How to Turn Off Autocorrect on Android

Alicia Santos

Android, Tutorials

Autocorrect can be a helpful feature on your Android device, but it can also be quite annoying at times. If you find yourself constantly battling with autocorrect and prefer to have more control over your typing, you may want to consider turning off autocorrect. In this tutorial, we will guide you through the steps to turn off autocorrect on Android.

Step 1: Open Settings

To begin, unlock your Android device and navigate to the Settings app. The Settings app usually has an icon that resembles a gear or cogwheel.

Step 2: Find Language & Input

In the Settings menu, scroll down until you find the Language & Input option. Tap on it to access the language and input settings.

Step 3: Select Virtual Keyboard

In the Language & Input settings, locate the section that mentions Virtual Keyboard. This section may have different names depending on your device manufacturer or Android version.

Samsung Devices:

  • If you are using a Samsung device, look for Samsung Keyboard.
  • Tap on it to access the keyboard settings.

Stock Android Devices:

  • If you have a stock Android device or one that uses Google’s default keyboard, look for Gboard – Google Keyboard.
  • Select it from the list of virtual keyboards installed on your device.

Step 4: Access Text Correction Settings

After selecting your virtual keyboard, you will see various options related to text correction and prediction. Look for the option that says Text Correction or similar.

Step 5: Disable Autocorrect

In the Text Correction settings, you should find a toggle switch or checkbox labeled Auto-correction or Autocorrect. Tap on it to turn off autocorrect.

Congratulations! You have successfully turned off autocorrect on your Android device. You can now enjoy typing without the frustration of unwanted autocorrections.


Keep in mind that disabling autocorrect means you won’t receive suggestions for corrections as you type. It may lead to more typos, but it also gives you the freedom to type exactly what you want without interference from the keyboard.

If you change your mind and want to enable autocorrect again, simply follow the same steps and toggle the autocorrect option back on.

We hope this tutorial has been helpful in guiding you through turning off autocorrect on your Android device. Happy typing!

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