How to Turn on Autocorrect on Android

Alicia Santos

Android, Tutorials

Autocorrect is a useful feature that can save you from embarrassing typos and spelling mistakes while typing on your Android device. Whether you’re composing an email, sending a text message, or writing a social media post, having autocorrect enabled can greatly improve your writing accuracy. In this tutorial, we’ll walk you through the steps to turn on autocorrect on your Android device.

Step 1: Open the Settings App

To begin, unlock your Android device and locate the Settings app. It’s usually represented by a gear icon and can be found either on your home screen or in the app drawer.

Step 2: Navigate to Language & Input

Once you’ve opened the Settings app, scroll down until you find the “Language & Input” option. Tap on it to proceed.

Step 3: Select your Keyboard

In the Language & Input settings, you’ll see a list of keyboards installed on your device. This may vary depending on the make and model of your Android device. Look for the keyboard that you’re currently using and tap on it to access its settings.


If you’re using a third-party keyboard app like Gboard or SwiftKey, you may need to tap on “Virtual keyboard” or “Manage keyboards” before selecting your desired keyboard.

Step 4: Enable Autocorrect

Once you’re in the settings for your selected keyboard, look for an option related to autocorrect. This option might be labeled as “Autocorrect,” “Text correction,” or something similar. Toggle the switch next to it to turn autocorrect on.


The exact location and wording of this option may vary depending on the keyboard app you’re using.

Step 5: Customize Autocorrect Settings (Optional)

If you want to customize the autocorrect settings, such as adjusting the correction sensitivity or adding words to the dictionary, look for additional options within the keyboard settings. These options may include “Text correction,” “Personal dictionary,” or “Advanced settings.” Explore these options to tailor autocorrect to your preferences.

Step 6: Test Autocorrect

Now that you’ve enabled autocorrect, it’s time to put it to the test. Open any app where you can type, such as a messaging app or a note-taking app. Start typing and observe how autocorrect automatically corrects any misspelled words or typos as you go.

Congratulations! You’ve successfully turned on autocorrect on your Android device. With this feature enabled, you can now enjoy more accurate and error-free typing experiences.

  • Tips:
    • If you find that autocorrect is making too many incorrect corrections, consider adjusting its sensitivity in the keyboard settings.
    • Remember that while autocorrect can be helpful, it’s not foolproof. Always proofread your messages before sending them to ensure accuracy.
    • If you frequently use specialized terms or jargon that may not be recognized by autocorrect, consider adding them to your device’s dictionary for smoother typing experiences.

Now that you know how to enable and customize autocorrect on Android, take advantage of this feature and never worry about embarrassing typos again!

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