How to disable T9 on Android

How the function works

Android smartphones have a function to automatically predict the typed words. It is similar to the T9 technology, which helped to speed up the typing of messages on push-button phones. That same T9 is already rare in gadgets: a large screen allows you to use a full-fledged QWERTY keyboard instead.

Many today understand T9 as autocorrection of words when entering the text of a note or message. The function works on the principle of selecting options from the replenished dictionary available in the system, while taking into account the keys used and their number. Android OS and virtual keyboards for it also know how to automatically capitalize letters and place dots.

The function often fails users by replacing the desired word with an inappropriate one after a period or space. You have to rewrite it or apologize for the sent message.

How to turn off T9 on Android through smartphone settings

For different manufacturers of gadgets and versions of the Android operating system, some steps may vary. But in general, the shutdown algorithm will be similar.

1. Open the main settings on your smartphone.

2. Next, go to the “Language and input” section.

3. In the input settings, select the keyboard you are using.

4. In the keyboard settings section, go to the Text Correction tab.

5. In the “Text Correction” subsection, turn off auto-correction, hints, and other functions that you do not need.

How to turn off auto-correct text from any application

1. In any application that uses a keyboard, tap on the input area to bring up the keyboard itself.

2. Tap on the gear icon at the top, then find the “Text Correction” item.

3. In the “Text Correction” subsection, turn off the “Autocorrect” item, hints and other options that are useless to you.

When using other keyboards, the principle will be similar. The difference lies only in the location of the menu button and in the name of the word replacement function.

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