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Mac Auto Fix: Turn Off Spelling Correction on MacOS

If you’re tired of MacOS constantly correcting your spelling, here’s how to turn off auto correction.

Managing Spelling and Grammar Settings

To manage spelling and grammar settings on MacOS, you can easily turn off the autocorrection feature. Simply open the Apple menu and go to System Preferences. From there, select Keyboard and then the Text tab. Uncheck the box next to “Correct spelling automatically” to disable autocorrection. This will prevent MacOS from automatically fixing your spelling as you type. If you make a mistake, you can always use the undo feature by pressing Command + Z on your computer keyboard.

Adjusting Auto-Correction Preferences

  • Open System Preferences
    • Click on the Apple logo in the top-left corner of the screen and select System Preferences from the drop-down menu.
  • Click on Keyboard
    • Once in System Preferences, click on the Keyboard icon.
  • Go to the Text tab
    • Click on the Text tab at the top of the window.
  • Uncheck Correct spelling automatically
    • Uncheck the box next to Correct spelling automatically to turn off spelling correction on MacOS.

Modifying the Spelling Dictionary

To modify the spelling dictionary on MacOS and turn off spelling correction, follow these steps:

1. Open System Preferences on your Mac.
2. Click on Keyboard.
3. Go to the Text tab.
4. Click on the “Spelling” option.
5. Uncheck the box next to “Correct spelling automatically”.
6. You can also add or remove words from the dictionary by right-clicking on a misspelled word and selecting “Learn Spelling” or “Unlearn Spelling”.

Understanding Auto-Correction Functionality

To turn off spelling correction on your MacOS, follow these steps:

1. Open System Preferences from the Apple menu.

2. Click on Keyboard.

3. Go to the Text tab.

4. Uncheck the box next to ‘Correct spelling automatically’.


How do you auto correct on a Mac?

To auto correct on a Mac, you can hold down the control button on your keyboard while clicking with one finger. Some people find this method easier than using a two-finger click.

How do I stop my Mac from auto correcting my name?

To stop your Mac from auto correcting your name, go to System Preferences > Keyboard > Text Input and disable the “Correct errors automatically” option.

How does Apple AutoCorrect work?

Apple AutoCorrect works by using the keyboard dictionary to spellcheck words as you type, automatically fixing any misspelled words. It is activated by simply typing in a text field, and in iOS 17 and later, it will temporarily underline words that have been corrected.

How do I ignore AutoCorrect on Mac?

To ignore AutoCorrect on Mac, you can turn off autocorrection for a specific app by going to Edit > Spelling and Grammar > Correct Spelling Automatically (it’s off when a tick isn’t shown). If the app’s Edit menu doesn’t have a spelling or grammar command, check its settings or menus for its own spell checker.

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