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Disabling Predictive Text Suggestion in iOS 8 In 3 Minutes

Last updated: February 22, 2015 at 23:06 pm

As you open your iPhone’s Messaging or any typing-related app, you will notice a small grey bar above the keyboard. In this bar, Apple predicts the text you have written or you are about to write. This feature – called the “Predictive Text” (QuickType) – is an excellent addition to many iOS users, while some of us find it incredibly annoying.

And what should you do if you find something annoying in your iPhone or iPad? Simply turn that damn thing OFF.

How To Turn OFF Predictive Text Suggestions

Note: Turning OFF Predictive Text will force iOS devices to remove the horizontal bar above the text keyboard. You can always enable it by toggling the switch.

Steps To Follow: Go to Settings, General and then tap on Keyboard. Scroll to find the “Predictive” switch – turn it OFF (if the button is not green, then you have disabled those word suggestions successfully)

Very simple, right?

Remember that you will no longer received any Predictive Text suggestions while you are messaging. However, this isn’t going to stop your iOS device from autocorrecting the words you have typed. To stop that, read this article: Reset iOS 8’s Autocorrect Dictionary

Note: Articles written at are valid for every Apple device running iOS 8.0, iOS 8.1, iOS 8.2, iOS 8.3, iOS 8.4 / 8.4.1 firmware