Auto-correct is a double-edged sword. If you are a fast-typer – like yours truly – then it can be quite helpful in correcting typos and misspells. Though, it can also be a very frustrating ordeal as it often places in words that have no correlation with the meaning of the rest of the phrase.

So, if auto-correct is something that you would rather live without, then disabling it would be a wise choice. In this tutorial, we are going to be guiding you through the simple process of turning off auto-correct on Android.

How to turn off auto correct on GBoard

First, let’s take a look at the default Android keyboard option.

  1. Open Settings
  2. Look for the ‘Languages & input’ option
  3. Open ‘Virtual Keyboards’ (labels might differ from one Android UI to another)
  4. Select GBoard
  5. Tap on ‘Text Correction’
  6. Toggle-off ‘Auto-correction’

How to turn-off auto-correct on SwiftKey

SwiftKey is the second most popular keyboard option after Google’s GBoard. It is also the most prominent third-party keyboard app on Play Store. The process of disabling auto correct on SwiftKey is similar to the above.

  1. Open Settings
  2. Look for the ‘Languages & input’ option
  3. Open ‘Virtual Keyboards’
  4. Select SwiftKey Keyboard
  5. Tap on ‘Typing’
  6. Select ‘Typing & autocorrect’
  7. Toggle off ‘Autocorrect’

If you encounter any problems while trying out the above or have a recommendation to make, feel free to shoot a comment down below.

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