I love the Word Substitution (aka Auto Text) feature on my BlackBerry. I've set up shortcuts for all three of my kids' names, CrackBerry and all sorts of other words. While using the Word Substitution to catch corrections of misspelled words and writing emails is great, some may not want that feature included when it comes to their SMS messages. Turning off this feature is simple no matter which OS your device is running.
- OS 6 & 7: From within your messages folder, press the BlackBerry Menu key and then select Options. Next, select Text Messaging. Scroll down to Disable Word Subsitution and check the box next to it. Press the BlackBerry menu key again and select Save.
- OS 5: Go to your Options folder and then select SMS Text. Scroll to the Disable Auto Text and change the option to Yes. Press the BlackBerry menu key and then select save.