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Lumia 800 - Turning off Auto Spelling Correction i...

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batwench
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Lumia 800 - Turning off Auto Spelling Correction in Messages

Hiya,

 

Can anyone please advise how on earth I turn off the autocorrect word thing in messaging?

 

I like the word suggestion line but I don't want it to auto-correct my words in the message. It is very annoying as I can't seem to find anything in the Settings to do it.

 

I have updated my phone this very morning to get the latest firmware so it's not that. 

 

It is just for messaging not Office that I need, although it may be one of the same thing!

 

Thanks in advance.

 

Bats

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aspergerguy
Posts: 10,000

Re: Lumia 800 - Turning off Auto Spelling Correction in Messages

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@batwench

 

Go to: Settings > Keyboard > typing settings

 

On the top you see Keyboard, then the languages you have selectedas an example: English

Below this it says press to change so click on the language you have selected (as an example English) 

 

You will then get the option to turn off predictive text > uncheck Suggest text and highlight misspelt words

 

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foxmeister
Posts: 1,268

Re: Lumia 800 - Turning off Auto Spelling Correction in Messages

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Wouldn't it be better to keep that option ticked and just untick the "correct misspelt words" option

 

That way it will still highlight the misspelt word but won't auto correct it

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aspergerguy
Posts: 10,000

Re: Lumia 800 - Turning off Auto Spelling Correction in Messages

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foxmeister wrote:

Wouldn't it be better to keep that option ticked and just untick the "correct misspelt words" option

 

That way it will still highlight the misspelt word but won't auto correct it


Doesn't work that way which is why option is "greyed out"

 

You can have "Suggest text and highlight misspelt words" without "Correct misspelt words" but not the other way around!

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batwench
Posts: 8

Re: Lumia 800 - Turning off Auto Spelling Correction in Messages

Thank you so much. You are great. xoxo
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AlbaNZ
Posts: 2

Re: Lumia 800 - Turning off Auto Spelling Correction in Messages

And a BIG thank you from me also. I have been frustrated with auto-correct but could not find where to switch it off. Fortunately I found this post.
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pravin2201
Posts: 1

Re: Lumia 800 - Turning off Auto Spelling Correction in Messages

Thanks a lot. It was really helpful. 

 

Cheers!

 

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Midhun_Kumar
Posts: 1

Re: Lumia 800 - Turning off Auto Spelling Correction in Messages

Thanks alot buddyyy

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sueynewy
Posts: 1

Re: Lumia 800 - Turning off Auto Spelling Correction in Messages

At long last got its stupid predictive text turned off. The crunch came earlier, when texted my daughter who had just given birth the day before, and it sent you are the most horendous girl.  I had wanted to say gorgeous! Big upset on her side...

Fantastic phone tho!

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JD46
Posts: 9

Re: Lumia 800 - Turning off Auto Spelling Correction in Messages

Thanks for your info however my keyboard gives me no such option, I could select any language but never get the option to turn off/on predictive text
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bebek_35
Posts: 1

Re: Lumia 800 - Turning off Auto Spelling Correction in Messages

thanks for the help......:smileywink:
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Rafal57
Posts: 1

Re: Lumia 800 - Turning off Auto Spelling Correction in Messages

Thank you so much!!!
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wms9679
Posts: 2

Re: Lumia 800 - Turning off Auto Spelling Correction in Messages

@JD46... Have u solved it yet? If not, go to SETTINGS -- KEYBOARD -- Typing Settings -- UNCLICK first box (the two sub-boxes must be greyed out)

Hope that does it! Goodluck!!!
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wms9679
Posts: 2

Re: Lumia 800 - Turning off Auto Spelling Correction in Messages

Up...

SETTINGS -- KEYBOARD -- Typing Settings -- ENGLISH (Tap to change) -- Click on the first box to uncheck it (the two sub-boxes must be greyed out after u unchecked the first box. Just leave the other boxes as they are.)

Hope that does it! Goodluck!!!
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csadam
Posts: 1

Re: Lumia 800 - Turning off Auto Spelling Correction in Messages

thnkx a zillion for the update.

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Dumisani
Posts: 4

Re: Lumia 800 - Turning off Auto Spelling Correction in Messages

This hidden. It was supposed to be accessable when typing like most phones do :smileysad:

 

Two years of typing retarded messages to people. Damn