How to Turn Off Autocorrect Android

Kyle Wood

Android, Tutorials

Are you tired of your Android device constantly autocorrecting your text messages and emails? Autocorrect can be helpful at times, but it can also be quite annoying when it changes words that you intentionally typed correctly.

If you’re looking for a way to turn off autocorrect on your Android device, you’ve come to the right place! In this tutorial, we will guide you through the process step by step.

Step 1: Open Settings

To begin, unlock your Android device and locate the Settings app. The Settings app is usually represented by a gear icon and can typically be found on the home screen or in the app drawer. Once you find it, tap on it to open the settings menu.

Step 2: Find Language & Input

Within the settings menu, scroll down until you find an option called “Language & Input.” This option is often located under the “System” or “System & Device” category. Once you locate it, tap on it to proceed.

Step 3: Select Keyboard Settings

In the Language & Input menu, look for an option that says “Virtual Keyboard” or similar. Tap on this option to access your keyboard settings.


The exact name and location of this option may vary depending on your Android device model and software version.

Step 4: Choose Your Keyboard

In the keyboard settings menu, you will see a list of installed keyboards on your device. Look for the keyboard that is currently active (usually indicated by a checkmark or highlighted text). Tap on this keyboard to proceed.


If you are using a third-party keyboard app like Gboard or SwiftKey, select that app from the list. If you’re using the default keyboard provided by your device manufacturer, select that option instead.

Step 5: Disable Autocorrect

Once you have selected your keyboard, you will be taken to a screen with various settings and options for that keyboard. Look for a toggle switch or an option labeled “Autocorrect” or “Text Correction”. This option is usually located under the “Text” or “Typing” settings.

Disable the toggle switch or uncheck the box next to “Autocorrect” to turn off autocorrect on your Android device.


The exact wording and location of this setting may vary depending on your keyboard app.

Step 6: Test Autocorrect

Now that you have turned off autocorrect, it’s time to test it out! Open any app that requires text input, such as a messaging app or email client. Start typing and see if autocorrect is no longer making corrections to your text.

  • If autocorrect is still active, make sure you followed all the steps correctly and try again.
  • If autocorrect is disabled, congratulations! You have successfully turned off autocorrect on your Android device.


In this tutorial, we walked you through the process of turning off autocorrect on your Android device. Autocorrect can be helpful for some users, but if it’s not working in your favor, disabling it can greatly improve your typing experience.

Remember, if you ever want to enable autocorrect again in the future, simply follow these steps and recheck the toggle switch or box labeled “Autocorrect.” Happy texting!

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