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Autocorrect is either an asset or a liability, depending on your writing style and experience.
The feature has a comprehensive internal dictionary that automatically predicts words as you type, correct grammar errors and typos, ensuring your text and messages are error-free.
But sometimes, autocorrect gets it wrong, unnecessarily replacing words you meant to type with something totally different.
Autocorrect default settings on a Mac is automatically enabled, but you can easily disable it for good in four simple steps.
Turn off autocorrect on Mac
- Select System Preferences from the Applications toolbar. Or press Command + Space on your keyboard to open “Spotlight Search” and type in “System Preferences” into the search bar.
- Click Keyboard.
- Click Text.
- Uncheck Correct spelling automatically. This will turn off all forms of autocorrect on your Mac.
Turn off autocorrect on Mac FAQs
Answer to related questions people also ask:
How do I change autocorrect on Mac?
By default autocorrect is enabled on a Mac, to change and turn it off: Open System Preferences > Click Keyboard > Click the Text tab > Select or deselect “Correct spelling automatically.” You can also choose your preferred autocorrect language from the drop-down menu under Spelling.
How do I turn off spell check on my Macbook Pro / Macbook Air?
Select System Preferences from the Applications toolbar > Click Keyboard and select the Text tab > Uncheck the box next to “Correct spelling automatically.” This will turn off spell check and autocorrect on your Macbook Pro.
How do you fix misspelled words on a Macbook?
Go to your System Preferences, Click Auto-Correction at the top of the preferences window, and then check “Correct spelling automatically.”