Predictive textGeneral


  1. skrawny

    skrawny Member

    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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  2. koopakid08

    koopakid08 Well-Known Member

    Use a different keyboard....
  3. metal571

    metal571 Well-Known Member

    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.
  4. skrawny

    skrawny Member

    That doesn't work if you tip the phone sideways.
  5. metal571

    metal571 Well-Known Member

    All of them have landscape mode. I have personally tried all of the above on the EVO V 4G. Don't assume.
  6. skrawny

    skrawny Member


    My bad, I was thinking the different option keyboards on the phone settings.
  7. metal571

    metal571 Well-Known Member

    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.
  8. skrawny

    skrawny Member

    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.
  9. metal571

    metal571 Well-Known Member

    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.
  10. skrawny

    skrawny Member

    Thats what i have tried, but it seems to be locked out.
  11. Hedied4me

    Hedied4me Well-Known Member

    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.
  12. metal571

    metal571 Well-Known Member

    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.
  13. Antiochus

    Antiochus Well-Known Member

    I had to go with swiftkey. Much better than the standard htc keyboard and the predictions make sense right off the bat.
  14. metal571

    metal571 Well-Known Member

    My current favorite as well. Smartest keyboard yet for rapid typing and heavy automatic correction and prediction.
  15. Antiochus

    Antiochus Well-Known Member

    After using swiftkey, I can't believe used the standard keyboard as long as I did.
  16. wyldwyll

    wyldwyll New Member

    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
    aml1025 and ibwebb like this.
  17. skrawny

    skrawny Member

    Thats exactly what I was looking for, thanks a bunch!!
  18. petermegan

    petermegan New Member

    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.
  19. Kansas1952

    Kansas1952 New Member

    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
  20. mrawesome22

    mrawesome22 Well-Known Member

    Tap the white equalizer thingy on the right.
  21. ibwebb

    ibwebb New Member

    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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