The path you are looking for is to press the hard menu key, then settings, then language and keyboard, touch input, then finally text input. Within that menu is a box where you can "uncheck" word prediction, and spell correction.
Maybe I'm missing something but when I go to Messages, then go to Menu, there is no "settings" option. There is only "All Messages", "People", "Attach", "Discard", "Add Subject" or "search". What am I missing?
Thanks for helping me! I'd love to avoid asking for help and getting the sigh and eye roll from my grown kids.
THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart my friend! I did what you suggested and it worked! No eye roll from smart children!!!! I really appreciate it and wish you good karma! XOXO
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