How To Turn Off Autocorrect On A Mac Computer (Updated)

Last Updated on Oct 18, 2022

There are some easy steps on the Mac from autocorrecting your text “Hot Dog” when you aim to write something else…

By default, the Mac keyboard has enabled Correct Spelling Automatically, which means it will automatically solve the typo “We’ll” to “Well.” So in case you are typing in the wrong way will get fixed. It seems appropriate most of the time, but it is sometimes; dreadful when the autocorrect changes common words.

It’s enabled on the Mac keyboard, doesn’t mean you can’t turn it off. This article will let you know how to get rid of the annoying typo correction “Minneapolis” to “Pols” by disabling Autocorrect on a Mac Computer.

And as a bonus handover, we will let you know how to turn on Dictation and what are best dictation commands.

Enable/Disable Autocorrect On Mac Computer While Typing & Dications

Does Autocorrect provoke you? Struggling with autocorrect, as if you know your writing correctly, but it still keeps adjusting? Here is how you can turn off autocorrect on revamped macOS to write an email or text.

Turn Off Autocorrect On A Mac Computer

Follow the given below steps as per the macOS installed on your device.

macOS Ventura & Later: Apple Logo > System Settings… > Keyboard > Beside the Input Source, select Edit… > disable the toggle next to the Correct Spelling Automatically.

macOS Monterey & Earlier: Apple Logo > System Preferences… > Keyboard > Text > uncheck the box next to the Correct Spelling Automatically.

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That’s it! Now after, all the corrections you need to do are by yourself.

How To Use Dictation On Mac

With an enabled dictation feature, you can dictate text anywhere you type (Safari, Google Chrome, Pages, Words, etc.). For instance, quick responses to the Mail or to send text.

How does it work? The dictated words are sent to Apple to process the request ticket. The feedback window gauges your utterance volume and offers basic dictation controls. However, there are two different ways to use Dictation. Here below are the steps you need to turn on Dictation on Mac.

macOS Ventura And Later : Apple Logo > System Settings… > Keyboard > Enable the Toggle next to the Dictation.

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macOS Monterey And Earlier: Apple Logo > System Preferences… > Keyboard > Dictation > turn on the Dictation.

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For instance, if you want to use Dictation in Safari or Google Chrome, simply press the F5 Button or (Fn+F5) Keyboard Keys, and the microphone will appear on whichever browser, Message Typing Box, Email, Notes, Documents and more…, you are currently using.

How Do You Punctuate Voice Typing? Stop Auto-Punctuation

To punctuate voice typing, you need to enable the keyboard settings on the Mac Computer. Having the Mac by your side doesn’t need any third party. It has built-in settings named Auto-Punctuation on Mac Dictation (Apple Logo > System Settings… > Keyboard. In the Dictation Menu, Turn off the toggle to stop Auto-Punctuation) in the latest macOS. or Keep Enabled if you are excited to use it. see the below screen,

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If you are more serious about the dictation control feature, you need to enable the Voice Control Settings.

What is Voice Control? It is a feature that allows you to use your voice to edit and interact with the computer even when you are on the Phone.

Moreover, it is the same feature that allows Control Menu Items and Click Buttons; at the same point, it enhances Dictation Functionality.

To enable it, follow the given below steps.

macOS Ventura and Later: Apple Logo > System Settings… > Accessibility > enable toggle next to the Voice Control.

macOC Monterey And Earlier: Apple Logo > System Preferences… > Accessibility > Voice Control > Check on the box next to the Enable Voice Control.

Right after turning it ON, it will start listening to you with the Microphone Icon tagged Sleep.

Mac Dictation Commands

To use Dictation more precisely here are some of the mac dictation commands that you need to note down. This Dictation Command works firmly on every application like Mail Apps, Webpages, Pages, and of course with browsers.

Wake-Up To Wake-up The Dictation Feature
Go To SleepTo Stop The Dictation From Dictating
Move UpTo Move Up In The Text (Should Have Multiple Line Of Text)
Move DownTo Move Down In The Text (Should Have Multiple Line Of Text)
Move LeftTo Move Left In The Text
Move Right To Move Right In The Text
Move ForwardTo move forward followed by Number, Character, Words, Sentence And Paragraph
Move Backward To move forward followed by Number, Character, Words, Sentence And Paragraph
Move BeforeTo move before followed by the <Phrase>
Move AfterTo move after followed by the <Phrase>
Move To Beginning To move to the beginning followed by the Word, Sentence, Line, Paragraph
Move To EndTo move to the end followed by the Word, Sentence, Line, Paragraph
SelectTo Select <Phrase>
Select PreviousTo Select previous Character, Words, Line, Sentence after the <Phrase> you want
Select NextTo Select next Character, Words, Line, Sentence after the <Phrase> you want
ReplaceTo Replace <Phrase> with <Phrase>
Insert BeforeTo Insert <Phrase> Before <Phrase>
Insert AfterTo Insert <Phrase> After <Phrase>
Correct That<Phrase> followed by Sentence Correct That
Undo That<Phrase> followed by Sentence Undo that
Copy-PasteSelect <Phrase>, copy that and paste (location)
Type <Phrase>To Type <Phrase>
Lower-Case ThatLowercase <Phrase>
Upper Case ThatUppercase <Phrase>
Add To Vocabualury Select <Phrase> Add To Vocabualury
New LineTo Go to new line
<Name> EmojiTo add the emoji in the sentence
Numeral <0-9>To Add Numeral in the form of number
Roman Numeral <Number>To Add Numeral in the form of roman number

Conclusion

While Mac’s in-built autocorrection may be efficient enough to correct the innocent error, Autocorrect changing the words that don’t need to be, is a significant problem. You can turn off auto-correction on Mac, but if you still want help, you can use a less intrusive third-party correction.

How Do You Punctuate Spoken Text?

The text will be punctuated by the Quotation, Exclamation, Question Mark, etc, as per the type of sentence you uttered. Now it improved on Mac and iPhone’s Auto Punctuation.

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