1. Android Central Question's Avatar
    I have received my S9+ today and the samsung keyboard is not making any predictions, not in any apps, I have checked and predictions are turned on, I have turned them off and on again and reset to default settings and still it isn't working, any ideas? I'm sure I had this issue when I used an S7 for a few days last year (while my other phone was being repaired). My other half has also got the S9+ today and predictions are working fine so it's something wrong with my phone or my Samsung account if it is following me from phone to phone? Any ideas?
    03-08-2018 03:41 PM
  2. yogirl#AC's Avatar
    I always install Swiftkey as one of the very first things, so I don't know much about the Samsung keyboard. Some people prefer GBoard (Google's keyboard) or other 3rd party ones. If you haven't tried Swiftkey, or any of the other aftermarket keyboards, you don't know what you're missing.
    I concur. SwiftKey is always one of the first things I install on a new phone. To me, it far exceeds any of the stock keyboards and predicts better. It learns as you type, so it will know what you are trying to say.
    03-09-2018 07:45 AM
  3. JASYNXXIII's Avatar
    I have received my S9+ today and the samsung keyboard is not making any predictions, not in any apps, I have checked and predictions are turned on, I have turned them off and on again and reset to default settings and still it isn't working, any ideas? I'm sure I had this issue when I used an S7 for a few days last year (while my other phone was being repaired). My other half has also got the S9+ today and predictions are working fine so it's something wrong with my phone or my Samsung account if it is following me from phone to phone? Any ideas?
    If the issue is jumping from device to device, it might actually be an issue with something in your Google profile or even the carrier. What network are you on?
    03-09-2018 11:40 AM
  4. dov1978's Avatar
    Have you granted Samsung Keyboard all the Permissions it needs?
    03-09-2018 11:55 AM
  5. chrislisi1982's Avatar
    If the issue is jumping from device to device, it might actually be an issue with something in your Google profile or even the carrier. What network are you on?
    I have installed gboard and it is predicting words fine so I don't think it's a google or carrier setting
    03-09-2018 12:14 PM
  6. chrislisi1982's Avatar
    Have you granted Samsung Keyboard all the Permissions it needs?
    Yeah, hasn't made any difference, tried resetting the keyboard settings a well, still nothing
    03-09-2018 12:15 PM
  7. JasonKruys's Avatar
    You need to go into the keyboard settings for the default keyboard and actually download a dictionary - none enabled by default on either Samsung keyboard. I fell into that trap.
    chrislisi1982 likes this.
    03-10-2018 10:23 AM
  8. chrislisi1982's Avatar
    You need to go into the keyboard settings for the default keyboard and actually download a dictionary - none enabled by default on either Samsung keyboard. I fell into that trap.
    That worked, thank you very much but how silly you have to do that to make it work!!!!
    JasonKruys likes this.
    03-10-2018 12:57 PM
  9. zahernahhas's Avatar
    I use SwiftKey, and its awesome.
    03-11-2018 03:12 AM
  10. BlasterM's Avatar
    For sure there are problems with your account.
    03-11-2018 03:50 AM
  11. Alistair Quigley's Avatar
    I have the same problem with the stock keyboard and no predictive text. There is no option to 'download' the dictionary that I can find in the keyboard settings - where does one find that on an S9?
    Secondly what permissions does the Samsung keyboard need?
    Third party keyboards not an option for me (much as I like gboard and swiftkey)
    03-14-2018 10:22 AM
  12. Alistair Quigley's Avatar
    Doh - I've just found where to download the dictionary and it fixed the problem. Thanks everyone.
    03-14-2018 10:27 AM
  13. Madprowler's Avatar
    Doh - I've just found where to download the dictionary and it fixed the problem. Thanks everyone.
    Where did you find the dictionary?
    03-18-2018 08:32 AM
  14. grafixguy#AC's Avatar
    +1 for Gboard. A definite improvement, IMO, over the stock keyboard especially if you use swipe typing.
    03-18-2018 09:00 AM
  15. Maknora's Avatar
    Always. Always use SwiftKey
    03-18-2018 09:03 AM
  16. JeanDec's Avatar
    Thanks !
    03-18-2018 10:58 AM
  17. Alistair Quigley's Avatar
    Where did you find the dictionary?
    Settings, general management, language and input, on screen keyboard, Samsung keyboard, languages and types, manage input languages, then download the language you want.

    SwiftKey and gboard not an option for some.
    03-18-2018 06:16 PM

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