Samsung Galaxy S4: How to Enable and Use Auto Correct in Android 4.4.2 Kitkat

By default, Samsung Galaxy SIV provides the user with the Samsung keyboard to facilitate them when they're using apps that require them to enter text, for instance when they're composing a text message in the Messaging app. This keyboard is equipped with some features that will make your typing activities become easier, one of which is the auto correct feature. By using this feature, you'll be helped to write well and correct because the device will give you some suggestion words based on your input so that you can select one of them to correct or complete your word manually. However, if you don't like correcting your word manually, you can set your phone to correct or complete your word automatically when you tap the space bar or other punctuation marks.


How to enable and customize the auto correct feature?
You can do so by using the following steps:
  1. On any screen, swipe down the top of the screen to open up the notification panel and then tap to go to the settings menu.
  2. Tap My device tab.
  3. Scroll down to the Language and input and then tap it.
  4. If necessary, tap Default and then select Samsung keyboard.
  5. Tap in the right side of the Samsung keyboard to open up the Samsung keyboard settings.
  6. Slide the ON/OFF switch next to Predictive text to the right to enable this option. When this option is enabled, the device will display some suggestion words based on your input. While the predictive text option is enabled, you can do the following customization:
    • Tap Predictive text.
    • If necessary, enable Live word update to make the device automatically updates with popular new words everyday.
    • If necesary, enable Personalized data to make the device use the personal language data that you have entered to make the prediction result better.
    • If necessary, tap Learn from Facebook. When you have logged in to your Facebook, tap this option again to let the device learns your Facebook style to personalized the keyboard.
    • If necessary, tap Learn from Gmail. When you have logged in to your Gmail account, tap this option again to let the device learns your Gmail style to personalized the keyboard.
    • If necessary, tap Learn from Twitter. When you have logged in to your Twitter, tap this option again to let the device learns your Twitter style to personalized the keyboard.
    • If necessary, tap Learn from Messages to let the device learns your Messages style to personalized the keyboard.
    • If necessary, tap Learn from Contacts to let the device learns your Contacts style to personalized the keyboard.
    • If necessary, you can remove all personalized data you have entered by tapping Clear personalized data and then tap OK button.
  7. If necessary, you can also enable Auto replacement by sliding the ON/OFF switch next to this option to the right. When this option is enabled, the phone will auto replace misspelled or incomplete word you're typing with the most probable word when you tap the space bar or a punctuation mark.


How to use the auto correct feature?
If the auto correct feature is enabled, you can use it to help you to type better in any application that requires you to enter text. See the following steps as the example on how to use auto correct while composing a new text message:
  1. Open Messaging app.
  2. Tap to compose a new text message.
  3. Tap the enter message field to display the keyboard.
  4. Using auto correct:
    I. If you only enable predictive text:
    • Type a word and you'll see some suggestion words above the keyboard.
    • Tap to see more suggestion words and then tap the desired suggestion word to correct or complete your word manually.
    II. If you enable predictive text and auto replacement:
    • Type a word and you'll see some suggestion words above the keyboard.
    • If the highlighted word in the suggestion bar is the word you want to type, tap the space bar or a punctuation mark to let the device replaces your word with that highlighted word.
    • If the highlighted word is not the word you want to type, tap to see more suggestion words and then tap the desired suggestion word to correct or complete your word manually.
  5. Adding a new word to the suggestion bar:
    When you have enabled Personalized data in the predictive text option, you can add a new word so that when you type the word it will be displayed in the suggestion bar by using the following steps:
    • Type a new word.
    • Tap to see more suggestion words and then tap your new word.
    • The new word has been added.
  6. Removing a word from the suggestion bar:
    If necessary, you can remove unused or unwanted word from suggestion bar by using the following steps:
    • When you're typing a word, you'll see some suggestion words above the keyboard.
    • If necessary, tap to see more suggestion words.
    • Long tap the required word in the suggestion bar you want to remove.
    • Tap OK button.
    • The selected word will be removed.

As a note, if you usually use your own word or language when typing, you can make the auto correct feature works better by enabling the Personalized data and periodically update your words from available sources (Messages, Facebook, Gmail, etc) to let your device learns with the words that you usually use in those apps.

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