How to turn off autocorrect on Mac (In 3 quick steps)

Written By Abhinav Reviewed By How-to Mac 2 Min Read

We all make mistakes while typing, especially when typing fast. While auto-correction on Mac is a handy tool, it is not completely reliable. It sometimes changes or guesses wrong words as corrections. This can end up in more editorial work than if auto-correct weren’t running. If you have had it with auto-correct, follow this guide to turn it off quickly

How to disable autocorrect on Mac

  1. Click the Apple logo () in the menu bar → Choose System Settings.

    Select Apple logo and choose System Settings
  2. Scroll down and select Keyboard → Click Edit.

    Click Keyboard and select Edit
  3. Toggle off Correct spelling automatically → Click Done.

    Toggle off Correct spelling automatically and click Done

Now, none of the apps on your Mac will automatically correct typos. Furthermore, apps like Pages, Notes, TextEdit, etc. will highlight misspelled words so you can quickly proofread.

Will turning off autocorrect affect other features or functions on my Mac?

No, turning off autocorrect will only disable the autocorrection feature while typing. It will not affect other functions or features of your Mac.

Can I customize autocorrect suggestions?

Yes, you can add custom words or phrases to your Mac’s autocorrect dictionary. This allows you to have certain words or phrases recognized and autocorrected as desired. To add custom words, go to System Settings Keyboard Text Replacements → Click the (+) button → Add new entries in Replace and With → Click Add.

Error-free! ✅

Autocorrect can be a helpful tool for ensuring that your documents are free of spelling and grammatical errors. However, if you find that autocorrect is getting in your way, you can easily turn it off on your Mac by following the steps mentioned in the article above.

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By Abhinav
I have been a tech enthusiast for as long as I can remember. I enjoy explaining tech to the internet and doing this since I was old enough to understand mathematics. At iGeeksBlog, I will be guiding the internet in solving some common issues with their iPhone, iPad, Mac, AirPods, and Apple Watch. When not writing, you can find me preparing for my debut standup show or roaming around with my camera in the whole city.
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