Disable Auto Replace on Galaxy S20, S10, S9

auto replace Galaxy S9, S10

What’s the Problem and Why Disable Auto Replace?

Automatic word replacement is a feature that is designed to fix typos on Android. In Samsung Keyboard app on Galaxy devices it is called auto replace. It can be rather handy in many cases if you use the official language. But as soon as you start using slang chatting with your friends, you will likely face some frustrating moments. The auto correction feature will replace the majority of spoken words with the “correct” words belonging to the official language that are similar in spelling. The program will simply think that you made a typo while you wrote that way intentionally.

In this tutorial I will show how to disable auto replace on Samsung Galaxy S20, S10, S9, Note 9, Note 8 running One UI on Android 9 Pie.

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Enable Full Screen Gestures Mode (Hide Navigation Bar) on Galaxy S20, S10, S9

Samsung Galaxy S9 Full Screen no navigation bar Android 9

In this guide I will explain how to enable the full screen gestures mode and thereby hide the navigation bar buttons on Samsung Galaxy S20, S10, S9, Note 10, 9 and similar models running Android 9 Pie with Samsung’s One UI 1.1 and Android 10 with One UI 2.0.

In Android 8 you could hide the navigation bar but you had to retrieve it to navigate. With Android 9 Pie update you can completely hide the navigation bar with all buttons and finally make the gorgeous screen of you Galaxy S9 or Note 9 clean of all that stuff. If your Galaxy device runs Android 10 with One UI 2.0, you can choose between even more options. And here is how you can switch to gestures without any visible nav icon/button.

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Record High-Quality Stereo Sound on Galaxy S20, S10, S9 or Galaxy Note

Almost every modern phone has at least two microphones. The 2-mic setup is used for noise cancellation during calls and for recording the stereo sound while shooting video. But you can also force a third-party or native app to use both mics for recording audio instead of default mono mode. In such a way you can capture unique material for your vlogs or even music tracks. In this article we will explain how to record a stereo sound with a superb quality on your Samsung Galaxy S20, S10, Note 9, Note 8, S9, S8 and similar Galaxy devices.

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How to Enable and Disable Screenshots Notifications on Android 10, 9, 8

Screenshot saved. Tap to view your screenshot

I take screenshots every day because my hobby is creating how-tos on tunecomp.net. And I must admit, I hate to see pop-up every time saying “Screenshot captured” or “Screenshot saved. Tap to view your screenshot”. And mostly because if I take another one a few seconds later it will contain this pop-us itself captured. Besides that, there is a notification in the Status bar and on the lock screen. Here is how you can get rid of pop-ups and notifications after taking screenshots on Android 10, 9 and 8 so you won’t have to dismiss them each time.

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How to Format an SD Card on Galaxy S20, S10, S9, Note 10

format SD card Galaxy S9 S8 Note 9

An external SD card is great for storing your camera photos and videos while the apps should be installed on internal storage of your Android phone or tablet. When you insert a new SD card into your phone and even more the used one, you’d better format it. Your phone won’t prompt you to erase your SD card. That’s why you need to format it manually using the Android Settings app. This is highly recommended to prevent glitches of the file system. Besides that this will erase all unnecessary information stored by previous device and delete all possible malware. If you just insert your memory card into the phone or tablet it may work fine but it will likely contain folders created by the operating system itself and apps that were installed there. Here is how to manually format an SD card on Galaxy S20, S10, S9 and their sub models under Android 8, 9 and 10 with One UI. Also here you will learn how to unmount and eject your external storage.

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How to Remove Bixby Home Screen on Samsung Galaxy S20, S10, S9 or Note Devices

Bixby Home

I know, that many of you don’t like or don’t need Bixby. Personally I prefer Google Assistant, I like it very much (especially its default voice) and I got used to using it in general. So I just don’t have any motivation to change it for something else. I don’t try to say that Bixby is bad but obviously it is not so cool as Google Assistant or at least Siri.

As you might know, it is possible to turn off the Bixby button. There even exists a method to do it without installing any third-party apps. But it is necessary to log in to your Samsung account because if you are not authorized you can’t neither use Bixby nor change its settings. Let’s say you have disabled the dedicated Bixby button. But every time you accidentally get on its screen you still start hearing that annoying “Hi! I’m Bixby!” and then it asks you to log in or register. Here is how to remove Bixby home screen from your Galaxy device. We will show it on our Galaxy S9 running Android 8 with Samsung experience launcher.

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