If you want to turn off autocorrect on your Android phone, because it is bothering you or suggesting words you don’t want to use, disabling it is very easy.
How to disable autocorrect on Android, with GBoard
If you use an Android phone with GBoard, this is how you turn off autocorrect:
- Open your phone’s settings and then tap “System”.
- Tap “Languages and input”, then “Virtual keyboard”.
- Tap “GBoard”.
- Select “Text correction” and go to the “Corrections” section.
- You’ll see an option called “Auto-correction”. Deactivate it by sliding the toggle.
How to turn off autocorrect on Samsung devices, without GBoard
If you are the owner of a Samsung device, you’ve probably searched in vain for the GBoard. Here’s what you can do instead:
- Open your phone’s settings and tap “General management”.
- Under “Language and input”, select “On-screen keyboard”.
- Tap “Samsung Keyboard”.
- In the next step, select “Smart typing”.
- Find the option “Predictive text” and deactivate it.