Typing on a small keyboard is something that we have become used to over the years as smartphones have become more popular, but it can still be difficult to be accurate. Some of this problem has been alleviated with the larger phones and more responsive screens that we’ve gotten in recent years, but it can still be an issue.
One way to help with typing inaccuracies is with the predictive text feature on your iPhone. However, this setting can be turned off, leaving you to type without any assistance. Fortunately it can also be turned back on. Our guide below will show you how to turn on predictive text on an iPhone.
How to Enable the Predictive Text Feature on an iPhone
The steps in this article were performed on an iPhone 7 Plus in iOS 12.1.4. By enabling this setting you will be turning on the predictive text feature in any location that uses the iPhone’s default keyboard, including apps like Messages and Mail.
Step 1: Open the Settings app.
Step 2: Choose the General option.
Step 3: Select the Keyboard option.
Step 4: Scroll down and tap the button to the right of Predictive to turn it on.
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Matthew Burleigh has been a freelance writer since the early 2000s. You can find his writing all over the Web, where his content has collectively been read millions of times.
Matthew received his Master’s degree in Computer Science, then spent over a decade as an IT consultant for small businesses before focusing on writing and website creation.
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