How To Turn Off AutoCorrect on the iPhone X
The iPhone X is a wonderful device filled with features that make life easier. Unfortunately, the AutoCorrect feature may not be one of them. The feature is meant to make sending messages and emails quicker by anticipating your words, sometimes before you are done typing. At times, it works exactly the way it’s supposed to and increases your correspondence efficiency.
However, your phone will sometimes keep correcting words that you don’t want corrected. Even worse, it will correct words that you don’t see before pressing the “send” button, which could lead to many an embarrassing situation.
If this sounds familiar, don’t worry. You can turn off this feature quickly and easily. Check out the steps below and take back control of your iPhone X.
Quick Steps to Turn Off AutoCorrect
Are you tired of your phone correcting you? Here is how to easily switch off this feature on your iPhone X.
Step 1 – Access General Settings
First, you need to access your settings tab. You can either ask Siri to open it on your phone or you can do it the old-fashioned way by going to your Settings tab and tapping on “General”.
Step 2 – Change Your Settings
Your AutoCorrect is associated with your keyboard, so from the “General” menu, tap on “Keyboard”.
Scroll down to the “Auto-Correction” line and toggle the switch to “Off” to turn the feature off. If you decide later that you miss it, you can go back through these steps and toggle the switch back “On”.
Adding Words to the Dictionary
Before you choose to banish AutoCorrect from your phone, have you considered adding your own words to the dictionary instead? Doing this may help the feature learn words you frequently use and could thus minimize the ensuing word tug-of-war that may happen if your phone doesn’t recognize something.
To add words to your dictionary while you are typing, follow the steps below:
Step 1 – Type Your Word
First, type the word you want to add and press the space bar in any of your apps. Don’t worry about your iPhone picking it up. If it likes to AutoCorrect it, it will show up.
When it gets autocorrected, move on to the next step.
Step 2 – Adding Your Word
Press the “Backspace” button when the word gets autocorrected. This will give you a bubble above the word that was corrected. You will see other optional spellings, so tap on the one that you want.
Your iOS internal dictionary memory is permanent, so you won’t have to correct that word again. But if you do run into situations where you need the dictionary to forget your special words, you can do it easily by following the steps below:
Settings > Reset > Reset Keyboard Dictionary
Turning off the AutoCorrect feature on your iPhone X is easy. But rather than jumping directly to disabling this feature, you may want to try adding words to your dictionary first. Maybe this compromise will give you the best of both worlds: typing efficiency without a word replacement battle.