Your Guide to Disabling Autocorrect on Nearly Every Device
Have you ever wanted to get rid of autocorrect on your phone? Here’s how to get rid of that pesky feature that can often do more harm than good!
Autocorrect: sometimes it can be a lifesaver, but other times it can be a serious inconvenience. If you’re someone who would rather get rid of autocorrect all together, here is how you can turn it off across multiple devices.
If you’re tired of autocorrect on your iPhone changing things for you, it’s very easy to turn off.
- Go into Settings on your iPhone or your iPad.
- Select “General,” which is a part of the third grouping (below Do Not Disturb).
- Scroll down to find Keyboard, which is below the “Date & Time” option.
- Press the slider to right of “Auto-Correction.”
If you have the Google Keyboard, which the majority of Android devices do, this is a very quick fix.
- Navigate to your Android device’s Settings menu.
- Select “Language & input,” which is near the “Accounts” menu item.
- Find the “Google Keyboard” entry and select it.
- Towards the bottom of the screen, select “Text correction.”
Windows has gotten into the autocorrect game with the addition of the feature in Windows 10. As with the other devices/operating systems above, however, it can easily be disabled.
- Press the Windows key and the letter I at the same time to open the Settings app.
- Click on Devices, and then on the left hand side of the screen, click “Typing.”
- On the right, click the slider below “Autocorrect misspelled words.”
Apple’s auto correct isn’t only for its iDevices — it is enabled on their laptops and desktops as well. To turn off the feature…
- Within the Apple Menu, go to System Preferences.
- Select “Keyboard.”
- Click the Text tab, and then uncheck “Correct spelling automatically.”