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.