Simple Steps to Disable the Auto-Correct Option on Android!
Imagine that you are typing text in a language other than English on your Android-based device. Every time you type in just a few letters, the Android auto-correct feature ‘assumes’ the word to be something from your regular vocabulary (not the verbal one of course) and replaces the letters with the word it finds best suited for the space. Honestly, this can be a very useful feature while you are typing in a language that your device understands and replaces the random text with the correct word. However, like in the case mentioned above, this feature could be anything but useful and may lead to annoyance and wastage of time. So, what do you do? Is there a way out? Thankfully there is…
The auto correct feature in your Android device can be easily disabled, and later on re-enabled, to let it continue its job. Here’s how you can do it in the next few minutes:
- Tap on the Menu icon or return to the main menu by tapping on the Menu button.
- Launch the Settings option and scroll through the sub-menu that will now display.
- Find and tap on the Language & Input option.
- Scroll further and go to the Language & Keyboard option and therein tap on the Android Keyboard option.
- Depending on the device that you have, you will find the Keyboard or Multi-touch Keyboard option; tap on it.
- Uncheck the Spelling Correction or Auto Correct Errors option (whatever may be the case).
- Simple toggling the button or de-selecting the option will do the trick here; you may not get a Save option to tap on.
In a few devices, depending on the Android OS version that may be installed, you may be asked to reboot. Do it for letting the changes take effect.
Return to your message app and try typing in a few words. You’ll notice that Android is no longer prompting you with the ‘correct’ words and you are left to complete typing your message as you want.
If you are using a keyboard app for typing swiftly, and your app doesn’t allow you to disable this option, you will have to install a second keyboard. Check that the option is allowed on the second keyboard and then turn off the option from the keyboard settings here.
For Google Keyboard users, here’s what you can do to turn off the feature:
- Tap on the Settings option and further tap on Language & Input.
- Tap on the Settings icon near Google Keyboard.
- In the settings sub-menu, tap on the Text Correction option and in the menu that will now display, tap on Auto Correction.
- Toggle to select the ‘Off’ option and you are done!
Wasn’t that simple? Continue typing your messages now without any annoyance…