How to configure the spell checker in iOS

The spelling checker Self-correcting mobile devices is one of those things that we love and hate equally. We love it because it allows us to write quickly and, when we are used to the screen of our mobile, practically without looking at the screen. We hate him because sometimes he has a life of his own and writes the words that seem good to him and not the ones we want. Although it is a basic setting, there are many users who have doubts about how to manage this writing tool.

The problem with the autocorrector is that it tries to use too correct language. In addition, the iPhone, as a good Apple product that it is, does not like bad words, so we have to write them carefully if we do not want to send something with a totally different meaning. On the other hand, it is logical that there are different words to say the same in the same language, as is the case of the "little guy" used in Albacete to say "little bit." In these cases, it may be a good idea to deactivate the concealer, a very simple process that we will explain below.

How to disable iPhone spell checking

As I mentioned earlier, disable autocorrector It is very simple. But, as always, you have to consider looking for adjustments or knowing the way. We will deactivate it by performing these steps:

  1. We open the Settings.
  2. Next we go to General.
  3. We slide down and enter Keyboard.
  4. Finally, we have to deactivate the switch, lever or toggle of the Autocorrector.

Easy, right?

How to change the language of the spell checker

Change the language of the proofreader Spelling is very simple, but it may be worth looking at the next point before. In any case, to change the language we have two options:

  1. We touch the world ball and the language will change from one to another (for example, Spanish, English, Spanish …).
  2. We touch and keep on the ball of the world to see all the languages ​​that we have activated next to the option to deactivate the predictive dictionary.

How to add a language

In order to change the language as we have explained in the previous point, we will first have to add new languages ​​to the keyboard. This works as follows: we start from the basis that we want our iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad to correct what we write in Spanish, but that, for whatever reason, we also want it to be done in United States English. The first thing we have to do in this case is to add that keyboard. To avoid confusion, I will detail the steps to follow:

  1. Like turning off the AutoCorrect, we open Settings.
  2. Next, we go to General.
  3. We slide down and enter Keyboard.
  4. The next thing is to enter Keyboards. If you had never touched it, next you will see a 2, one that is the keyboard of your language and a second that is that of the Emoji.
  5. Next we have to tap on Add new keyboard. We will see that we are shown all we have available.
  6. The next thing we have to do, logically, is to choose the language we want to add, which in this case is "English." If there is one that is the United Kingdom, the one that does not put anything is the English where Apple resides, that is, the United States.
  7. Now that we have the language added, we would already have it, but how is it used? Well, we have to go to any application where we can write.
  8. Finally, we have to choose the language by touching the world ball that will appear next to the little face with which we access the Emoji.

How to activate the Catalan spell checker

This is a query that you have also asked us. There is no special way to activate the Catalan spell checker, since we are speaking of an official language of the Iberian Peninsula, so that it is done in the same way that we would do it with any other language of the many that we have available. But since the query is of a specific language, if we had not activated the autocorrector so that the Catalan words did not correct us, we would have to join everything explained in the previous points:

  1. If we do not have it activated, logically, we have to activate the autocorrector as we have explained previously.
  2. We do what I have explained in the previous point, but changing only the step of choosing the language, at which time, logically, we will look for “Catalan” and add it.
  3. Finally, we will play on the ball of the world and choose “Catalan”. If we touch the world ball without keeping it, it will change between languages ​​and we will know that it has reached the Catalan when “Catalan” appears on the space bar (something that disappears a couple of seconds after appearing).

What is "Check spelling"?

By default, all iOS devices have both Autocorrect and activated spelling check. In this way, when we are going to write a wrong word, if you find any in your dictionary that could match, it will change it automatically. But if, for example, we want to put a misspelled word on purpose, we can do it by pressing the “x” that appears next to the suggested word, which will allow us to leave the word we have written. For example, if we put the word "vurro" (sorry to those who are crying blood right now) and we give the "x", it will appear in the writing box with a red line underneath.

The options are separated if we want to have it as it usually is on computers. On computers where we can type with a larger keyboard and with more comfort, I think it is best to check the writing of what we write and we warn of possible errors, but don't change the words for us. In fact, I was testing it on the Mac a long time ago and wrote "Drop Simulator" twice when I wanted to write "Goat Simulator." Although they are enabled by default, the options are separate so we can decide what kind of help we prefer.

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