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How to Turn Off Spell Correct In "Messages" Application Eludes Me!

Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by PGB1213, Jul 15, 2018.

  1. PGB1213

    PGB1213 Member
    Thread Starter

    Hello All!
    I have a phone with Android 5.1 (the highest it will take). It has a text message application called "Messages" version 3.2.042. I checked for updates, and that's the most current version for this phone. The messaging application is the one that came with the phone, a ZTE Maven Z812.

    What I can not figure out, despite poking around Settings & using internet search, is how to turn off the automatic spell correcting feature. I use quite a few non-standard words and the application 'corrects' them to what it thinks is correct. (Examples- 'Contactor' becomes 'contacted'; 'Harmonics' becomes 'harmonica'; and so forth.) What it does to my last name is downright shameful!

    The biggest problem is that I can't even un-correct their 'correct' spellings. The application just puts the word back the way the app wants it to be spelled. (And I always thought humans were the boss of computers, not the other way around...)

    It there a way to turn off this pesky feature?
    Thanks For Your Help!

  2. Hadron

    Hadron Smoke me a kipper...
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    This is a feature of the keyboard app, not the message app. So look at your keyboard's settings or else try some different keyboard apps to see whether you can find one that suits you.
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  3. Dannydet

    Dannydet Extreme Android User

    Go to language and input in your phone settings, then choose keyboard.
    From there you can tweak the keyboard settings in preferences
  4. PGB1213

    PGB1213 Member
    Thread Starter

    Thank You both for helping out. Your advice is much appreciated. I apologize for my delayed reply.

    I went to Settings - Language & Input. On the first page is "Spell Checker" and it was already off.

    Next, I picked the keyboard I use (called "Big Keyboard"). At "input Mode Settings", the closest thing it had to Spell Correct was "Touch To Correct Words". It was already un-checked.

    I tried typing some words in a text message and they still got corrected.
    What do you guys think I did wrong?

    Thanks Again!
  5. Dannydet

    Dannydet Extreme Android User

    In your settings, apps, go to your big keyboard, and clear cache, and data.
    Reboot your phone.
    See if that helps
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  6. PGB1213

    PGB1213 Member
    Thread Starter

    Thanks Dannydet. That worked great.
    Noow I kan spel as pourly as i wanna ant not hav it corrructed contruary to my wishes.

    Enjoy Today!
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  7. Unforgiven

    Unforgiven ...eschew obfuscation...


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