1. SerenityNetworks's Avatar
    When I swipe the keyboard for the word "and" the phone almost always auto-corrects the work to "andrew" (my name). It's quite annoying. I'm finding posts on how to turn auto-correct on and off, but not how to simply edit an erroneous entry. How can I get the phone to stop auto-correcting "and" to "andrew"?

    Thanks in advance,
    Andrew
    04-24-2017 09:26 AM
  2. MYKEL61's Avatar
    I too cant figure this out..Any help would be great!
    04-24-2017 09:29 AM
  3. LineKill's Avatar
    You can try long pressing on the word andrew and remove it from the learned words. See if that might help.
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    04-24-2017 10:58 AM
  4. SerenityNetworks's Avatar
    Thank you. I just opened the Memo app' and tried entering "and". It never auto-corrected to "andrew". However, it does it in both Facebook Messenger and Messages. A long press gives me several options, but none of them provide the option to edit learned words. I'm still stuck.

    Andrew
    04-24-2017 03:20 PM
  5. lizardchest's Avatar
    It sucks that there has to be a work-around, but how about:
    Settings>(search) Personal dictionary>Personal dictionary>"+"> Type "and" (minus the quotes" in both text fields.
    I'm not positive if that will override it, but there's a chance.
    Good luck!
    04-24-2017 03:45 PM
  6. SerenityNetworks's Avatar
    Thank you. Earlier I found what I'm showing below by searching for "Spelling Correction". Both get me to the same place.

    Setting > (search) Personal dictionary > which brings me to "Language and Input". I have the following choices. Nowhere can I find a place to enter a "+" or "-". I'm tempted to try "Reset", but I'm not sure of the impact.
    • Language
    • Keyboards
      • Virtual keyboard
        • Samsung keyboard
          • Languages and types
            • English
          • Smart typing (on/off)
            • Predictive text (on/off)
            • Auto check spelling (on/off)
            • Auto capitalize (on/off)
            • Auto spacing (on/off)
            • Auto punctuate (on/off)
          • Customization
            • Keyboard layout (misc settings)
            • Key-tap feedback (misc settings)
            • High contrast keyboards (on/off)
          • Other Settings
            • Reset settings
            • About Samsung keyboard
        • Google voice typing
        • Manage keyboards
      • Physical keyboard
        • Show virtual keyboard
        • Keyboard shortcuts
    • Speech
    • Mouse/Trackpad
    04-24-2017 06:30 PM
  7. LineKill's Avatar
    I usually try to help people fix the app in question and not tell them to just use another app.

    However, in this particular instance, I am going to suggest that you try either Gboard or SwiftKey. In addition to much more functionality the prediction is better by far. It is subjective, but I like SwiftKey.

    If you use either of these keyboards your existing problem will go away. It is up to you, but that is my recommendation.
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    04-24-2017 11:34 PM
  8. SerenityNetworks's Avatar
    Thank you. I'll install SwiftKey and report back. I used SwiftKey back when I had a Note 3. Still, it seems odd that the problem just appeared recently and there's no apparent way to make it stop.
    04-25-2017 07:16 AM
  9. LineKill's Avatar
    Thank you. I'll install SwiftKey and report back. I used SwiftKey back when I had a Note 3. Still, it seems odd that the problem just appeared recently and there's no apparent way to make it stop.
    Your welcomeツ I am not sure what's going on either. Please come back and let me/us know how SwiftKey is working for you.
    04-25-2017 07:54 AM

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