I bought a Droid 2 in August, 2011. I loved the phone when I first got it. I really wanted a keyboard with real buttons as opposed to a touch screen, which is why I went with a Droid vs. an IPhone. Having easy access to email was great, and I will admit, I do enjoy the Scrabble-like game Words With Friends.
After about a month though, the texting started acting up. I was suddenly only allowed to text one word at a time per message. I spent a couple hours going through all the different options to try to figure out how to fix my texting problem, but to no avail. I went to the Verizon store and they just sent me a replacement phone (refurbished, of course).
I had that phone about 3 months, and the same texting issue happened. I was getting so frustrated because it takes forever to get assistance at the Verizon store by my house. Each visit is an hour long investment, and I thought it was pretty ridiculous considering I made my original purchase only four months prior.
This time when I went to get technical assistance at Verizon, the salesperson actually knew of a fix for the phone. He scrolled through a bunch of menus, handed my phone back to me, and all was good. That fix last about 2 months. Then, this past week, the same problem happened- I could only text one word at a time. Again, I went back to Verizon and they did the same thing and fixed my phone. I asked if Verizon had posted a fix to this problem on the internet and they told me that had not, but that they would write down the instructions for me so I wouldn’t have to go back to the store for it to be fixed when it broke down again. So, I have decided to take those instructions and post them on the internet myself.
How To Fix The One Word Per Message Texting Issue On the Motorola Droid 2 Phone
- Go to Settings and select ‘Applications’
- Select ‘Manage Applications’
- Select ‘All’, which is located at the top of the screen
- Scroll down the menu and select ‘Multi-Touch Keyboard’
- In the ‘Storage’ section, select ‘Clear Data’
- Back out to the main home screen
- Go back in to Settings
- Select ‘Language and Keyboard’
- Select ‘Multi-Touch Keyboard’
- Scroll to find ‘Next Word Prediction’ and UNSELECT that option