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How to Use Auto-Correction and Check Spelling in iPhone/iPad

Here is a guide on how to enable or disable auto-correction and check spelling in iPhone/iPad.


Part 1: How to Enable Auto-Correction and Check-Spelling

Auto-Correction tool matches with a built-in iPhone dictionary, your contacts and replacement words that you have created. It can be very helpful for common misspellings. iPhone will also note spelling errors as you type. Any misspelled words will be underlined in red.

Here is how to enable these two features:

Step 1: Open the Settings app

Step 2: Go to Settings > General > Keyboard > Keyboards.

Step 3: Turn on Auto-Correction, then scroll down to turn on Check Spelling.

Turn on Auto-Correction and Check Spelling

The iPhone will correct commonly misspelled words automatically using the Auto-Correction and Check Spelling.

Use auto-correction and check spelling

Part 2: How to Disable Auto-Correction and Check Spelling

Leaving the Auto-Correction and Spell Checker feature on, in some cases, it becomes quite embarrassing. Due to it can automatically replace the correct word with the odd phrase and the misspelled word. To fix this problem, you have to temporarily turn off auto-correction and check spelling, and then reset your keyboard to factory settings.

To disable Auto-Correction and Spell Checking:

Step 1: Open the Settings app.

Step 2: Go to General > Keyboard > Keyboards.

Step 3: Then turn off Auto-Correction, and then Spell Checking.

Disable Auto-Correction and Spell Checking

To reset keyboard dictionary:

Step 1: Open the Settings app.

Step 2: Go to General > Reset > Reset Keyboard Dictionary.

Step 3: Enter your passcode, then confirm to reset keyboard dictionary.

Reset keyboard dictionary

Tip: With this setting, it will ease all custom words for keyboard.