My tablet is auto-filling information, how do I get it to stop?

Auto-Fill

Autofill is a common default setting on a number of tablets found in the keyboard options. Having this option activated may result in some patients being able to see information typed in by patients who used the tablet before them.

To turn off autofill on Samsung tablets:

1. Go into the tablet's Settings app.

2. Select "Language and input". Click on "Samsung keyboard".

3. Select "Smart typing". Toggle the "Predictive text" switch to the left to disable predictive text.

Other tablets should have similar settings.

Note: If autofill continues to be a problem, it may be useful to download the Google Keyboard ("Gboard") from the Google Play Store and use that instead of the default Samsung keyboard.

Auto-correct

Autocorrect is also a common default tablet setting that can be frustrating if a patient is required to type in free text.

To turn off autocorrect:

  1. Go into the Settings app.
  2. Select "Language & Input".
  3. Select the keyboard that you are using (most likely the Google keyboard, i.e. Gboard).
  4. Select "Text Correction".
  5. Toggle the "Auto-correction" to the left to turn it off.
Was this article helpful?
0 out of 0 found this helpful
Have more questions? Submit a request