AutoCorrect – either you love it or hate it. I had an acquaintance email me the other day to ask me if I knew how to turn off this feature. “It’s driving me absolutely crazy!” he said. “It takes me forever to write texts or emails because I spend all my time correcting AutoCorrect.”
If you find AutoCorrect to be more of a curse than a blessing, you’ll be happy to learn that you can easily turn it off, both on iOS and on your Mac. If you don’t want to turn off Auto-Correct globally on your Mac, you can switch it off in individual applications from the Edit menu.
How to Turn Off AutoCorrect in iOS
- Launch the Settings app.
- Tap General
- Scroll down and then tap Keyboard.
- Tap the switch next to Auto-Correction so that it is in the OFF position. If you want to turn-off Auto-Capitalization, you can do so from this screen as well.
How To Turn Off Auto-Correct in OS X
- Click the Apple menu and choose System Preferences.
- Click the Keyboard icon.
- Click the Text tab on top of the window.
- Click the checkbox next to Correct spelling automatically to deselect it.
How to Turn off Auto-Correct in Specific Applications
- Click Edit on the menu.
- Point to Spelling and Grammar and then click Check Spelling While Typing to uncheck it.
- Turn TextEdit into a Word Processor by Inserting Tables
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