How to Turn Off Autocorrect on an iPhone
iPhone’s autocorrect feature can be a godsend in times when you’ve completely forgotten how to spell something. But when you want to spell a word in a particular way, and your iPhone won’t allow it, it can be an annoyance. To avoid sounding silly (or worse) when you don’t notice your iPhone autocorrecting something, you can disable the feature.
Keep reading, and we’ll show you how to turn off the autocorrect feature on each model of iPhone. Plus, our FAQs discuss other ways you can make texting a little easier.
How to Turn Off Autocorrect on an iPhone X, 11, or 12
To disable autocorrect on your iPhone X, 11, or 12, follow these steps:
- Open the “Settings” app.
- Press “General,” then “Keyboard.”
- Under the “All Keyboards,” “Auto-Correction” will be enabled by default. Toggle the switch to disable it.
How to Turn Off Autocorrect on an iPhone 6, 7, or 8
The steps for disabling the autocorrect feature have been kept the same for a while. Therefore, it’s achieved in the same way via the earlier models as the later ones. Here’s how to disable “Auto-Correction:”
- Launch the “Settings” app.
- Tap “General,” then “Keyboard.”
- Beneath the “All Keyboards” section, toggle the “Auto-Correction” option to disable it.
How Do You Turn Off Autocorrect on an iPad?
Here’s how to turn off “Auto-Correction” on your iPad:
1. Open the “Settings” app, then tap “General.”
2. Scroll down to the “Keyboard” option.
3. Beneath the “All Keyboards” section, go to the “Auto-Correction” option.
4. To disable autocorrect, tap the “Auto-Correction” switch to turn it from green to grey.
How Do You Add Words to Predictive Text on iPhone?
To add words to your iPhone dictionary for predictive text, follow these steps:
1. Open the “Settings” app.
2. Tap “General,” then “Keyboards.”
3. Press “Text Replacement,” then tap the plus (+) in the top-right.
4. Now you can add the words you want your iPhone to identify. You can also include shortcuts to autofill a phrase or paragraph of text you want as you type.
Autocorrect: Great for Saving Time and Wasting It
When autocorrect corrects misspelled words in our text messages, it’s terrific. However, sometimes it takes a while to convince it that we want to spell a word in a particular way, which can slow us down significantly. Although this feature is enabled by default, it can be switched off at any time by simply toggling the switch in the “Keyboard” menu.
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