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Windows 8.1: How to turn Autocorrect ON and OFF for apps?

By Nidhi ,Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

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Turn autocorrect on and offDo you wish to avoid making common mistakes such as typos while typing on your Windows 8.1 PC? The autocorrect feature of Windows predictively completes the words that you type. However, this can also be the reason why many people want to turn this option off on their Windows 8.1 PC.

For the starters, the Autocorrect feature in Windows 8.1 persistently auto corrects the misspelled word, but at times it might look frustrating as it might not type what you want to type. For instance, you want to type the ‘experiencing’ word, but this Autocorrect feature automatically puts the ‘e’ in the end, making the word experience. This might frustrate you a bit and also lead to productivity loss as you will have to watch out for similar instances throughout your content.

With Windows 8.1, you have both the options – you can either turn Autocorrect feature on or off as per your convenience. Here are the steps that you can follow to turn Autocorrect on and off on your Windows 8.1 PC:

  1. Move the mouse cursor to the top right corner of the ‘Start’ screen to access the ‘Charms’ menu.
  2. Click on the ‘Settings’ charm, and then click on ‘Change PC Settings’.
  3. Click ‘PC & devices’ in the left pane, and then click ‘Typing’.
  4. Now in the ‘Spelling’ option, under ‘Autocorrect misspelled words’, move the slider to the right to turn on Auto correct.
  5. Move the slider to the left to turn it off.

This is how you can turn the Autocorrect feature on and off on your Windows 8.1 PC.  If you think you need to understand these steps in a better manner, you can check out our solution video which is posted below.


About Nidhi

is the Gizmo Gal for iYogi. A writer by choice and Gizmo Geek by nature, she brings the hottest and latest happening in the Gadgets’ world. So, when you need a peek inside the tech world, you know where the action is.

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