How To Turn Off Spelling Autocorrection for Android?

    How To Turn Off Spelling Autocorrection for Android?

    Self-correct is one of those smartphones that people like to hate. It can also be extremely annoying, however handy it may be. On your Android device, we’ll show you how to turn it off for good.

    You definitely witnessed it even though you are somehow unfamiliar with the word “self-correct.” Auto-correcting is when you type on your phone or tablet and the keyboard automatically corrects without your input.

    This can be useful, for example, if you type “Bioinformat” erroneously and corrects the word “Bioinformatics” if you have not even noticed that you made a typo. But autocorrect can “right” stuff a lot of time in a way you don’t like, but the good news is that you can turn it off.

    We will discuss how to auto-correctly disable Google’s Gboard keyboard and Samsung’s default keyboard on Galaxy smartphones. Let’s get started.

    Turn off Autocorrect in Gboard

    First, swipe down twice from the top of your Android smartphone or tablet’s screen to reveal the Quick Settings toggles and tap the gear icon.

    open the shade and tap the gear icon

    Next, go to the “System” section in the Settings menu.

    select system

    Now, select “Languages & Input.”

    languages and input

    Choose the “On-screen Keyboard” option under the Keyboard heading.

    on-screen keyboard

    Tap “Gboard” to open the Gboard app settings.

    select Gboard

    Now, we can go to the “Text Correction” section.

    go to text correction

    Scroll down and toggle off “Auto-Correction.”

    turn off auto correction

    That’s it! No more autocorrections will mess up your typing. Only your own typos will do that now.

    Turn off Autocorrect on a Samsung Galaxy Phone

    First, swipe down once from the top of your Samsung Galaxy device’s screen and tap the gear icon.

    open the shade and tap the gear icon

    Next, go to “General Management.”

    general management

    Select “Samsung Keyboard Settings.”

    samsung keyboard settings

    All you need to do is toggle off “Predictive Text.

    turn off predictive text

    That’s it! The keyboard will stop trying to predict what you meant to say and make suggestions. It’s up to you to fix your typos now.

    How to improve autocorrect for Android?

    Switching off autocorrect might feel too drastic. If so, instead, you should explore how to make it function better for your needs. One of the easiest ways to do this is to add a dictionary. You will help make it more intelligent by incorporating sentences, names and odd words that you might not know.

    Add words to your dictionary: There are a few ways to do this. When you see a word highlighted in red, you can tap on it and then tap “Add to dictionary.”

    You can also tackle a whole group of words in one go by clicking on the gear icon and on the dictionary. Tap “Personal dictionary” and in the corner, tap the plus sign. Type the word you want to add, and then go back to the corner arrow. You can see your dictionary’s latest title.

    Remove words suggested: you can add words, but you can take them away as well. This is useful if the dictionary has learned a misword, or if it autocorrects those terms continuously for others you do not like. Keep the suggested word at the top of the keyboard while typing. An icon of trash will appear. Drag the word and drop it on the trash can.

    How to improve autocorrect for Android?

    I checked this by opening a Gmail and typing the phrase “That’s so wei.” Android autocorrected it for me when I left the “rd” of “weird.” I tried again then, but this time I took the word “weird” from the suggestions and dragged it down to the trash icon. When I tried the sentence again, it wasn’t “weird” anymore.

    Auto corrections are not flawless, but if you find them more useful than irritating, then it is all about. You might find that you’re happier switched off with it.

    Rajat Singh
    Rajat Singh is the Editor-in-chief at Bioinformatics India, he is a Master's in Bioinformatics and validates all the data present on this website. Independent of his academic qualifications he is a marketing geek and loves to explore trends in SEO, Keyword research, Web design & UI/UX improvement.

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