How to disable the automatic mobile self-correction step

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Excellent ally on some occasions, and inconvenient on others, the self-correction of cellular it has undoubtedly become an essential element in our daily life. Sometimes it can be very useful for correct grammatical or spelling errors when it comes to writing, but in others it can end up playing tricks.

Fortunately for those who are tired of sending unreadable WhatsApps, it is possible disable the automatic corrector of the mobile phone. We will explain how to do it step by step.



The keyboard of your mobile phone includes an automatic checker that corrects grammatical errors.

Disable autocorrect on your Android phone

La procedure to disable the automatic corrector of the keyboard on Android is simple and the steps to follow are the same on any type of device, regardless of which keyboard app or version of Android you are using.

  1. Open your mobile's settings application.
  2. Find the "System" section.
  3. Tap "Languages ​​and text entry".
  4. Tap «Spell Checker».
  5. Disable the "Spell Checker" switch.

In this way, the keyboard will no longer correct spelling errors o unidentified words.

It is worth mentioning that by disabling this feature, the autocorrect will no longer be enabled in any mobile application, including WhatsApp, Instagram, the notes app, or any other app where you can write some text. In fact, the steps to disable the WhatsApp automatic checker are the same as we saw previously.

On the other hand, it should also be noted that the autocorrect and the predictive keyboard are not the same. The former corrects words not appearing in the dictionary, and the predictive keyboard is capable of predict what the next word to write will be, to allow faster writing of messages and texts.



Disable autocorrect on your iPhone or iPad

If you're using iOS on an iPhone or iPad, you can too disable automatic keyboard correction to prevent misspelled words from being corrected automatically. The process is just as simple and is the same regardless of the iPhone or iPad model or iOS version used:



  1. Open the Settings application on your iPhone or iPad.
  2. Tap «General».
  3. Find the "Keyboard" section and tap it.
  4. Disable the switch to the right of the "Auto Correct" option.

That's all. With a few simple steps, you will have got rid of the automatic correction of your mobile or tablet, and you no longer have to worry about the keyboard changing the words you type.

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