Over the years, Samsung has made huge improvements to its Android skin, but there’s one thing that’s still pretty awful. Samsung Keyboard is very bad, and it’s honestly a bit impressive just how bad it is in the year 2024.
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Samsung Keyboard is the default, out-of-the-box keyboard provided on all Galaxy devices. It supports most mainstream features, like swipe typing, voice-to-text, autofill from password managers, and more. It even has some unique offerings, like accepting handwriting input from the S Pen, and the new “Chat Assist” features from the Galaxy AI suite.
It’s that last bit that kept me trying out Samsung Keyboard while working our Galaxy S24 Ultra review. And I’ve never had a more frustrating week with a digital keyboard.
Samsung Keyboard is bad.
For the sheer basics, there’s not much wrong with the keyboard. The keys are spaced properly, there’s a handy toolbar at the top, and the number row is also super handy. But when you actually use it, it’s a very poor experience.
The core of the issue is autocorrect. Somehow, Samsung’s autocorrect is both incredibly aggressive, but also not aggressive enough in catching typos. When I type a name or word that’s doesn’t match Samsung’s dictionary, the keyboard will fight me time after time after time that it knows the spelling is correct.
The name “Derrek” is just one example. Samsung refuses to acknowledge that some…
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