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The iPhone autocorrect feature is useful for predicting and correcting words or phrases as you type. It’ll automatically fix a typo like “frmo” to “from” if you’re typing quickly.
The fact that your iPhone can autocorrect and suggest words while typing, even if it’s not 100% reliable, is pretty impressive and convenient most of the time, especially if you have a message you want to get across as quickly as possible.
But sometimes, autocorrect can predict the wrong word and make your messages almost unintelligible. If you are one of those who don’t like the feature turned on, you might consider turning it off.
Thankfully, disabling autocorrect on your iPhone is an easy process. Here are step-by-step instructions for how to do it.
How to turn off autocorrect on an iPhone
1. On your iPhone’s home screen, tap the “Settings” icon.
2. In the menu options that pops up, scroll down and tap General.
3. You will be taken to a new screen with options, scroll down and tap Keyboard.
4. Under the “All keyboards” section, toggle off the Auto-Correction button from green to white.
You’ve successfully disabled autocorrect on your iPhone. Next time you’re typing, your phone won’t suggest words for you, and your typos will no longer be autocorrected.
Note that on the same menu, you can also turn off “Auto-Capitalization,” “Check Spelling,” “Enable Caps lock,” and “Predictive” as well. This will ensure your text appears exactly as you type it.
You can always re-enable autocorrect on your iPhone should you later change your mind by simply following the same steps as above.
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