How to Disable Autocorrect on Mac

by John Anderson November 30, 2019

If you regularly use your Mac or Macbook to write, you will know that there is an annoying functionality that automatically corrects all the spelling mistakes you make. This functionality built into OS X versions is sometimes too annoying since it automatically replaces words without asking you. To avoid this we will show you how to disable autocorrect on Mac in OS X.

When you write in several languages, such as Spanish and English, sometimes the spell checker in OS X goes slightly crazy and replaces the words in another language with approximations in the predefined dictionary.

To disable this annoying functionality you must navigate to the following OS X menu:

System preferences> Language and region> Keyboard preferences> Text


How do I deactivate the automatic proofreader and set the language?

On that screen you must deactivate the option to correct spelling automatically, preventing the proofreader from automatically replacing the words it considers wrong. This problem will be solved and we can replace it, for example in the Google Chrome browser, with the default autocorrect for Mountain View.

As an additional option, you can also select a list of languages ​​from which OS X will search for possible corrections of spelling mistakes. In this way, we can have greater control over the words we write, maintaining the suggestions made by the operating system of the spelling of the text but without the automatic replacement.

How to Disable Autocorrect on Mac

Don’t panic; Just relax and follow the instructions above that we have provided. However, if you have not understood the process yet or unable to deactivate the automatic spell checker please leave a comment for us. We will be glad to assist you.

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