Turn Off Autocorrects on Android Device

Today, we don’t just have cellular phones that can go anywhere, but we have smartphones that seem like they can do approximately anything. Android phones surely have progressed tremendously over the decades. Many of us remember when the numbers used to be dialed on a rotary, and the novelty of having a cordless phone in the home. Sometimes you type a word correctly and autocorrect still changes. This can happen because it’s a word is detected from another language, or just because your phone’s built-in dictionary doesn’t recognize a perfectly real word and tries to change it to one, it is familiar with.

You need to fix the autocorrect because it doesn’t understand actual words but keeps correcting words with incorrect spelling or words that do not make any sense. The autocorrect has to recognize more real words; it has been taking much more time to communicate by texting on our smartphones that often means typing out the sentences and message we want to deliver through texts messages or emails rather than speaking them aloud.

If you think that you’ve been spending more time correcting the autocorrects than you would have been if it hadn’t existed, so you’d definitely want to turn off autocorrects on your smartphones. To do so, read this article and follow the guidelines mentioned below:

  1. Go to the Settings.
  2. Scroll down and tap on the Language and Input option. You will find it in the Personal section of the menu.
  3. Click your active keyboard. It can be Google Keyboard or Android Keyboard.
  4. Tap on the Text Correction option. You will find it near the middle of the menu.
  5. Then you will need to slide the ON Auto-correction button to OFF position.

Note: In some of the devices it can be a box that you will need to uncheck. Auto-correction is expected to re-enable after you update your Android device, so you may need to turn it off again.

  1. Go back to the Home screen by tapping the Home button. Now your texts aren’t going to autocorrected as you type on your phone.


Robert Coleman is a Microsoft Office expert and has been working in the technical industry since 2002. As a technical expert, Samuel has written technical blogs, manuals, white papers, and reviews for many websites such as office.com/setup. 


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