Autocorrect can be very annoying. Screenshots of embarrassing messages due to autocorrect have flooded the internet – so we can totally understand if you want to turn off this feature. Here’s how you do it on your iPhone or Android phone.
How to turn off autocorrect on iPhone
If you are an iPhone user, please follow these steps:
- Open your iPhone’s settings.
- Scroll down and tap “General”.
- In the next step, tap “Keyboard”.
- Find the option “Auto-Correction” and deactivate it by sliding the toggle.
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.