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How can I disable the autocorrect feature of an Android onscreen keyboard?

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    Default How can I disable the autocorrect feature of an Android onscreen keyboard?

    Instead of helping with my spelling and grammar, this thing make things worst. It cannot recognize some modern English words and it also cannot recognize some older English words. Another problem it gives me is when I am not typing in English. Yes there are times I send emails that are not in English and it kept on suggesting and auto correcting the things I type into some English words I have no plan to use. It is really annoying to deal with this on a day by day basis. Please help me learn how to disable it because it is really getting on my nerves.
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    It's probably a long press on one of the keys, or a double-press. Try the '*' or the '#'. Also, in the settings, you can disable the dictionary. You might have already tried it, but sometimes we go past an option without seeing it. Have you tried changing the speed of the long press in the Accessibility settings? Maybe it's detecting a long press so fast that it feels like a normal press, and it's turning the dictionary on. Also try the '1' key. In my Samsung Star, when I create a new message, I can touch the Settings icon and turn off the Predictive text option.

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    Thank you for the help. It really works and I am not seeing those annoying spelling and grammar corrections. I would have like it's presence but it is super dated for not being able to recognize compound words and modern slangs. It is also pain to deal with if I am writing something not in English.
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    block autocorrect by using an app.

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    I recommend downloading "google keyboard" from the play store, it's a great keyboard app, which is very customizable. It comes with different themes, and you can disable auto-correct, and voice-typing. It's free on the google play store, and it works on any android device (as far as I know.) I would definitely recommend this over the stock android keyboard, and also most of the alternatives on the google play store.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter97 View Post
    I recommend downloading "google keyboard" from the play store, it's a great keyboard app, which is very customizable. It comes with different themes, and you can disable auto-correct, and voice-typing. It's free on the google play store, and it works on any android device (as far as I know.) I would definitely recommend this over the stock android keyboard, and also most of the alternatives on the google play store.

    I just downloaded and finally, I can finally type something in foreign language without the annoyance of "spelling corrections". It is very stressful for me to deal with it in daily basis and now there are no more annoying suggestions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cashewfruit_wine View Post
    I just downloaded and finally, I can finally type something in foreign language without the annoyance of "spelling corrections". It is very stressful for me to deal with it in daily basis and now there are no more annoying suggestions.
    Glad your issue is fixed! It's a very good keyboard, I also recommend changing your theme on it as the stock one is pretty plain, the app offers many nice themes.

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    So I can replace the bland black and white keyboard I have? Whoa that is cool, I will try to figure out how to use that feature and see the aesthetic changes that I can do. Thanks for the help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cashewfruit_wine View Post
    So I can replace the bland black and white keyboard I have? Whoa that is cool, I will try to figure out how to use that feature and see the aesthetic changes that I can do. Thanks for the help.
    Yeah, just download any keyboard you seem fit from the playstore, and disable the auto-correct from the settings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cashewfruit_wine View Post
    So I can replace the bland black and white keyboard I have? Whoa that is cool, I will try to figure out how to use that feature and see the aesthetic changes that I can do. Thanks for the help.
    You're welcome! If you are looking for a keyboard with even more customization options, I recommend swipe (or swype, not sure what the spelling of the app is.) Anyway, this keyboard app allows you to share, and create your own themes, and it's the best looking keyboard out there in terms of customization. However, Google keyboard is still my keyboard of choice!

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    Swipe down from the right side of the status bar at the top of the screen. Touch the “Settings” button.
    On the “Settings” screen, touch “Language & input” in the “Personal” section.
    In the “Keyboard & Input Methods” section of the “Language & input” screen, touch the Quick Settings icon to the right of the Google Keyboard.
    The “Google Keyboard Settings” screen displays. Touch the “Auto-correction” option.
    On the “Auto-correction” dialog box, select how aggressive you want the system to be when it checks and automatically corrects your spelling and typos. To completely turn off the auto-correction feature, touch the radio button to the right of “Off.” You are automatically returned to the “Google Keyboard Settings” screen.
    Press the “Back” button on your device three times to return to the Home screen. If you’ve turned the feature off, the system will no longer automatically correct your typing. So, remember that you’ll have to correct your own spelling mistakes and typos.

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