How to Enable Spell Checking on an Android Phone

The spell check feature on Android phone checks the spelling of the words you type. If any of the words wrongly typed it shows you an error with an underline on those words. then, you’ll correct those words manually. It also shows the suggestions of the right words, but it depends on which keyboard you’re using on your Android.

On the opposite hand, the Auto-Correction feature auto-corrects all wrongly typed words. it’s different from the Spell Check. If the Auto-Correction feature is turned on you’ll notice some unwanted correction. Like, it’ll correct if a word isn’t available within the dictionary, if you type someone’s name and isn’t available within the dictionary it’ll correct the word to some unwanted word. But, to avoid this you’ll add the names/words within the dictionary manually.

In this guide, you’ll see how you’ll turn on/off Spell Check on an Android phone. Also, you’ll see about the Auto-Correction feature available for Android Keyboard. Read Recommended: How to Recover Lost Data in Windows Tutorial

How to activate Spell Check on Android Phone?

STEP 1: open On your Android phone, then select Language & input. you’ll find it under the phone Settings. Here select the active keyboard. In my case, it’s Gboard(Google Keyboard for Android).

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STEP 2: Under the keyboard, settings select the Text Correction option.

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STEP 3: At the bottom of the Text Correction option you’ll see the Spell Check option. Turn it on or faraway from here.

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Now, whenever you’ll type something with the Android keyboard it’ll underline the misspelled word.

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How to activate autocorrect on android?

STEP 1: Select the active keyboard on the active keyboard under Language & input on the Android phone settings.

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STEP 2: Select the Text Correction option under the keyboard settings.

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STEP 3: Under the Text, Correction activates Auto-Correction.

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From now, each wrongly typed word is going to be corrected automatically. But, you’ll always add some words to the dictionary in order that it doesn’t get auto-corrected. Normally unknown names get auto-corrected which you are doing not want. Let’s see.

How to add words to the dictionary of the keyboard on Android?

STEP 1: On the Settings menu attend the Language & input option. Select the active keyboard. In my case, it’s Gboard(Google Keyboard).

STEP 2: Select Dictionary on the keyboard settings.

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STEP 3: Under the Dictionary select Personal Dictionary.

STEP 4: Select the language that you would like to feature the new words.

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STEP 5: Click on the Plus(+) button at the top-right.

STEP 6: Type the new words. The Shortcut is an optional field. you’ll set a shortcut for the word if you would like, otherwise leave it blank.

STEP 7: Now click on the back button on the highest. you’ll see the word is added to the list of the dictionary.

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Now, while you typing you the names/words with the auto-correction thereon won’t be get corrected. Also, you’ll type the shortcut(if you set) for the words and it’ll show you the suggestion for the words.

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