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android – Turn off autosuggest for EditText?

Posted by: admin March 11, 2020 Leave a comment

Questions:

Is there a way to programmatically turn off that autosuggest list which pops up as you type in EditText?

How to&Answers:

I had the same question but I still wanted to set this option in my XML file so I did a little more research until I found it out myself.

Add this line into your EditText.

android:inputType="textFilter" 

Here is a Tip. Use this line if you want to be able to use the “enter” key.

android:inputType="textFilter|textMultiLine"

Answer:

android:inputType="textNoSuggestions"  

also you’d better read this

Answer:

android:inputType="textVisiblePassword" 

works like a charm

Answer:

Ways to do it:

  1. Programatically
editText.inputType = InputType.TYPE_TEXT_FLAG_NO_SUGGESTIONS
  1. XML
android:inputType="textNoSuggestions"

If you already have some flags set, then:

  1. Programatically
inputType = if (disableSuggestions) {
  InputType.TYPE_TEXT_FLAG_NO_SUGGESTIONS or inputType
} else {
  inputType and InputType.TYPE_TEXT_FLAG_NO_SUGGESTIONS.inv()
}
  1. XML
android:inputType="textNoSuggestions|textPassword"

Answer:

The most reliable approach I have found to getting rid of autocomplete is to use

InputType.TYPE_TEXT_VARIATION_VISIBLE_PASSWORD 

on your EditText control. As charlie has reported in a different answer on this page,

android:inputType="textVisiblePassword" 

is the XML version of this flag.

You can combine this flag with

InputType.TYPE_TEXT_FLAG_NO_SUGGESTIONS

I had been using InputType.TYPE_TEXT_FLAG_NO_SUGGESTIONS without InputType.TYPE_TEXT_VARIATION_VISIBLE_PASSWORD, which worked for most phones, but then I came across a Samsung phone for which I was still getting autocomplete.

Android programmatically disable autocomplete/autosuggest for EditText in emulator

which suggested using InputType.TYPE_TEXT_VARIATION_VISIBLE_PASSWORD.

I tried this (along with InputType.TYPE_TEXT_FLAG_NO_SUGGESTIONS) and it worked. You can see why even a phone that might not take the hint that you don’t want autocomplete would have to allow it to be disabled for a password field. Short of holding our breath, this might be the best way to get what we want from such phones.

On some of my devices, the font was slightly changed by this flag – most noticeably to distinguish a zero (0) from an Oh (O) more clearly, which obviously would be important for displaying a password. But at least it worked, and the new font was not unattractive.

Even though the post on which I found this suggestion was old, the phone I tested on was very recent – a Samsung Galaxy Note II (SPH-L900) stock Android 4.1.2 from Sprint. The keyboard selected was “Samsung Keyboard,” and apparently this was the default for this phone when the customer received it from Sprint. So this problem apparently has persisted over the years for at least some of the important Samsung line of phones.

For those of you who, like me, do not have a Samsung test device, this could be important information.

Answer:

For the android version 8.0 or above this code is not working
and for the autocomplete textview also this code not working so i will suggest you to use below code for the Disable the auto suggestions in 8.0 or above android vesrion use this property of edittext android:importantForAutofill=”no”

                   <EditText
                            android:id="@+id/name"
                            android:layout_width="match_parent"
                            android:layout_height="wrap_content"
                            android:enabled="false"
                            android:focusable="false"
                            android:imeOptions="actionDone"
                            android:maxLength="80"
                            android:maxLines="1"
                            android:textColor="@color/colorBlack"
                            android:textColorHint="@color/colorBlack"
                            android:importantForAutofill="no"
                            android:textSize="@dimen/_12sdp"
                            app:bFontsEdt="light" />

and for the AutoComplete textview like this use this Field to Disable Auto suggestion android:importantForAutofill=”no” :

      <AutoCompleteTextView
                        android:id="@+id/autocompleteEditTextView"
                        android:layout_width="match_parent"
                        android:layout_height="wrap_content"
                        android:layout_marginLeft="@dimen/_3sdp"
                        android:layout_marginTop="@dimen/_5sdp"
                        android:background="@null"
                        android:imeOptions="actionDone"
                        android:singleLine="true"
                        android:text=""
                        android:textColor="@color/colorBlack"
                        android:textColorHint="@color/colorGrayDark"
                        android:importantForAutofill="no"
                        android:textSize="@dimen/_12sdp" />

Answer:

As this is still an issue, I’m going to post this answer. android:inputType=”textVisiblePassword” works but it is undesirable, first because it’s a misrepresentation of the input and second because it disables Gesture Typing!

Instead I had to use BOTH flags textNoSuggestions and textFilter. Either one alone did not work.

android:inputType="textCapSentences|textFilter|textNoSuggestions"

The textCapSentences was for other reasons. But this inputType kept the swipe typing and disabled the suggestion toolbar.

Answer:

I was getting this thing on samsung phones running 4.4.4. This solved my problem

android:inputType="text|textVisiblePassword|textNoSuggestions"

Answer:

OK, the problem was – in Eclipse you don’t get suggestion for flag named: textNoSuggestion

And you can’t set it in main.xml (where you design UI) because that attribute for inputType isn’t recognized. So you can set it in code using int const:

EditText txtTypeIt = (EditText) this.findViewById(R.id.txtTypeIt);
txtTypeIt.setInputType(524288);

And thanks jasta00 for helping me out figure answer for this one.

Answer:

You can solve this problem by using this:

android:importantForAutofill="no" 

Android O has the feature to support Auto-filling for fields,Just only use this in your xml, It will disable autofill hints

Answer:

EditText emailTxt=(EditText)findViewById(R.id.email);
emailTxt.setInputType(android.text.InputType.TYPE_CLASS_TEXT | android.text.InputType.TYPE_TEXT_VARIATION_VISIBLE_PASSWORD);

This will help you.

Answer:

android:inputType="text|textNoSuggestions"

Answer:

You could simply use the EditText’s setThreshold() method. Set the threshold to let’s say 100 when you don’t want to show predictions. If you want to re-activate showing predictions, set it back to a small int like 1 or 2 depending on your needs.

Answer:

    // 100% correct & tested
    txtKey = (EditText) view.findViewById(R.id.txtKey);
    txtKey.setPrivateImeOptions("nm");
    txtKey.setInputType(InputType.TYPE_TEXT_VARIATION_VISIBLE_PASSWORD | InputType.TYPE_TEXT_FLAG_NO_SUGGESTIONS);
    if (Build.VERSION.SDK_INT >= Build.VERSION_CODES.O) {
        txtKey.setImportantForAutofill(View.IMPORTANT_FOR_AUTOFILL_NO);
    }