You can turn off autocorrect on your iPhone or iPad from the Keyboard page of the Settings app. You can also disable spell-check, predictive text, auto-capitalization, and more.
Autocorrect can be helpful when you need to quickly send messages, but it can also be a nuisance if it gets words or names wrong.
Autocorrect can be a great feature to have. The fact that it can pick up on what word you mean to use, even if your spelling is incorrect, is pretty impressive.
That said, it’s not foolproof. Sometimes autocorrect gets it very wrong, which is an annoyance at best, and potentially disastrous at worst. Plus, some people just don’t like the feature or don’t want it turned on.
Thankfully, turning off autocorrect on your iPhone or iPad is a quick and easy process. Here’s how to do it.
How to turn off autocorrect on an iPhone or iPad
1. Open the Settings app on your iPhone or iPad and select General.
2. On the General page, scroll down and select Keyboard .
3. In the All Keyboards section, locate the Auto-Correction option.
4. To disable autocorrect, tap the Auto-Correction button, turning it from green to grey.
Note: You may also want to disable Auto-Capitalization and Check Spelling to ensure that your text appears exactly as you type it. Check Text Replacement to delete certain automatic corrections, like when your device changes “omw” to “On my way!”
To re-enable autocorrect, simply return to this page and swipe the relevant buttons to turn them green.