Android: Disable Auto-Correct

Android devices sometimes makes some strange suggestions for misspelled words. I know that I have sent off plenty of messages that were supposed to contain shorthand words that instead ended up making no sense. This motivated me to disable the auto-correction feature. It’s kind of tough, because it comes in handy at times, but in the end it does more harm than good.

 

Enable or Disable Spell Check

  1. From the Home screen, select the app drawer, then select “Settings“.
  2. Select “Language & keyboard“.
  3. Select “Spell checker“.
  4. Slide the switch to “On” or “Off” as desired.

Enable or Disable Word Suggestion & Word Suggestions

  1. From the Home screen, select the app drawer, then select “Settings“.
  2. Select “Language & keyboard“.
  3. Select “Android keyboard“.
  4. Select “Text correction“.
  5. For word suggestions, select “Show correction suggestions” on or off as desired. For auto-correcting, tapĀ “Auto-correction“, then choose a desired setting.

This post applies to Android OS Lollipop.

 

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