This post is aimed at helping Android newbies configure the Galaxy Tab S6 to hide offensive words when using Google Voice Typing. If you’re among the target audience, scroll down to view a step-by-step walkthrough on how to censor profane languages on this Samsung tablet.
Redacting Profanity in Mobile Devices
Although foul languages are now being accepted among other habitual expressions, letting those innocent children hear those is still seemingly inappropriate. That said, censoring profane words in mobile devices is still deemed imperative, especially that more and more kids are already into using smartphones and tablets these days. Thankfully, contemporary devices are already equipped with many useful features including those that are programmed to block offensive languages when using certain apps or services like Google Voice Typing.
If you’re wondering how to activate this feature on your Samsung Galaxy Tab S6, this quick demo should help you do it.
Easy Steps to Hide Offensive Words on the Galaxy Tab S6 Google Voice Typing
Time Needed : 5 minutes
The following steps will enable a language restriction feature to block or censor potential foul terms when using Google Voice Typing on the Galaxy Tab S6. You can also refer to these steps when modifying the same settings on other Samsung devices running on the same Android version as the Tab S6. Actual screens and menu items however, may vary between device models and carriers.
- Whenever you're ready, go to the Home screen then swipe up from the bottom of the display.
Doing so will launch the Apps viewer with different apps shortcuts or icons.
- From the Apps viewer, tap Settings.
Another screen opens with the main settings menu, highlighting the tablet's basic and advanced features.
- Tap General Management to proceed.
General settings including language and input, date and time, reset and other relevant options will load up on the next window.
- To access and manage the tablet's language settings, tap Language and input.
The Language and input menu will show up next.
Here, you will see a number of relevant features including keyboards, input assistance and more.
- To proceed with this demo, tap On-screen keyboard.
This will load up the default keyboard settings along with other relevant services such as Samsung voice input and Google voice Typing.
- Tap Google voice typing to access and manage its input settings.
On the next screen, you will see a list of settings and Google Voice typing features that can be turned on or off.
- Scroll down a bit and then toggle to turn on the switch next to Hide offensive words.
When enabled, Google Voice will automatically censor potentially profane languages or offensive words and then replace them with asterisks in the search box.
- Android 10
- Samsung Galaxy Tab S6
If turning this feature on makes your Google Voice typing searches somehow erratic or incomplete, then you can just re-configure the voice typing settings and toggle the switch next to hide offensive words to turn the feature off again.
Just repeat the same steps to get back to the On-screen Keyboard menu then access the Google voice typing settings to apply necessary changes.
You can always apply necessary restrictions later, when needed.
Censoring Profane Languages in Other Input Software
Aside from Google Voice typing, you can also enable the same language feature on other input keyboards systems including Swiftkey, Gboard, and Samsung Keyboard.
In Samsung Keyboard, profane languages and offensive words can be censored by creating or adding text shortcuts to replace foul languages.
To apply these settings, you will need to access the Samsung Keyboard’s Smart Typing feature and then select Text shortcuts to start adding new text shortcuts.
And that covers everything in this short guide.
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Hope this helps!
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