If you’re reading this on your smartphone, we believe it’s safe to assume that going a day without using your smartphone would be unthinkable to you. And you needn’t feel bad about it, because we’re all in the same boat. True, our lives today would not be the same without smartphones. But what’s even more surprising is the fact that things weren’t always like this. In fact, these devices weren’t even around 30 years ago.
The first smartphone was invented in 1992; and while this is common knowledge for many, what you might not know is that predictive text was invented soon after.
If the predictive text feature has made your life on WhatsApp difficult? Well, fret not, for we’re here to put your worries to rest. Stick with us till end of this blog to learn everything about disabling predictive text on WhatsApp. Let’s get started!
How to Turn Off Predictive Text on Whatsapp?
Before stretching our conversation any further, we’ll clarify one thing for you right away: it is not possible to turn off predictive text on WhatsApp.
Yes, you read that right. But before you start thinking that we’re here to trick you – and not resolve your query, hear us out. You cannot disable predictive text on WhatsApp because the platform has no such feature.
The control of predictive text can’t be found on WhatsApp because it lies in your smartphone’s settings itself. Predictive text is linked directly to your device’s keyboard and, therefore, comes into play wherever you use it, both on WhatsApp and outside of it.
This is what we wanted to share with you before showing you how to turn off predictive text on your smartphone. Once you go ahead with the process, your predictive texts will disappear not just from WhatsApp but from your keyboard altogether.
Of course, you can turn it back on anytime you like, but still. It’s only reasonable to explain to you the consequences of the action we’re going to talk about next.
Turning off predictive text for Android devices: A step-by-step process
It is no secret to any smartphone user that Android and iOS devices have significantly different user interfaces. Because of that, the process of altering or controlling a function or feature is different on both devices.
Below, we’ll walk you through the process of turning off predictive text on Android devices. Take a look:
Step 1: Go to the app menu grid of your smartphone and navigate a grey cogwheel icon on it.
Upon finding the icon, tap on it. It’ll open up the Settings app on your device.
Step 2: On your Settings, can you spot a search bar on top? Type keyboard in this search bar and hit Enter.
You’ll find the Keyboard option appearing in the search results next. Tap on it, and you’ll land on the Language & input tab.
Step 3: Depending on whichever smartphone you’re using (Samsung, Oppo, OnePlus, or a different brand), you’ll find any of these options mentioned on this tab: