What is Auto-correction?
Auto-correction, also known as text replacement, replace-as-you-type, or commonly known as autocorrect, is an automatic data validation function commonly found in word processors and text editing interfaces for smartphones and tablet computers. Its primary purpose is as part of the spell checker to correct common spelling or typing errors, thus saving time for the user. It is also utilized to automatically format text or insert special characters by identifying particular character usage, saving the user from using more tedious functions.
Autocorrect on Android devices is a convenient modern feature, but sometimes it can go a bit too far and become more annoying than helpful.
We all know very well that the Auto-correction feature of keyboard applications on Android smartphones is a good idea. Still, the fact is that this auto spell-checker or auto corrector sometimes becomes bothersome for many users. Depending on your writing style, its prediction attempts can fall wide of the mark and only needlessly increase the time sink for an otherwise simple task. Luckily, you’re not helpless in the face of autocorrect, as you can turn it off. Hence, if you are among those users who don’t like this auto-correction feature of Android keyboards, don’t worry, as, in this article, we will show you how to do so.
How can you easily disable the Auto-correction or the Spell Checker feature on your Android device?
The automatic keyboard app corrector on Android smartphones is a great design, but the fact is that this auto spell checker or auto corrector sometimes gets annoying for many users. Therefore, many users prefer to write everything manually, although the system interprets the misspelled words.
Now, if you are one of those users who don’t like this specific auto-correction feature of Android keyboards, then don’t worry, as, in this article, we will show you how to do so. To deactivate the automatic corrector in Android is quite easy; However, the process depends on the keyboard application you are using; the fact is that a maximum number of users usually use GBoard. GBoard is one of the most well-known keyboard applications of the tech giant Google, and Swiftkey is the famous keyboard application of the tech giant Microsoft.
Therefore, we’ve outlined certain steps in this tutorial to remove or deactivate the automatic correction in the Android keyboard, in which we’ll explain step by step how to do it. We were not able to do it with any of the existing keyboard apps.
Hence, we have done this tutorial in the two most used keyword apps, of course, the tech giant Google’s GBoard and the tech giant Microsoft’s SwiftKey.
Gboard is a virtual keyboard app developed by Google for Android and iOS devices. It was first released on iOS in May 2016, followed by an Android release in December 2016, debuting as a major update to the already-established Google Keyboard app on Android.
SwiftKey is a virtual keyboard app developed by TouchType for Android and iOS devices. It was initially released as an exclusive feature and product for Android Market in July 2010, followed by an iOS release in September 2014 after Apple allowed third-party keyboard support.
Now, without wasting much time, let’s get started and explore the tutorial mentioned below.
- So, first of all, you need to keep one thing in your mind that before completing this procedure according to the keyboard, you must always follow these steps mentioned below:
- Go to Settings
- Click on System
- Select Language and text entry
- Click on the Virtual keyboard.
In this submenu, the settings of each of the keyboards that you have installed can be modified. Once you get inside the application, you can see which one you have selected as the default one on your device.
How to deactivate the Spell Checker in GBoard and the SwiftKey keyboard app?
- One of the first things you will need to do is open the virtual keyboard on your device.
- Then tap on the “G” icon located on the upper side corner of your keyboard.
- Now, after successfully performing the above step, you have to tap on three dots located on the keyboard’s upper corner side.
- After the above step, you will get four options “Text Editing,” “One-Handed,” “Settings,” “Floating.”
- Now select the “Settings” option.
- Then select the “Text Correction” option from the top menu.
- After the above step, tap on the “Auto-correction” option to disable it.
That’s it, and now you are done.
This is how you can disable the Spell Checker feature in the tech giant Google’s popular and most used keyboard application for Android; of course, I am talking about none other than GBoard.
But, there’s one important thing to keep in mind:
When autocorrect is off, the default Android keyboard (Gboard) will still offer correction suggestions at the top of the keyboard, but it won’t swap in a predicted correction when adding a space after a word. Instead, it will leave the word however you typed it.
- First of all, open the SwiftKey virtual keyboard or application on your Android device.
- Then, you will get a window.
- After that, you have to select the “Typing” option.
- Now you will get a window in which you will get six options, “Keys,” “Resize,” “Typing & autocorrect,” “Voice & physical keyboard,” “Sound & vibration,” “Clipboard.”
- Now from these six options, you have to select the option “Typing & autocorrect.”
- After that, you will get a window like this that we have mentioned below.
- Then select or tap on the “Autocorrect” option to disable the Auto-correction feature on your Android device.
That’s it, and now you are done.
This is how you can disable the Spell Checker feature in the tech giant Microsoft’s well-known and most used keyboard application for Android; of course, I am talking about none other than Swiftkey.
In other keyboard apps, the thing gets a little different, although not too much. Hence, to deactivate this feature on other keyboards, try these steps that we have mentioned above to do so.