Many years ago the numeric keyboards of the old mobile phones were left behind. With smartphones and their screens, we turn to virtual keyboards that are increasingly smart, but that sometimes get too much in the middle. If you use the Google Keyboard, we’ll show you how to disable your spell checker.
What we mean when we talk about Google Keyboard ?
Not all Android phones have the same keyboard. A quick search in the Play Store will allow you to discover that there are different variants. On many occasions, the manufacturers themselves create their own keyboards. And, although they are all basically the same, they are never exactly the same.
On the part of Google, they needed a keyboard to implement on their own devices and on any phone with pure Android, and Gboard was born from there, which stands out for having integrated, of course, the Google search bar.
If you see that G with the Google logo to the left of your keyboard, you will be using Gboard. And if after watching the video you have been tempted to try the keyboard offered by Google, you can download it from the Play Store without problems:
What we mean when we talk about spellchecker ?
Okay, we’ve all used an Android keyboard and we’ve seen how predictive text works. In a bar placed across the top are appearing writing proposals and other recommendations. But, as we say, that’s the predictive text input, and it’s not what we’re talking about this time.
If you use the Google Keyboard, the company implements an extra spell checker that works above the usual predictive text. If you misspell a word, when returning to place the cursor on it, an expanded menu will appear with different proposals, not far from the corrections that it would show us on the PC.
The main problem with this feature is that it’s intrusive, does not work consistently and does not solve anything the predictive keyboard does not do anymore.
That’s why we teach you to deactivate it, and also to activate it if you want to use it instead of the predictive keyboard.
How to turn on and off Google’s spell checker on Android ?
Enabling and disabling Google’s spell checker on Android phone keyboard is the most easiest task to do. You’ll need to perform few simple steps, those are following:
- To control the Google keyboard settings and activate or deactivate your spell checker, go to your device settings and scroll down to find the Advanced Settings menu.
- Enter and click on the first option, Languages & input. In this menu, you can control various aspects of writing, such as general languages, what keyboard you use, configure a physical keyboard …
- Extend the Advanced sections sub-menu and you will see a section called Spelling Correction. Enter the option. By default, you will see that up to the right you have the switch ON means activated.
- When you Enter that option you will find a Toggle switch besides Spelling Correction option. Click on that switch to make it deactivated.
You will not have to worry about the spell checker again. If you want to reactivate it, you’ll simply return to this menu.
You have two more options. The first is to select which language to use, which will be the default system. The second is to determine which corrector to use and, in your settings, activate the option to use the names of your contacts when correcting faults. Both can be useful if you prefer to choose the spell checker instead of the predictive keyboard. The choice is in your hand.