Stop the Android softkeyboard from word completion

How do you stop the Android softkeyboard from displaying completed text in a TextView. It is very important for my application that the spelling is not shown. In 1.6 SDK I made the InputType = VisiblePassword and that seemed to stop it, however this does not appear to work in the 2.1 SDK.


Asked by: Lucas562 | Posted: 24-01-2022

Answer 1

Did you try setting inputType to textNoSuggestions? That's API an API level 5, though, so you probably want to continue to include textVisiblePassword for the previous versions.

Answered by: Walter863 | Posted: 25-02-2022

Answer 2


according to this, may or may not be supported by the IDE.

However, this seems to work more often


Answered by: Brad230 | Posted: 25-02-2022

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