Whenever you use your web browser, send a text message, send out an email, or use social media apps like Facebook or Twitter, the auto spell feature on the Samsung Galaxy S3 will correct any minor spelling mistake that you make. Normally, this feature helps the user by replacing the misspelled word with its corrected form; however, there are times when you might not want your spelling to be corrected. This is in some cases when you want to use shortened and slang words, especially when using Twitter; and if you write a word in a different language, the auto spell feature could replace it with something that completely changes the meaning of your message. And when changing the language settings frequently would be inconvenient, you have another option which is to follow the steps below:
- Unlock your phone and swipe down to find the ‘Notification drawer’ to find ‘Settings’. You can also click on the ‘Applications’ menu and find ‘Settings’ (gear-like icon) on the list of applications.
- In the Settings menu, search and select ‘Language’.
- Now when a new menu appears, look for the option that says ‘Predictive Text’. Next to it is a tick, click on it to disable the auto-spell feature. If you want to turn the auto-spell feature back, then you can click on the option again.
Other things you need to know:
- Being a smart phone owner is about simplifying and making your life easier, and Samsung recognized that. The Samsung Galaxy S3 is all about user comfort and convenience, and giving you the keys to making your smart phone work rightfully for you.
Now that you know how to turn the feature on and off, you can easily use the auto-spell mode whenever you need it. This feature can be helpful when you are typing an important email or message, and you need the spelling to be correct. But in more usual settings and in cases of typing slang or foreign terms, having the auto-spell feature on can be more of a hindrance than a help. It can also be frustrating to see a word that you type out immediately corrected by the auto-spell feature. This simple step-by-step tutorial will prevent unnecessary aggravation; and if you ever need it, a simple flick of the finger will turn it back on.