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Disable Auto-Correct in Windows 10

Windows 10 have a built-in spell checker and auto-correct which is embedded by default. This feature is supposed to work over different sections of Windows uniformly. In many scenarios, you might find the auto-correct feature is useful and productive, but if you think it is not working to your expectations, you may want to turn off this feature. You can disable auto-correct in Windows 10 by following the steps listed below:

  • Click on Start and then Settings (alternatively Windows Key + I);
  • Click Devices and then Typing on the left;
  • Toggle the Autocorrect misspelled words setting to Off;

Note: You can also turn off the Highlight misspelled words option if you want, but you might find that feature to be quite beneficial after you have disabled Auto-Correct.


If you’re disabling the spelling options while an app is still running, you’ll need to restart the app you want to use without the autocorrect in order the changes to take effect.

You can always revert the process if you change your mind by reversing the above steps.

This article applies to Windows 10 and also to Windows 8 too.

I hope that this article helped you to understand how to disable auto-correct in Windows 10. Feel free to share your thoughts about this article using the comments section below or catch us on Twitter.


Experienced IT Consultant working and living in the UK. In early years he was born and raised up in Greece and been to the UK since studies. He is passionate with technology, gadgets and computers, he really likes the internet and IT in general.

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