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How to Turn off Skype Autocorrect on Android – Technipages

Autocorrect is a very useful Skype feature. When you want to quickly share your ideas with your contacts, spelling comes second. You’re not really interested in spelling your words correctly, you just want to write your ideas in the chat window as fast as possible. Typos are bound to happen. But this is where Skype Autocorrect comes into the scene. The tool automatically checks and corrects your spelling as you type.

Sometimes, Autocorrect actually makes it harder to communicate. It replaces typos with the wrong words changing your message completely. Or it replaces words that you spelled correctly in the first place. The result is that your sentences have a totally different meaning than the one you initially intended.

Not to mention that if you’re typing in a language other than English, Autocorrect will constantly change your words. This is because it fails to recognize them in its database.

How to Disable Skype Autocorrect on Android

The Autocorrect feature on Skype for Mobile actually depends on the autocorrect settings of your mobile device. In other words, in order to turn off Autocorrect on Skype, you need to disable the feature on your Android device.

  1. On your Android phone, go to Settings.
  2. Then select System and go to Language and language and input
  3. Select your current keyboard. android keyboards
    1. If you’re using Microsoft SwiftKey, tap switfkey typing
    2. Toggle off Autocorrect.

microsoft swiftkey disable autocorrect
    1. If you’re using Gboard, tap Text correction.gboard text correction settings
    2. Then toggle Auto-correction off.

gboard disable autocorrect android

Go back to your Skype chat window and check if autocorrect is still on. After following the steps above, the system should no longer correct your words as you type. And this is how you can disable Skype AutoCorrect on your Android device.

By the way, if you want to learn more about Autocorrect and Android virtual keyboards, these guides will come in handy:


Autocorrect is a very handy feature, there’s no doubt about it. But it’s not perfect. Sometimes, it can edit the words you spelled correctly and change the meaning of your sentences. If you want to take full control over your typing experience on Android, you can simply disable Autocorrect.

Did our method work for you? Share your feedback in the comments below.

This post was written by Madalina Dinita and was first posted to Technipages

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