What happened to my autocorrect?

Answered by Cody Janus

Autocorrect is a feature on Android smartphones that helps in correcting misspelled words or predicting the next word as you type. However, the availability and settings of autocorrect can vary depending on the phone model and Android version you are using. In the case of newer Android smartphones (excluding Samsung models), autocorrect can be enabled or disabled on an app-by-app basis.

To access the autocorrect settings, follow these steps:

1. Unlock your Android smartphone and go to the “Settings” app. The location of the Settings app may vary depending on your phone’s manufacturer and Android version, but it is typically represented by a gear icon.

2. In the Settings menu, scroll down and look for the “System” option. Tap on it to proceed. If you are using Android 7.1 or earlier, instead of “System,” you will find “Languages & input” or a similar option.

3. Within the System menu, locate and tap on the “Languages & input” option. This section manages the various input methods and settings related to text on your phone.

4. In the Languages & input menu, you will find a list of installed keyboards or input methods. Look for the keyboard you are currently using, such as Gboard (Google Keyboard), SwiftKey, or any other third-party keyboard app you might have installed. Tap on the keyboard name to access its settings.

5. Once inside the keyboard settings, you may need to scroll down or explore different tabs to find the autocorrect settings. The location and labeling of these settings can vary depending on the keyboard app you are using.

6. In the autocorrect settings, you will typically find an option to enable or disable autocorrect. Some keyboards may also provide additional customization options, such as adjusting the autocorrect sensitivity or adding words to the dictionary.

7. Toggle the autocorrect option according to your preference. If you want autocorrect to be active, make sure it is enabled. If you prefer to turn it off, disable the option.

8. After adjusting the autocorrect settings, exit the keyboard settings and return to your apps or home screen. The changes you made should now be in effect.

It’s worth noting that the steps provided above are a general guideline, and the exact location and labeling of the autocorrect settings may differ slightly depending on your specific Android smartphone and the keyboard app you are using. However, the overall process should be similar.

I hope this explanation has helped you understand how to access and adjust the autocorrect settings on your Android smartphone. If you have any further questions or need additional assistance, feel free to ask!