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iPhone’s Autocorrect Ruining Your Vibe? Here’s How to Turn It Off

It takes less than 10 seconds.


Nothing is more infuriating than typing something on you iPhone (or iPad) perfectly, only for it change to something else out of nowhere. The problem is autocorrect. I don’t know a person who it hasn’t mistyped or misspelled something because of it. (And if you want a good laugh, trying searching in Google for "funny autocorrects" or "autocorrect fails.")

Autocorrect is designed as a failsafe of sorts, designed to prevent typos and other grammar mishaps from happening. And for the most part, it does. Yet that still doesn’t prevent me from sending a text to correct my previous text on an almost daily basis. If autocorrect has interfered one too many times for your liking, here’s how to turn it off.

How to Turn Off Autocorrect On Your iPhone

1. Open the Settings app.
2. Select General.
3. Select Keyboard.
4. Turn off Auto-Correction.

It’s that simple. And if you decide to turn autocorrect back on, just follow those same steps.

iphone with keyboards setting screen up sitting on a wooden table
Turing autocorrect off on your iPhone is very simple and, if you hate it, can be done in a few swift steps.
Tucker Bowe

How to Turn Off Predictive Text on Your iPhone

Does you constantly get annoyed while typing something on your iPhone and you see a word suggestion that's completely wrong. It's also distracting. This is a feature called "predictive text" and it's designed to help you type faster but predicting what world you're going to type next and allowing you to type it in one tap rather than a bunch — but you might find it annoying. Here's how to turn it off:

1. Open the Settings app.
2. Select General.
3. Select Keyboard.
4. Scroll down and turn "Predictive" off.

Bilingual? Add Another Language to Your iPhone’s Keyboard

The last common mistake occurs if you write messages in multiple languages. As a default, your iPhones or iPads only recognize one language — but you can easily add other languages so your device recognizes non-English words as well. Here’s how to add another language to your iPhone’s keyboard.

1. Open the Settings app.
2. Select General.
3. Select Keyboard.
4. Select Keyboards. (plural)
5. Select Add New Keyboard…add select the language you wish to add.


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