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How to turn off autocorrect on Android

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Autocorrection is something many people would gladly use while others will immediately dismiss it. Every app has it and you can turn it off with a little work, hidden in keyboard settings. Today, we made sure to explain how to turn off autocorrect on Android and listed the 3 most-used keyboard apps in the whole ecosystem. Learn everything you need to know below.

How do I turn off autocorrect in settings?

1. Disable Autocorrect on Gboard

Most people and most OEMs gave up on their experimenting with first-party apps and gave in to Google’s Gboard. It’s mostly reliable, has a lot of new features in a few years, and has many things going for it. Many competing apps fell out of favor recently and Gboard is getting better with each new update.

Of course, as one would expect, Gboard comes with an advanced autocorrect feature that is usually enabled by default. And, truth be told, many users are not keen to use it on a daily basis, as it can be a bit annoying.

If you want to disable Autocorrect on Gboard, follow these steps:

  1. Tap on any Type Bar to summon Gboard. Anything that will bring up the keyboard, really.
  2. Tap on the Cog icon to open Settings.
  3. Select Text correction.
  4. Swipe down and disable Auto-correction.

That’s it. There are many other options you can enable or disable and customize Gboard to your liking. Of course, without Autocorrect to make changes in your conversations and annoy you.

2. Turn off Autocorrect on the Samsung Keyboard

Now, Samsung persists when it comes to its proprietary keyboard solution. And they have every right considering that, primarily, they are the number one smartphone manufacturer in the world and, secondly, you can go for a third-party keyboard whenever you want.

The opinions about Samsung Keyboard are, as always, divided but many users never go to lengths to download alternatives. And, just like on Gboard, the Samsung Keyboard has Autocorrect enabled so many of those users are looking for a way to disable it as swiftly as possible.

If you want to turn off Autocorrect on Samsung Keyboard, here’s what you need to do:

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Tap General Management.
  3. Tap Language and input and then select On-screen keyboard.
  4. Choose Samsung Keyboard.
  5. Select Smart Typing.
  6. Disable Predictive text.

You can also disable other automatic options such as Auto punctuate and Auto capitalize.

3. Disable autocorrection on Microsoft SwiftKey

Microsoft acquired SwiftKey Keyboard as one of their ways to sneak into the Android ecosystem and, despite a legendary keyboard lost some of its old-day charms, it’s still used by millions worldwide. Being recognized as the best app for glide typing to this day, it also predicts words based on your typing patterns. It also autocorrects them, if you allow it to do so.

Now, there are no two same users so some would get used to autocorrect and find it helpful while others will hate it from the start. Disabling Autocorrect on SwiftKey is quite a simple task, just like with the previously mentioned keyboards.

Here’s how to disable autocorrect on Microsoft SwiftKey for Android:

  1. Open SwiftKey from the Home Screen or App Drawer.
  2. Select Typing.
  3. Disable Quick prediction insert and Autocorrect (if available).

That’s it. Thank you for reading and, if you have some questions or suggestions concerning anything and everything Android-related, feel free to tell us in the comments section below.

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Aleksandar Ognjanovic

Managing editor at Mobile Internist. @lemmingspain My fascination with mobile technology, particularly Android and iOS, began years ago and continues today. I'm captivated by the constant evolution in the smartphone industry and its impact on our daily lives, always anticipating the next big innovation. That’s the main reason why I found myself writing instructive content on the subject for users who are not as familiar with all the bells and whistles.
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