if cell coverage is 4G with one bar, or 3G/no G, it often won't connect calls. Similarly, in areas where my other devices find adequate cell or wifi signal, my GS3 doesn't. It also performs very poorly (drops calls often) when 4G shifts to 3G. Is anyone else having these problems or did I just get a lemon?
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Thanks for any advice you can offer on Swiftkey and/or weak signal issues. I have heard swapping the SIM may fix the weak signal problem. Has that worked for others?
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