How To Turn Off or Autocorrect Feature On any Android Device

How To Turn Off or Autocorrect Feature On any Android Device

The Android auto correction feature can be a pain for those who love to chat on their mobile. This feature automatically corrects any unknown word. So whenever you use short forms, abbreviations, or taglines, it automatically replaces them with a most matching word. It is seriously very irritating when this happens all the time.

When I was a new Android user, I had the same problem of auto-correction. I was unable to find a one-time solution,which really got me frustrated. Later on, I discovered the perfect way to turn this feature off. This bought me so much joy and excitement, just the fact that i was able to learn something new about my device. The things you can learn about your phone or devise when you play around with it. Today I am sharing the best way to get rid of this annoying keyboard feature. If you decide to turn this feature back to the default state, then I have provided the steps for that as well. Just go through this article thoroughly.

What Are The Benefits Of Tuning Off Android Auto Correct?

By turning off the auto-correct, you can get rid of annoying unwanted corrections in Android. If you type a name, it will directly make it a meaningful word. Type a short form or an abbreviation, and it will make a meaningful word from it. To get rid of all these unwanted text corrections, you need to turn auto-correct off.

How to Turn Off Auto Correct on Android? Step By Step Tutorial.

The settings for auto correct in Android can vary from device to device. But the most common keyboard which is usually used in Android phone is Gboard. The auto correct feature settings are hidden in the depth of keyboard settings.  But don’t worry we are providing step by step guide to turn off auto correct.

  1. Open “Settings” app.
  2. Go to “System”.
  3. Select “Language and input”.
  4. Click on the “virtual keyboard”.
  5. The list of currently installed keyboards will appear on the screen.
  6. Tap on “Gboard” or the keyboard you are using now.
  7. Press on “Text correction”.
  8. Move downwards the given list and tap on the “Auto-correction” to turn it off.

Key benefits of Auto-Correction

The auto-correction feature also has many advantages:

  • The mistyped  or typo word can be corrected automatically.
  • Enhances typing speed.
  • Suitable for less educated people to write quickly.
  • Good for typing professional Emails, letters, applications, documents, etc.

How to Re-Enable the Auto-Correct Feature in Android?

To enable the auto-correction feature on Android, follow the same steps as we did to disable it. The procedure is almost the same, but this time turn on the Auto-correction and enjoy.

Wrapping It Up

You can easily disable and re-enable auto-correct with few taps on your phone’s screen. We hope this article helped you.

Leo Smith is an avid technical blogger, a magazine contributor, a publisher of guides at, and a professional cyber security analyst. Through her writing, she aims to educate people about the dangers and threats lurking in the digital world.

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