September 30, 2022
How to Disable Autocorrect on Your Mac

How to Disable Autocorrect on Your Mac

Posted December 9, 2021 at 6:31pm by iClarified · 5976 views
These are instructions on how to disable automatic spelling correction on your Mac. You may want to do this if autocorrect is frequently identifying misspelled words that are correctly spelled or if you just want to check spelling yourself.


MacOS Disable Autocorrect System-Wide


Step One


Launch System Preferences from the Apple menu at the top left of your screen.
How to Disable Autocorrect on Your Mac

Step Two


Choose Keyboard from the System Preferences menu.
How to Disable Autocorrect on Your Mac

Step Three


Select the Text tab from the tabs at the top of the keyboard pane.
How to Disable Autocorrect on Your Mac

Step Four


Uncheck the box the reads Correct spelling automatically.
How to Disable Autocorrect on Your Mac

How to Disable Autocorrect on Your Mac


Turn Off Auto Correction for a Specific App


It's also possible to disable auto correction of spelling errors in a specific app.

Step One


Launch the app you want to turn off auto correct in. Then click select Spelling and Grammar from the Edit menu.
How to Disable Autocorrect on Your Mac

Step Two


Uncheck the Correct Spelling Automatically option from the Spelling and Grammar window. (It's off when a checkmark isn't shown). You can also use this window to disable "Check spelling while typing" and "Check grammar with spelling".

Note: Certain apps that automatically correct spelling like Microsoft Office may not have this menu option due to their built-in spell checker. Check that app's Preferences or menus for a similar way to turn off autocorrect.

How to Disable Autocorrect on Your Mac

How to Disable Autocorrect on Your Mac
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