How to Unblock the Offensive Words Option for Your Samsung Galaxy Tablet’s Dictation

By Dan Gookin

Although not many people use the Samsung Galaxy tablet’s dictation option, it can be handy. And some of the things you dictate may be considered censored. Whether or not you use it, you might notice that it occasionally censors some of the words you utter. Perhaps you’re the kind of person who doesn’t want to put up with that kind of s***.

Just take a moment and relax, b******. You can lift the vocal censorship ban very easily by following these six simple steps:

  1. At the Home screen, touch the Apps icon.

  2. Open the Settings app.

  3. Choose the Controls tab, if you see it on the Settings app screen.

    Not every Settings app uses the tabs across the top of the screen.

  4. On the left side of the screen, select Language and Input.

  5. Touch the Settings icon next to Google Voice Typing.

  6. Deselect the Block Offensive Words option.

And just what are offensive words that your tablet prefers to censor? You may think that censorship would be considered an offensive word. But no, apparently the words s***, c***, and even innocent little old a****** are deemed to be offensive by Google Voice. What the h***?