How to turn off autocorrect on iPhone or Mac

Apple built autocorrect into their keyboard to help users type with confidence and minimize typing mistakes. That sounds great in theory, but it doesn’t always work properly.

Autocorrect sometimes inserts a word that you didn’t mean to write or makes “corrections” you didn’t want to make. People who type in certain languages other than English find autocorrect very annoying. Let’s take a look at how to turn off autocorrect on your iPhone or Mac.

Turn off Autocorrect on the iPhone or iPad


Step 1:  Open your device’s Settings.

Step 2:  Scroll down and tap on General.

Step 3:  Scroll down and tap on Keyboard.

Step 4:  Slide the “Auto-Correction” button to the “Off” position.


Turn off Autocorrect on the Mac

Auto-Correction also appears in Mac OS X. While it’s not such a problem in OS X (because typing on a keyboard is generally more accurate), it can still cause problems. If you’ve decided that you no longer want to use Auto-Correction in OS X, follow these steps:


Step 1:  Open System Preferences.

Step 2:  Choose Keyboards.

Step 3:  Click the Text tab.

Step 4:  Deselect the tick in Correct Spelling Automatically.

Now as you type in OS X you will no longer find words corrected automatically. With Autocorrect turned off you will be able to spell words however you want.



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