Autocorrect is the most convenient feature on Android devices. It auto-correct the spelling of any given the word and also suggests the changes that are required in any sentence. But nowadays it is becoming more annoying than being helpful. It tries to predict all kinds of combinations for the words that you are typing and makes them a new word in a matter of seconds. Sometimes with the unwanted prediction, the duration becomes more for a simple typing task. But luckily, you are here, and we will tell you how to turn off the autocorrect feature in Android.
Benefits of turning off AutoCorrect
We should never use the autocorrect feature with regional languages. For informal chats, we generally use short forms of long words. For, eg: ‘you’ typed as u, ‘fine’ typed as f9, hru? Stands for How are you? etc. Autocorrect tries to correct them by changing the spellings and giving all kinds of possible suggestions.
Is Autocorrect beneficial?
Yes, it is beneficial while working on any official work. If you are working on office assignments and want to use the words which are used officially, then it can help you. If you want to chat with your colleagues formally, it will help you. While drafting an email, if you don’t remember the full spelling of the words, it can help you there too. So there are many uses of this Autocorrect feature in Android.
There can be a situation when you want to use it and vice versa. But the situation demands different usage. So practicing to write without AutoCorrect is never recommended, as it can improve your vocabulary. It will help you understand the spellings of the hardly used words. The dictionary of AutoCorrect feature is always updated, and you can find maximum words out there.
But the situation occurs when you undoubtedly do want to turn this feature off. Like if you are having a personal chat with your friend, then it will be of no use. If you are writing any message that would be easily understood by your family members and relatives, later the autocorrect feature will try to change some words and changes the meaning of the whole sentence. Changing a single word changes the entire purpose of the sentence, and sometimes autocorrect just changs it without any notice, and it becomes hard for the user to understand the changes. We all have faced that problem with the autocorrect feature.
Turning off AutoCorrect
The autocorrect feature is active by default on Android devices. Modification made to them sometimes works in your favor, but usually, they backfire with some deadly conversations. So often people look at the way to altogether disable this feature. So here we are telling you the exact way to turn off this feature.
- Open Settings Tab. Home ~> All apps ~> Settings
- Goto System~> Language And Input ~> Virtual keyboard
- Here you are going to see all the keyboard layout which are currently installed on your device. So now, the next step is selecting the keyboard which you usually use.
- For e.g., Google board or GBoard is the selected keyboard layout then tap on it and goto Text Correction
- From Text Correction~> Auto-Correction Select it
- Disable it, and you are ready to go.
After disabling the auto-correction, check it by typing some informal words and check whether it is getting auto-corrected. If it does, then you might have to disable the other keyboard layout. So when you have disabled the auto-correction on the correct keyboard, then you will find that text not converted anymore. That time you are ready to go.