If auto-correct is not working accurately on your iPhone 14 Pro or not working at all, the following solutions will fix the issue.
Autocorrect is a pretty neat feature that automatically checks and polishes your spelling as you type on your iPhone. However, it can be more than a little annoying when autocorrect begins to type the wrong words or replace what you wrote with words that don’t make sense at all.
Fortunately, it’s possible to fix the problem if the iPhone 14 Pro autocorrect is not working properly.
Ways to fix auto-correct not working on iPhone 14 Pro
Here are the solutions and tips to fix iPhone 14 Pro autocorrect not working issue.
Note: information in this article apply to iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Plus, iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max.
1. Make sure auto-correct is on
Auto-correction is enabled by default on your iPhone 14 Pro when you set it up. However, if you or someone with access to your iOS device turned it off, here’s how to enable it.
- Open Settings and tap General.
- Select Keyboard.
- Enable Auto-Correction.
2. Enable Check Spelling and Predictive text
While you’re on the keyboard settings screen, make sure you enable:
Check Spelling: When auto-correction is on, the words you misspell are corrected automatically. However, even when auto-correction is off (or not working), the spell check feature will flag spelling errors and make it easy for you to notice and correct them.
Predictive: The predictive text feature shows you words and phrases you may type next and thus helps you finish quickly by completing your sentences in fewer taps. It uses your past typing style, what words you usually type after a word, websites you visit in Safari, and more. For example, if you often write your spouse’s nickname and a few nice words after Good Morning, it will suggest that above the keyboard, whenever you type Good Morning.
3. Choose the right keyboard
If you’re using a third-party keyboard on your iPhone 14 Pro like SwiftKey, it most likely has its auto-correct toggle in the in-app settings. So, open your keyboard app > go to its settings > and enable auto-correct from there.
In case you have multiple keyboards, you can switch between them by pressing or tapping the globe key.
4. Restart your iPhone
Sometimes auto-correct may not work due to small glitches, which you can quickly fix by turning off your iPhone and turning it back on.
You can press the Side button and either of the volume buttons to turn off your iPhone and turn it back on. Or, you may go to Settings app > General > Shut Down. After 1 minute switch on the iPhone.
5. Remove text replacement shortcuts
Are certain phrases or random words being expanded, replaced, or corrected as other words, phrases, or sentences? If yes, that’s most likely due to the text replacement feature. Here’s how to manage text replacement phrases and shortcuts on iPhone:
- Open Settings and tap General.
- Choose Keyboard.
- Select Text Replacement.
- If you find a certain entry you don’t want to keep, swipe left on it and tap Delete.
Now, when you type that shortcut or phrase, your iPhone 14 Pro won’t replace or correct it with something else.
6. Repeatedly Type Words to Fix Autocorrect
Unfortunately, Apple doesn’t allow you to edit your dictionary directly. One way around this is to type the word that’s being erroneously corrected and dismiss the change before it takes place by tapping the dismiss (x) button beside the suggested spelling. You may need to repeat this numerous times before your iPhone stops “correcting” the word in question.
If you automatically accept a change by mistake, hit Delete and your previously-typed word will appear in a bubble. Tap it, and your change will be reverted. This may also teach your iPhone that it is unnecessary to correct this word, encouraging it to add the word you just typed in its dictionary.
Some users suggest adding the words to your Contacts. However, this is a little unreliable and works best with proper nouns and company names.
7. Stop auto-correction from changing the word
Just before auto-correct is about to change what you typed, it highlights the word. This will be your clue that what you just typed is incorrect (per auto-correct’s definitions), and the moment you tap the space bar, it will change it. Now, while typing quickly, you may not notice or be in a position to pause. However, when you’re typing at a normal pace, you can stop auto-correction from changing the word by tapping what you typed, which is displayed in the top left of the keyboard’s suggestions bar (while what the auto-correct will use is shown in the middle).
8. Auto-correct isn’t available in all languages
Auto-correct works as per your iPhone’s keyboard language. It doesn’t depend on your region (you can use any keyboard language in any region), nor does it consider the language of the document or text. For example, if you’re working on a French document in the Pages app, the current English iOS keyboard will still use auto-correct in the English language.
Secondly, auto-correct isn’t available for all keyboard languages. You can see the full list of availability on this Apple Support page.
9. Update your iPhone 14 Pro
Sometimes things like auto-correct may be broken or perform poorly in a specific version of iOS. To address this, go to Settings > General > Software Update and get the latest iOS available for your device.
10. Reset Your iPhone Dictionary
If your dictionary has become an unmanageable nightmare, you could always reset your iPhone dictionary. This sounds severe, but all you’re doing is removing the custom words and typing rules that your iPhone has picked up since you started using it. As your iPhone dictionary is often backed up to iCloud when you change devices, it could be many years old.
- Go to iPhone Settings and tap General.
- Scroll to the bottom and select Transfer or Reset iPhone.
- Choose Reset.
- Tap Reset Keyboard Dictionary and confirm.
Once your keyboard dictionary is reset, auto-correct should work fine.
11. Reset all settings
Finally, if nothing helps, resetting all iPhone settings should almost certainly fix all your iPhone 14 Pro autocorrect problems.
To do this: open Settings app > tap on General > Transfer or Reset iPhone > Reset.
Tap on Reset All Settings > Enter your iPhone passcode > Reset All Settings.
Please note that this won’t delete any personal data, but it will erase all Wi-Fi passwords, VPN configurations, Privacy Settings, and more. So make sure you have the necessary data backed up or written somewhere safe.
Fixed iPhone 14 Pro autocorrect not working issue
These were the right solutions to fix the issue of autocorrect not working on your iPhone 14 Pro. I hope one or a combination of a few methods worked for you. If not, you may want to contact Apple support or make an in-store visit.
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