How to Disable Auto-Correct on iPhone or iPad in iOS 14

f you use a lot of terms, proper names, acronyms, or places, you may want to turn off Auto-Correct that is enabled by default.

If you use a lot of terms, proper names, acronyms, or places, you may want to turn off Auto-Correct that is enabled by default.

When your iPhone or iPad corrects a word automatically, it’s drawing on both a dictionary and a predictive text algorithm that learns from how you type. The dictionary may not include every proper name, acronym, or new term as it appears on the screen, so it can be frustrating when Auto-Correct changes what you know is correct. Also, if you misspell a certain word frequently enough, the predictive text algorithm will learn that typo, and it may begin “fixing” correct instances of a word or term when you do not want it to.

The easiest way to deal with Auto-Correct is to turn it off completely. (Note! IFfyou use an everyday language, it is recommended not to disable this feature to avoid typos). If you need to turn it off, here’s how to disable Auto-Correct.

This is for the iPhone or iPad running iOS 14

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First, launch Settings (the gear icon). Refer to below image:

Keyboard 1
Accessing Settings

Now, scroll down and launch General. See below image:

Keyboard 2
Accessing General option

Next, scroll down to Keyboard and tap it. See following image:

Keyboard 3
Accessing Keyboard option

In the Keyboard settings, scroll down to the All Keyboards sections. Tap the toggle beside Auto-Correction to disable it. Refer to below image:

Keyboard 4
Disabling Auto-Correction

Next, let’s go back one screen to make sure the change registers. You may now exit Settings.

You can always turn Auto-Correct back on by following the above steps.

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