Samsung Galaxy S3 How to Enable or Disable Auto-Punctuate

As we all know that the virtual keyboard on Samsung Galaxy SIII has equipped with some options, such as character preview to make your phone displays a big char bubble whenever you touch a key on the virtual keyboard.

See also: How to Enable or Disable Character Preview on Samsung Galaxy S3

Another options available on this keyboard is auto-punctuate. By enabling this option, you'll set the phone to automatically insert a full stop by tapping the space bar twice.

How to turn on or off auto punctuation?
If you want to enable or disable this option, then kindly do as follows:
  1. Go to Settings.
  2. Tap Language and input.
  3. Ensure the Samsung keyboard is enabled, then tap gear icon next to Samsung keyboard option to enter the settings screen.
  4. Tap Advanced.
  5. Depending on your current settings, tap Auto-punctuate to enable or disable this option. When the checkbox next to this option is ticked means the option is turned on.
  6. Tap Home button to return to the standby mode.

Basically, all the options available in the virtual keyboard on this phone has designed to facilitate your typing activity, including with the auto punctuation option. So, you can use some or all of them to make you more easier while using the virtual keyboard.


  1. Hi. Usualy when im typing I just hold down the ! Or @ any symbol thats above the letters and it selects it without me ghost aving to do any more tapping. Today, after I long press a few options appear and I have to select the comma or whatever. If anyone knows how to reverse this- please help!

    1. Hi Shannon Culler,
      Thanks for coming.
      CMIIW, so do you want whenever you long tap the key in the right side of the space bar, without lift your finger, you can move to a symbol and then select it by lifting your finger? Unfortunately, I never able do that with the stock keyboard, but I can do so by using the Jelly Bean Keyboard 4.3 app. So, if you don't mind, you can try this keyboard app.


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