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How to Disable Auto-Correction on the iPhone

The iPhone’s keyboard in combination with the touch screen makes for one awesome typing device. However, some people out there might be slightly annoyed when you’re trying to type a word that is not in the iPhone dictionary. That’s when the auto-correct feature kicks in and if you’re blazing away on the keyboard this can make things highly annoying as you need to correct the auto-correct (does that make sense?! haha). Anyways, do you hate the auto-correct feature? Want to disable it for your iPhone? Let’s get started!

How to Disable Auto-Correct on Your iPhone

1. Launch Installer (you should be familiar with this application by now) from your Springboard.

2. Go to “Install” and scroll down to “Tweaks 1.1.1″ under Categories.

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3. Select Kb2 from the list of packages. Install it. Click the Home button, and the iPhone will go to the “Slide to Unlock” screen.

4. Go to Settings–>General–>Keyboard…you should see a new option, called “Enable Autocorrection”. Touch it to turn it “On”.

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5. That’s it! The Auto-correction feature has no been disabled. You can type all your slang without worrying about the auto-correction kicking in!

6. Sit back, relax, and grab yourself a nice cold beverage for a job well done. =)

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  • Dusty

    This is a handy application, it always makes me mad when it auto corrects me haha
    Thanks for the tip!
    Have a good day :)

  • Dusty

    This is a handy application, it always makes me mad when it auto corrects me haha
    Thanks for the tip!
    Have a good day :)

  • Dusty

    This is a handy application, it always makes me mad when it auto corrects me haha
    Thanks for the tip!
    Have a good day :)

  • http://www.iphoneincanada.ca Gary

    Thanks for visiting Dusty. How is the new iPhone? Fully unlocked??

  • iPhone Fan

    Thanks for visiting Dusty. How is the new iPhone? Fully unlocked??

  • Dusty

    O man i’m loving the iPhone :) WOOOOT! hehe No its not fully unlocked :( :( :( Since its the 1.1.2OTB and well since the hardware mod (StealthSim and others…) are so expensive, I don’t have the money after the holidays and I spent it all to get the iPhone lol but it was worth it. I’ve been trying out those tips u posted and will give u feedback in a bit. I also have made some wicked ringtones! There PIMP! haha they sound really good too, maybe we could make a tutorial up or something to help others ;) Well I have so much more to post about my iPhone but I will do that later haha I appreciate ur replys!
    Thanks iPhone Fan

  • Dusty

    O man i’m loving the iPhone :) WOOOOT! hehe No its not fully unlocked :( :( :( Since its the 1.1.2OTB and well since the hardware mod (StealthSim and others…) are so expensive, I don’t have the money after the holidays and I spent it all to get the iPhone lol but it was worth it. I’ve been trying out those tips u posted and will give u feedback in a bit. I also have made some wicked ringtones! There PIMP! haha they sound really good too, maybe we could make a tutorial up or something to help others ;) Well I have so much more to post about my iPhone but I will do that later haha I appreciate ur replys!
    Thanks iPhone Fan

  • Dusty

    O man i’m loving the iPhone :) WOOOOT! hehe No its not fully unlocked :( :( :( Since its the 1.1.2OTB and well since the hardware mod (StealthSim and others…) are so expensive, I don’t have the money after the holidays and I spent it all to get the iPhone lol but it was worth it. I’ve been trying out those tips u posted and will give u feedback in a bit. I also have made some wicked ringtones! There PIMP! haha they sound really good too, maybe we could make a tutorial up or something to help others ;) Well I have so much more to post about my iPhone but I will do that later haha I appreciate ur replys!
    Thanks iPhone Fan

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  • http://core3.com/wpblog/ Tony B

    After installing this software (or other non-apple approved software), what happens when you download an IPhone software upgrade and get a message saying the download has detected 3rd party software? I’m all for digging into the device, but it seems that Apple may disable the iphone if the download detects non-Apple software installed. That’s a bit risky for me cause I need my $400 phone to be functional 24×7.

  • http://core3.com/wpblog/ Tony B

    After installing this software (or other non-apple approved software), what happens when you download an IPhone software upgrade and get a message saying the download has detected 3rd party software? I’m all for digging into the device, but it seems that Apple may disable the iphone if the download detects non-Apple software installed. That’s a bit risky for me cause I need my $400 phone to be functional 24×7.

  • http://core3.com/wpblog/ Tony B

    After installing this software (or other non-apple approved software), what happens when you download an IPhone software upgrade and get a message saying the download has detected 3rd party software? I’m all for digging into the device, but it seems that Apple may disable the iphone if the download detects non-Apple software installed. That’s a bit risky for me cause I need my $400 phone to be functional 24×7.

  • http://www.iphoneincanada.ca Gary

    So far, with all 3rd party apps, I have yet to see a message about 3rd party apps detected. Apple cannot disable your iPhone…I’ve never heard of that happening. Jailbreaking and installing 3rd party apps comes with a risk…it’s the risk you have to take to experience the 100’s of free apps out there! ;)

  • http://www.iphoneincanada.ca Gary

    So far, with all 3rd party apps, I have yet to see a message about 3rd party apps detected. Apple cannot disable your iPhone…I’ve never heard of that happening. Jailbreaking and installing 3rd party apps comes with a risk…it’s the risk you have to take to experience the 100’s of free apps out there! ;)

  • iPhone Fan

    So far, with all 3rd party apps, I have yet to see a message about 3rd party apps detected. Apple cannot disable your iPhone…I’ve never heard of that happening. Jailbreaking and installing 3rd party apps comes with a risk…it’s the risk you have to take to experience the 100’s of free apps out there! ;)

  • http://core3.com/wpblog/ Tony B
  • http://core3.com/wpblog/ Tony B
  • Lam

    Does this work for 1.1.2?

  • Lam

    Does this work for 1.1.2?

  • Lam

    Does this work for 1.1.2?

  • Etienne

    Does it work with 1.1.4?
    Thanks

  • Etienne

    Does it work with 1.1.4?
    Thanks

  • iPhone in the Philippines

    I am an Apple iPhone user here in the Philippines. It works here now! I just love it. I just can’t seem to find any other phone better than iPhone!!!

  • iPhone in the Philippines

    I am an Apple iPhone user here in the Philippines. It works here now! I just love it. I just can’t seem to find any other phone better than iPhone!!!

  • Kevin

    I have just installed the kb2 application to turn off the dictionary and I am noticing that the double tapping shortcut is not working anymore. Even after uninstalling the kb2 application, the double spacing shortcut remains disabled… (even though the “.” SHORTCUT setting is on)

  • Kevin

    I have just installed the kb2 application to turn off the dictionary and I am noticing that the double tapping shortcut is not working anymore. Even after uninstalling the kb2 application, the double spacing shortcut remains disabled… (even though the “.” SHORTCUT setting is on)

  • Z

    Thanks! That was way too easy.

  • Z

    Thanks! That was way too easy.

  • http://core3.com/wpblog/ Tony B

    It seems like auto-correct disable is of most interest to European, Russian, and Chinese iPhone users. Most visits to http://core3.com/wpblog/2008/01/31/turn-off-auto-correct/ come from these regions.

  • http://core3.com/wpblog/ Tony B

    It seems like auto-correct disable is of most interest to European, Russian, and Chinese iPhone users. Most visits to http://core3.com/wpblog/2008/01/31/turn-off-auto-correct/ come from these regions.

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  • Jimbob

    For anyone that is wondering, I installed this on my 1.1.4 phone and it works beautifully.

  • Jimbob

    For anyone that is wondering, I installed this on my 1.1.4 phone and it works beautifully.

  • Jimbob

    For anyone that is wondering, I installed this on my 1.1.4 phone and it works beautifully.

  • iPhonisto

    This is not actually a fix, but it works just fine:
    Type any letter, than move the cursor just to the left of that letter, so that when you type a word, there will always be this spare letter at the end.
    This way, iPhone will not suggest words.
    And when you’re done, just erase the spare letter.
    Only downside I noticed so far: Double-clicking “space” for “full stop – space” does not work. But I feel this to be less annoying.

  • iPhonisto

    This is not actually a fix, but it works just fine:
    Type any letter, than move the cursor just to the left of that letter, so that when you type a word, there will always be this spare letter at the end.
    This way, iPhone will not suggest words.
    And when you’re done, just erase the spare letter.
    Only downside I noticed so far: Double-clicking “space” for “full stop – space” does not work. But I feel this to be less annoying.

  • iPhonisto

    This is not actually a fix, but it works just fine:
    Type any letter, than move the cursor just to the left of that letter, so that when you type a word, there will always be this spare letter at the end.
    This way, iPhone will not suggest words.
    And when you’re done, just erase the spare letter.
    Only downside I noticed so far: Double-clicking “space” for “full stop – space” does not work. But I feel this to be less annoying.

  • yoyo

    This os OK for v.1.1.4 but as there is yet no installer for v 2.0 there is no Kb2. So what to do then ?

  • yoyo

    This os OK for v.1.1.4 but as there is yet no installer for v 2.0 there is no Kb2. So what to do then ?

  • yoyo

    This os OK for v.1.1.4 but as there is yet no installer for v 2.0 there is no Kb2. So what to do then ?

  • ryu

    i have a problem opening friendters and facebook in particular…i can only open the homepage but i can open messages.. etc… it constantly asking for password and e-add.. dont know why…but i can surf the net etc. what will i do..tnx!

  • ryu

    i have a problem opening friendters and facebook in particular…i can only open the homepage but i can open messages.. etc… it constantly asking for password and e-add.. dont know why…but i can surf the net etc. what will i do..tnx!

  • ryu

    i have a problem opening friendters and facebook in particular…i can only open the homepage but i can open messages.. etc… it constantly asking for password and e-add.. dont know why…but i can surf the net etc. what will i do..tnx!

  • Ariana

    hey my husband and i have tried to download the twaeks page but we cant do it can you please help us…

  • Ariana

    hey my husband and i have tried to download the twaeks page but we cant do it can you please help us…

  • Ariana

    hey my husband and i have tried to download the twaeks page but we cant do it can you please help us…

  • gmu

    CToggle in Cydia will disable autocorrection. Works for 2.0.2 FW

  • gmu

    CToggle in Cydia will disable autocorrection. Works for 2.0.2 FW

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  • ayen202

    uhm … can someone please tell me how to install an installer? …what’s springboard? … i’m a newbie here … thanks ^_^

  • ayen202

    uhm … can someone please tell me how to install an installer? …what’s springboard? … i’m a newbie here … thanks ^_^

  • matt

    Not really an installer fan, i like cydia. Download Quickpwn it for mac and Pc, it puts both apps on your phone, make sure you back it up first with itunes, i used the pc one, pretty simple follow the instructions, i dont recoment changing the boot screen when it asks.
    Springboard is the screen you see when nothing opened, its like the desktop on your computer, where all the icons are.

  • matt

    Not really an installer fan, i like cydia. Download Quickpwn it for mac and Pc, it puts both apps on your phone, make sure you back it up first with itunes, i used the pc one, pretty simple follow the instructions, i dont recoment changing the boot screen when it asks.
    Springboard is the screen you see when nothing opened, its like the desktop on your computer, where all the icons are.

  • ferfr

    awesome man, this was so, so helpful, and I had a beer after doing this. THANKS!!

  • la2minicanflaka

    hey what about if i don't have the kb2 option under Tweaks 1.1.1 what should i do?

  • la2minicanflaka

    hey what about if i don't have the kb2 option under Tweaks 1.1.1 what should i do?

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  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4IJ7GIOWQNROM7PZJMD4SD7OAM Shawn Feller

    Boo! It turns off spell check. I want spell check (the underline) just not autocorrect

  • Yiannis

    If you need to keep spell checking but disable auto correction you should be looking for manualcorrect