How to Disable Autocorrect on an iPhone

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The iPhone's autocorrect feature can be a godsend when you've completely forgotten how to spell something. But when you want to spell a word in a particular way and your iPhone doesn't allow it, it can be annoying. To avoid looking stupid (or worse) when you don't notice your iPhone automatically fixing something, you can disable the feature.

Read on and we'll show you how to turn off the autocorrect feature on each iPhone model. Plus, our FAQ covers other ways to make texting a little easier.



How to Disable Autocorrect on an iPhone X, 11, or 12

To turn off autocorrect on your iPhone X, 11, or 12, follow these steps:

  1. Open the “Settings” app.
  2. Tap on “General”, then on “Keyboard”.
  3. Under "All Keyboards", "Autocorrect" will be enabled by default. Flip the switch to turn it off.

How to Disable Autocorrect on an iPhone 6, 7, or 8

The steps for disabling the autocorrect feature have remained the same for some time. Therefore, it is achieved in the same way via the earlier models as the later models. Here's how to turn off "AutoCorrect:"

  1. Launch the “Settings” app.
  2. Tap on “General”, then on “Keyboard”.
  3. Under the "All Keyboards" section, turn on the "Autocorrect" option to turn it off.

Additional FAQ

How do I turn off autocorrect on an iPad?

Here's how to turn off "autocorrect" on your iPad:


1. Open the "Settings" app, then tap "General".


2. Scroll down to the “Keyboard” option.

3. Under the "All Keyboards" section, navigate to the "Autocorrect" option.


4. To turn off autocorrect, tap the “Autocorrect” switch to turn it from green to gray.

How to add words to predictive text on iPhone?

To add words to your iPhone dictionary for predictive text, follow these steps:

1. Open the “Settings” app.

2. Tap on “General”, then on “Keypads”.

3. Tap "Text Replacement", then tap the plus sign (+) in the top right.

4. You can now add the words you want your iPhone to identify. You can also include shortcuts to autofill any sentence or paragraph of text you want as you type.


Automatic correction: ideal for saving time and wasting it

When autocorrect corrects misspelled words in our text messages, it's great. However, sometimes it takes time to convince him that you want to spell a word in a particular way, which can slow us down considerably. Although this feature is enabled by default, it can be disabled at any time by simply toggling the switch in the "Keyboard" menu.

Have you ever sent a text that didn't make sense because of autocorrect? Share some examples in the comments section below.

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