How to Easily Disable Autocorrect on Your iPhone in 3 Steps
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(Pocket-lint) – Autocorrect on the iPhone is sometimes cool. Other times it can be a real nuisance…let’s say you might want to turn it off. If this happens to you, know that it’s easy and you can do it in less than five seconds. All you need to do is dive into the Settings app. Here’s everything you need to know.
What is Autocorrect on iPhone?
Automatic correction is technically called “Auto-Correction”. According to Apple, this software feature uses your keyboard’s dictionary to check the spelling of words as you type. It aims to automatically correct misspelled words for you. To use it, just type in a text field on your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch.
How to turn off autocorrect on your iPhone?
Make sure you are using the latest version of iOS on your iPhone. The steps below also work on iPad and iPod Touch.
- Open the Settings app.
- Touch General > Keyboard.
- Disable autocorrect.
- By default, autocorrect is enabled.
Is autocorrect different from predictive text?
Yes. Apple’s “autocorrect” feature is separate from its “predictive text” feature. With predictive text, you can write and complete entire sentences with just a few keystrokes.
As you type, you’ll see choices for words and phrases that you’re most likely to type next. Apple said its software provides text recommendations based on your past conversations, your writing style, and even the websites you visit in Safari. To turn predictive text on or off, go to Settings > General > Keyboard, and turn Predictive off.
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Written by Maggie Tillman.