3 Replies Latest reply: Jan 18, 2012 2:28 PM by tmo_candace RSS

Turn off auto correct in swype


I feel stupid because I've been an android user for 4 years (and I'm computer savvy by nature), however on the Springboard when I type in my username on a website it wants to autocorrect. I have figured out how to add those names to the dictionary but I would rather just have autocorrect turned off completely rather than wonder why I'm getting an Unknown User message on site I log into because they decided I didn't know what I was typing. I've looked in the Settings but I haven't run across it yet. Although I will admit some of the corrected names are hilarious... it's not funny when you are trying to do something and you get flustered because the keyboard thinks you are dumb.

  • 1. Re: Turn off auto correct in swype

    Hi there luvduchovny!


    I know the auto-correct can be annoying; the steps below should allow you to disable it.  


    Change Swype keyboard settings

    How to change Swype keyboard settings

    To change Swype keyboard settings, follow these steps:

    1.     From any Home screen, tap the Menu  key.

    2.     Tap Settings.

    3.     Tap Locale and Text.

    4.     Tap Swype.

    5.     Tap to select or deselect the following options:

    ·   Auto-spacing

    ·   Auto-capitalization

    ·   Word Prediction

    ·   Enable Tip Indicator

    ·   Vibrate on keypress

    6.     Tap to edit the following settings:

    ·   Display Trace

    ·   Word Choice Window

    ·   Speed vs. Accuracy

    ·   Auto-select word after


    Hope this helps!




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  • 2. Re: Turn off auto correct in swype



    Took me a while to find what you were talking about because on the Springboard (Android 3.2 honeycomb) you have to go:


    Go to Menu

    Tap Settings

    Tap Language & Input

    Tap Configure Input Methods

    Tap Settings (under Swype)

    Tap Word Suggestion

    Uncheck Auto-correction (and I guess Word Suggestion also, but I'll leave that one for now)

    The rest of the settings can be found at the Settings (under Swype) level



    I thank you for at least giving me a start for finding where all these goodies were hidden. I think you help was for Gingerbread or earlier.


    You were very helpful!




  • 3. Re: Turn off auto correct in swype

    Hi Barb,


    You're welcome and thank you!  You are correct- those are the steps for Gingerbread.  


    I'm glad to hear it worked out!




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