This guide helps you to find out how to turn off Auto-Correct on iPhone for good—and how to easily correct individual auto-corrections has gone awry.
First, a Microsoft Employee Hacks into His Boss’s Computer, makes changes and then leave.
When the boss returns, he finds his employee’s name every time he types, what appears on screen is an employee’s name—and vice versa.
This was possible because Dean Hachamovitch (the hacker) had just invented autocorrect in the early 1990s.
Autocorrect is very useful. Hack into your iPhone‘s settings, you will find every time you type a name—it appears on screen as you type it and irritate you.
How to Turn Off Auto-Correct on iPhone and iPad:
The time required: just 3 minutes.
How to disable all autocorrect features on an iPhone:
- First, open the Settings app
- Then select General
- From here open the Keyboard category
- And then Turn off Auto-Correction
In iOS 10 and versions prior to the setting is called Auto-Correct.
You can also disable Auto-Capitalization to prevent your iPhone from automatically capitalizing the beginnings of sentences.
What the Keyboard Settings Mean in iOS:
Here are the other keyboard settings on that screen:
- Check Spelling — just underline misspelled words with a red dash, tapping such words brings up possible corrections.
- Delete Slide-to-Type by Word —when you backspace over text entered using the slide to type it deletes the entire word.
- Enable Caps Lock — just double-tap the caps key (⇧) to enable capslock and make all characters uppercase. Again tap caps lock (⇪) to disable caps lock.
- Predictive —predictive text bar above the keyboard with suggested words, auto-corrections and completions; you can disable this from the keyboard’s language selector.
- Slide to Type — you can type words by sliding from letter to letter and (very) briefly resting on each.
- Smart Punctuation — replaces
- straight quotation marks with closing and opening (curly) quotation marks, e.g. ‘” cat ”‘ will be replaced with ‘“cat ”’
- single straight quotation marks as well as single closing quotation marks, e.g. “don’t talk” becomes “don’t’ talk ”, and
- two consecutive dashes (–) using em dash character (—).
- Character Preview — it shows the tapped character bigger right on the keyboard.
- Shortcut “.” —after tapping the space bar twice it inserts a period plus one whitespace character.
How to Change Auto-Correct on iPhone and iPad:
If you like to undo a correction auto-correct has done to your text:
- Just Double-tap the auto-corrected word.
- No need to backspace overall later text.
- Note: You are out of luck if auto-correction split one word into two; the best thing you can do is re-type the word as you like to enter it.
- Head over here Select Replace… from the context menu that has popped up.
- After that choose what you originally typed.
- From the left, your original text should be the first choice.
How to Change Auto-Correct in iOS 10 and Earlier:
Just replace an autocorrection with what you originally had typed:
- Backspace to the end of the corrected word.
- Press ⌫ again and again.
- Note: After the correction, you will have to undo all you typed by backspacing over it.
- Just putting the input cursor at the end of the word whose auto-correction you want to undo,
- Then putting the cursor one backspace away from the word’s end and backspacing just that white-space character
- Highlighting or double-tapping the word and using the Replace menu.
- Select whatever you originally typed from the menu.
- Your original entry appears along with other possible corrections. Whatever you typed should be first in the list.
Also Read: How To Fix Error On iPhone or iPad