How to turn auto correct on and off on most Android smartphones

How to turn auto correct on and off on most Android smartphones
As a rule of thumb, sooner rather than later, one is bound to go through his first auto correct-related mishap. Indeed, the feature that is now part of pretty much every single smartphone keyboard out there, can be both a blessing or a curse. The latter mostly, especially if you use Latin letters to converse in your own language -- drives auto correct crazy (and you in the process).

So how do you turn the darn thing off? Thankfully, it's not at all complicated, though the amount of people that continue asking that question seems to suggest that not everyone necessarily spends as much time around smartphones as we do. Weirdos. Anyhow, for the uninitiated among you, you've come to the right place. 

That's right. Today we'll be showing you how to quickly and painlessly turn auto correct off (or on) on most popular Android handsets, including the LG G3, Samsung Galaxy S5, Google Nexus 5, Samsung Galaxy Note 3, HTC One M8, and Sony Xperia Z2. And if your device's software happens to differ from the ones on that list, you should still have an easy time locating the option once you know where to look in.

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12 Comments

1. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Turning auto correct off was the first thing I did on my Z2 :)

8. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Why? Auto correct works very well for me... Plus I swipe 9 out of 10 times!

9. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

I hate when a machine tries to manipulate MY commands :)

2. Stuntman

Posts: 843; Member since: Aug 01, 2011

The only way I can type without auto correct on is with a physical keyboard.

3. 1ceTr0n

Posts: 549; Member since: May 20, 2012

Or, just buy Swiftkey.

4. jibraihimi

Posts: 800; Member since: Nov 29, 2011

Why to purchase it, since it's already available for free of cost on playstore now...........

6. wilsong17 unregistered

there nothing special about swift my note 3 already have all of that plus on top of it i can add custom worlds and a dictionary

7. 1ceTr0n

Posts: 549; Member since: May 20, 2012

Swiftkey learns faster and auto corrects better then stock note 3 samsung

10. wilsong17 unregistered

Not for me since I'm using my keyboard on all my galaxy phone everything get sync to one each other

11. naveenstuns

Posts: 184; Member since: Feb 19, 2012

It seems you haven't swiftkey. Swiftkey's autocorrect is best out there

5. LikeMyself

Posts: 626; Member since: Sep 23, 2013

F u auto correct! That LG G3 ui is pretty nice! Hope it goes to their other devices as well!

12. techloverNYC

Posts: 601; Member since: Nov 20, 2012

This is so "ducking" awesome XD

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