How to Disable Autocorrect on an iPhone or iPod Touch

Reader Approved This wikiHow teaches you how to disable autocorrect on iOS to prevent suggestions while typing when your device thinks you've made a typo.

10 Second Summary

1. Open yourSettings.
2. TapGeneral.
3. TapKeyboard.
4. Slide theAuto-Correctionbutton toOff.

Steps

  • How to Disable Autocorrect on an iPhone or iPod Touch

    Open your device's Settings.It’s an app showing gray cogs that can be found on one of your home screens.
    • The app might be nestled in a folder calledUtilitiesorExtrasif it’s not listed on the home screen.
  • How to Disable Autocorrect on an iPhone or iPod Touch
    Scroll down and tap onGeneral.It’ll be the 8th option listed under the search bar.
  • How to Disable Autocorrect on an iPhone or iPod Touch
    Scroll down and tap onKeyboard.It’s the 11th option listed on the page.
  • How to Disable Autocorrect on an iPhone or iPod Touch
    Slide the “Auto-Correction” button to the “Off” position.Doing so will prevent your iPhone from correcting your typing automatically when it believes you've made a typo, and will no longer provide suggestions.

Tips

  • Disabling Auto-Correct is useful if you use a lot of slang or words that aren’t commonly used by others when messaging.
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