How to Turn Off Auto Correct in Android

Auto correction is boon and bane for Android device owners. A boon if you are typing in English and a bane if you are using your regional language using the Roman alphabet. While you are typing a message in English, the auto correction or predictive text gives you suggestions and you can tap on those predictive texts. This will save your thumb strength; moreover, auto correction also removes spelling mistake as it also suggests correct spellings.

On the other hand, auto correction can be a headache if you are typing messages in your native language using the Roman alphabet. If you lose concentration and just tap on space bar of the keyboard, you may insert another word and not the one you intended to type. To avoid such gaffe, you should better turn off auto correction or predictive text option on your Android devices.

How to Disable Auto Correct On Android Phones

Note that on many Android smartphones, Auto Correction option is mentioned as Predictive Text. This should not confuse you.

Step #1: Launch Settings on your Android device.

Launch Settings on your Android device.

Step #2: Now locate Language and input option on your Android device.

Now locate Language and input option on your Android device.

Step #3: Tap on any keyboard you are using currently.

Tap on any keyboard you are using currently.

Step #4: Default keyboard on Android device may be named in a different way.

Step #5: Tap on your Default keyboard and it will show settings of the keyboard.

Step #6: Tap on Text Correction option from keyboard settings.

Tap on Text Correction option from keyboard settings.

Step #7: Here, you can toggle Predictive Text or Auto Correction OFF .

Tap on Auto Correction Option and Select any option

Note that many Android devices offer multiple options once you tap on Auto Correction option. This includes Off, Modest, Aggressive, and Very Aggressive. You can select any option of your choice.

Before you go for turning off the Auto Correction option, you can try Modest. You can turn off Auto Correction outright if Modest is still disturbing to you.

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