The HTC One went on sale in stores last week, but strangely, one of the most advanced smartphones available on the market comes with one of its most useful features turned off.
The nifty tool, called "Next word prediction," is enabled when users type. As users finish writing a word, the tool displays three words above the keyboard that users can easily tap on to add to their sentence. The feature can be quite a time saver, especially if you are typing out common phrases, such as "Hi, how are you doing?"
But inexplicably, "Next word prediction" comes turned off by default on the HTC One. That's not a big deal, but turning the feature on is confusing and somewhat of a puzzle. I recently reviewed the device, and I had to contact HTC to get instructions about how to enable the feature. Here's how to turn it on.
First, open the HTC One's settings app and scroll down until you see the "Language & keyboard" option. Tap that, then tap "HTC Sense Input" followed by "Advanced." On that screen, tap on "Next word prediction" and the feature should now be on.