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How to Disable Autocorrect on Mac

How to disable autocorrect on Mac, or turn it on again if you wish

If you’re tired of autocorrect in MacOS correcting your words – properly, improperly, or otherwise – you may want to simply turn off autocorrect on the Mac.

Disabling autocorrect in macOS is simple and can be accomplished with a few clicks. We’ll show you how you can turn off autocorrect on a Mac, and also how to turn it on as well.

How to Disable Autocorrect in MacOS

Want to turn off autocorrect on the Mac? It’s as easy as making a quick settings adjustment:

  1. Go to the  Apple menu and select “System Preferences
  2. Select “Keyboard”
  3. Select the “Text” tab
  4. Uncheck the checkbox next to “Correct spelling automatically” to disable autocorrect on the Mac
  5. Disabling autocorrect on Mac

Once autocorrect is disabled you can make as many typos as you want and none of them will be corrected.

Whether or not you want to disable autocorrect or leave it enabled, which is the default setting, is entirely up to the user. Some people get frustrated by autocorrect and want to turn it off, while others like the autocorrect feature and leave it enabled. It’s easy to toggle either way, so don’t worry too much if you want to try out either option.

How to Enable Autocorrect on Mac

Want to turn on autocorrect again on the Mac? Here’s all you need to do:

  1. From the  Apple menu, choose “System Preferences”
  2. Go to “Keyboard”
  3. Choose the “Text” tab
  4. Check the box next to “Correct spelling automatically” to enable autocorrect on the Mac

With autocorrect enabled again, typos will autocorrect as usual, as is the default setting on Mac.