How to Turn off Autocorrect
Autocorrect is a great feature that automatically corrects the spelling of a word as you type on your Android or iPhone. However, it sometimes can be an annoying feature when it corrects things in a way that you don't want. If that is the case, you can get rid of this feature. Here's how to turn off Autocorrect on iPhone, iPad, Android, and Word.
How to turn off autocorrect on iPhone and iPad
1. Open the Settings app on your iPhone or iPad then select General.
2. Scroll down and tap on Keyboard.
3. Find the Auto-Correction option in the All Keyboards section.
4. To turn off autocorrect, tap the Auto-Correction button so that it turns from green to grey.
If you want to turn autocorrect back on, just come back to this page and swipe the button to make it green.
Note: You may also want to turn off Auto-Capitalization and Check Spelling to make sure that your text appears exactly as you type it. Check Text Replacement to get rid of some automatic corrections, like when your device changes "omw" to "On my way!"
How to turn off Autocorrect on Android
Turn off Autocorrect in Gboard
1. Swipe down twice from the top of your Android phone to open the Quick Settings toggles, then tap the gear icon.
2. Go to the Settings menu and tap on System.
3. Select Languages & Input.
4. Choose On-screen Keyboard option.
5. Tap Gboard to open the Gboard app settings.
6. Tap on Text Correction.
7. Scroll down and toggle off Auto-Correction.
All done! Autocorrect won't mess up your typing on Android anymore. Now, only your own mistakes can do that.
Turn off Autocorrect on a Samsung Galaxy Phone
1. Swipe down from the top of your Samsung device and tap the gear icon.
2. Go to General Management.
3. Select Samsung Keyboard Settings.
4. Toggle off the Predictive Text button.
All done! The keyboard will stop autocorrecting what you wanted to say and instead offer suggestions. You have to fix your mistakes now.
How to turn AutoCorrect on or off in Word
1. Go to File > Options > Proofing and then select AutoCorrect Options.
2. Now on the AutoCorrect tab, select or clear Replace text as you type.
1. On the Word menu, choose Preferences > AutoCorrect.
2. Select or clear Replace text as you type.
1. Go to the Review section and click the arrow next to Spelling & Grammar.
2. Select AutoCorrect Options...
3. Select or clear Replace text as you type.
At the moment, Word for the web has a smaller set of AutoCorrect options than Word for the desktop.
So that's how to turn off Autocorrect on different devices. f you have time, you should always check your messages for mistakes before sending them. So, you can be sure that your message delivers what you want it to. If the message is long, you can make it easier to read by stopping after each paragraph. There are a lot of words that sound alike, so it's always a good idea to check for mistakes before you send your messages.
How do you feel about autocorrect? Have you gotten in trouble because of it, or does it help you? Just share your thoughts in the comment section below.