How to Reset Autocorrect on iPhone

Charlotte Daniels

iPhone, Tutorials

Autocorrect can be a useful feature on your iPhone, but let’s face it, there are times when it can be more of a nuisance than a help. If you find that autocorrect often changes words incorrectly or makes embarrassing corrections, you might want to consider resetting it. In this tutorial, we will guide you through the process of resetting autocorrect on your iPhone.

Step 1: Open Settings

To start, unlock your iPhone and locate the “Settings” app. It is represented by a gear icon and is usually found on the home screen or in the app library. Tap on the “Settings” app to open it.

Step 2: Access General Settings

In the Settings menu, scroll down and look for “General”. It should be located towards the top of the list. Tap on “General” to access additional settings.

Step 3: Find Keyboard Settings

Within the General settings, scroll down until you find “Keyboard”. It is usually located near the top of the list, below “Accessibility”. Tap on “Keyboard” to proceed.

Step 4: Reset Autocorrect

Once you are in the Keyboard settings menu, look for “Text Replacement”. This option allows you to create custom shortcuts for frequently used phrases. Tap on “Text Replacement” to continue.

If you have previously created any text replacements, they will be listed here. To reset autocorrect completely, we need to remove all existing text replacements. To do this:

  • Delete Individual Text Replacements:
  • If you have only a few text replacements and want to delete them individually:

    • Swipe left on a text replacement to reveal the “Delete” button.
    • Tapping on “Delete” will remove the individual text replacement.
  • Delete All Text Replacements:
  • If you have a large number of text replacements and want to delete them all at once:

    • Tap on the “Edit” button located in the top-right corner of the screen.
    • A red minus sign will appear next to each text replacement.
    • Tapping on the minus sign will reveal a “Delete” button for each text replacement.
    • Tap on each “Delete” button to remove all text replacements.
    • Once you have deleted all the text replacements, tap on the “Done” button in the top-right corner of the screen to save your changes.

Step 5: Restart Your iPhone

To ensure that the autocorrect settings are fully reset, it is recommended to restart your iPhone. Press and hold the power button until you see a slider appear on your screen.

Drag the slider from left to right to turn off your iPhone. After a few seconds, press and hold the power button again until you see an Apple logo appear. This indicates that your iPhone is restarting.

Step 6: Test Autocorrect

Once your iPhone has restarted, open any app that requires typing, such as Messages or Notes. Enter some words and observe if autocorrect still makes incorrect suggestions or corrections.

If autocorrect is behaving as expected, then congratulations! You have successfully reset autocorrect on your iPhone.

Conclusion

Autocorrect can be a helpful tool, but when it starts causing more frustration than assistance, it’s time for a reset. By following the steps outlined in this tutorial, you can easily reset autocorrect on your iPhone and enjoy a more accurate typing experience. Remember, if you ever want to restore your text replacements, simply follow the same steps to access the “Text Replacement” settings and re-add them manually.

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