While trying to write seamlessly, auto-correction can mess up the message you’re trying to convey. In such cases, the only ideal option is to completely turn off this feature.
So, let’s explore how you can turn on or off Autocorrect on all platforms.
How to Turn AutoCorrect Off on Mobile?
If you want to turn off AutoCorrect for mobile, you can do it either from your settings or within some apps. So, here are some easy ways you can turn off Autocorrect on mobile.
Some settings might differ depending on your phone’s brand. However, the common default keyboard for most Android phones is the Gboard (Google Keyboard). So, you can easily access it without visiting the settings.
- Open any messaging app to open the keyboard.
- Tap on the gear icon to open keyboard settings.
- On the Settings page, tap on Text Correction.
- Slide the toggle to turn off Auto-correction.
On iPhone or iPad
The process to turn off AutoCorrect on an iPhone or an iPad is the same. So, here’s how you can do it:
- Go to Settings.
- Tap on General and then Keyboard.
- On the new page, slide the toggle on Auto-Correction to turn it off.
How to Turn Autocorrect Off on Programs?
There are different ways to disable the Autocorrect feature depending on the platform you’re using. Here’s how you can turn autocorrect off on most programs:
On Google Docs
- Open any doc file.
- From the header menu, go to Tools.
- Click on Preferences.
- Untick the box that says Automatically Correct Spelling.
- Click OK.
On MS Office Programs
The steps to turn off the Autocorrect feature are the same on all programs of Microsoft Office, like Excel, Outlook, and Powerpoint. For example, if you want to turn off Autocorrect for MS Word on Windows, you can follow these steps:
- Open any Word document.
- Click on File at the top.
- From the left panel, go to Options.
- Select Proofing and click on AutoCorrect Options.
- From the AutoCorrect tab, either select or clear Replace text as you type.
If you’re using MS Word on Mac, you might notice some slightly different settings.
- Click on the Word menu beside the Apple logo.
- Go to Preferences.
- Click on AutoCorrect.
- Check the box that says Replace text as you type.
If you use Microsoft 365, you can follow these steps:
- Open a Word document and click on Review.
- Click on the small arrow logo beside Spelling & Grammar.
- Click on AutoCorrect Options.
- Then, you can clear Replace text as you type.
How to Turn Off Autocorrect on Windows?
Here’s how you can turn off Autocorrect on Windows:
- Click on the Start menu and go to Settings.
- Go to Devices.
- Click on Typing.
- In the new Settings page, slide the toggle on the first menu that says Autocorrect Misspelled Words under the Spelling section.
You can also turn off Highlight misspelled words if you find it bothersome.
How to Turn Off Autocorrect on Mac?
You can follow these steps to turn off Autocorrect on Mac:
- Go to System Preferences.
- Click on Keyboard and then go to Text.
- Untick the box that says Correct Spelling automatically.
You can also turn off Capitalize words automatically if you prefer.
How to Turn Autocorrect Off on Grammarly?
Here are some easy steps to turn off auto-correction on Grammarly.
- Open the Grammarly app on your phone.
- Tap on the Keyboard page.
- Turn off the Auto-Correction option.
How to Turn Off Autocorrect on Browsers?
There are different ways to turn off the auto-correction option on browsers. Here’s how you can do it:
On Google Chrome
- Click on the three-dotted menu and access the Settings.
- Slide the toggle to turn off Spell Check.
- Open Safari and click on Edit.
- Click on Spelling and Grammar.
- Turn off the options that say Check Spelling While Typing, Correct Spelling Automatically, and Check Grammar with Spelling.
How to Turn Off Predictive Text on Samsung?
If you use a Samsung phone, you can turn off Predictive Text which auto-suggests words and phrases. Here’s how you can do it:
- Open your phone’s settings and go to General Management.
- Select Samsung Keyboard Settings.
- Slide the toggle to turn off Predictive text.
Alternatively, you can also tap on the Settings icon on your keyboard and turn off the Predictive text. If you have an older version of the Samsung phone, you might notice Language and input settings instead of General Management.