The setting on the iPhone that fixes your typing is really useful if you’re like me and make a lot of mistakes when you are typing on the keyboard.
But you might not like this feature if you find that the keyboard is making a lot of mistakes when it corrects your input.
Fortunately, you can learn how to disable autocorrect on iPhone 13 if you dislike the autocorrect feature and don’t want it to edit the text that you type in apps like Mail or Messages.
How to Turn Off Auto Correct on an iPhone 13
- Tap Settings.
- Choose General.
- Touch Keyboard.
- Turn off Auto-Correction.
Our guide continues below with more information on how to disable autocorrect on iPhone 13, including pictures of these steps.
Typing on the iPhone keyboard can be difficult because the letters are pretty small. While its ability to understand your typing input has vastly improved with newer iPhone models like the iPhone 13, it can still be difficult to type exactly what you mean to type.
That’s why there are a handful of different utilities and features on the iPhone that can help make it easier for you to type. as you become more comfortable typing on the device, you can start to intuitively take advantage of those features and really speed up your typing.
But even if you are a frequent, accurate iPhone typist, you might find that the autocorrect feature on the iPhone 13 is causing you problems. This is particularly noticeable when you are trying to type an uncommon word or sequence of characters, but the iPhone keeps correcting it.
You can turn off the iPhone 13 autocorrect by going to Settings > General > Keyboard > then tapping the button to the right of Auto-Correction.
Now when you type on your iPhone it should stop trying to fix some of the words that you have entered.
Our tutorial continues below with more information on the iPhone autocorrect setting, as well as some other keyboard settings that you might like to adjust.
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How to Stop Your iPhone 13 from Autocorrecting (Guide with Pictures)
The steps in this article were performed on an iPhone 13 in the iOS 15.4.1 operating system.
Step 1: Open the Settings app on your iPhone.
Step 2: Scroll down to the General option and select it.
Step 3: Touch the Keyboard button on this menu.
Step 4: Tap the button to the right of Auto-Correction to turn it off.
You will know that the setting is disabled when there is no green shading around the button. I have it turned off in the picture below.
Now that you know how ot disable autocorrect on iPhone 13 you will be able to configure your iPhone so that it stops trying to fix the “mistakes” that you make while you are typing.
You can continue reading our tutorial below for additional discussion about changing some of the iPhone 13 keyboard options.
More Information on Getting Rid of the iPhone 13 Autocorrect
The steps above show you how to turn off the feature of the iPhone keyboard that causes it to fix words that it thinks you have typed incorrectly.
There are some other related settings on that menu that you might want to consider changing, too. Under the All Keyboards option on the Keyboards menu, there is a “Smart Punctuation” option that will try to add and fix punctuation occasionally. You can turn that off as well if it’s giving your trouble.
In that same section is a setting called “Enable Dictation.” This controls the microphone that appears at the bottom-right corner of the keyboard. If you don’t use that and sometimes tap it by mistake, then you may want to turn it off as well.
If you scroll down on that menu you will find settings that are specific to the language keyboard you have on your device. For example, the English keyboard has options like:
- Check Spelling
- Enable Caps Lock
- Slide to Type
- Delete Slide to Type By Word
- “.” Shortcut
Any of these options that cause you trouble can be turned off so that the iPhone keyboard won’t use them to fix things that you have typed on the keyboard.
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