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Cannot Use Abbreviated Words on Galaxy Note 2 [How to Fix]

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We did receive a lot of emails about the Galaxy Note 2 acting out after the 4.3 update and one of our readers were asking why he couldn’t abbreviate words already. According to him, Note 2 fills in its own word and most of the time it isn’t correct. This led him to type the entire word just to make sense in his text messages and of course, this feature doesn’t seem to work if you want to send quick, short messages.

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We address this kind of problem in two ways: either by adding the frequently used words or abbreviation to the dictionary or simply turning off the predictive text feature, which of course, many are doing.

Adding Words to the Dictionary

By doing this, you will be adding your own words to the phone’s list of words so that it remembers them every time you type each word without being replaced.

  1. From the Home screen, tap the Menu key.
  2. Touch Settings, and then tap Language and input.
  3. Now, tap the Settings icon next to Samsung keyboard.
  4. Tap Predictive Text.
  5. Enable Personalized Data.
  6. You will then be presented with the description on how this works.

Note: You can add as many words as you can and they will be included in the list of words you can select while typing.

Turning Predictive Text Off

Turning off the predictive text feature will disallow the phone to do “auto-correcting,” thus giving you freedom to enter any words you want regardless whether they are misspelled or not in the dictionary.

  1. From the Home screen, tap the Menu key.
  2. Touch Settings, and then tap Language and input.
  3. Now, tap the Settings icon next to Samsung keyboard.
  4. Tap Predictive Text switch to Off.

By doing this you’re making your phone less interactive.

If I were to choose which of these I prefer, I would go for the first one, adding your own words to the dictionary. I personally like the predictive text feature considering I don’t actually abbreviate words. But I think, you’re making your phone even smarter by adding words to its dictionary.

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