How To Turn Off Autocorrect on the Xiaomi Redmi 5A

Posted by Arch on November 15, 2018

In theory, autocorrect should make typing on your smartphone much easier. This handy feature anticipates your words and automatically inserts them into your texts, thus saving you a lot of time you would otherwise spend typing. But even though it’s supposed to be helpful, this feature is often a source of frustration.

Not only does it correct words that don’t need correcting, but it also inserts words that are inappropriate in the context of your message. Depending on who you’re exchanging messages with, this can lead to some very embarrassing situations.

Thankfully, there are ways to modify and/or completely turn off the autocorrect feature on your Xiaomi Redmi 5A. All you have to do is to follow the three simple steps outlined below.

Step 1 – General Settings

The first thing you need to do is to go to Settings on your Xiaomi Redmi 5A. Over there, you will see numerous options that allow you to fine tune your phone to your preference. You need to swipe all the way down and tap on “Additional Settings” in the “System & Device” section of the menu.

Step 2 – Language Settings

Once you enter the “Additional Settings” menu, tap on the “Language & input” option. As the name suggests, this section gives you access to a variety of settings concerning the language and the input on the different types of keyboards you might be using on your Xiaomi Redmi 5A.

The Redmi 5A normally comes with four types of keyboard preinstalled. These include GBoard, the standard Android keyboard developed by Google, as well as the SwiftKey keyboard owned by Microsoft. You can also opt to use the Fleksy keyboard, which the Guinness Book of Records has named the fastest keyboard in the world. Finally, there is also the Google Pinyin Input keyboard that has built-in support for Chinese alphabet. The keyboard you’re using plays an important part in the final step of the process.

Step 3 – Keyboard and Autocorrect

In the next step, you will be prompted to choose the keyboard you want to modify. In the “Language & input” menu, tap on “Current Keyboard” and then select “Text Correction”.

Once you’ve done that, you need to tap on “Autocorrection” next. You will then be prompted to choose how much input you want to give to the autocorrect feature. You can choose between “Off”, “Modest”, “Aggressive”, and “Very aggressive”. If you want to turn off the autocorrect feature completely, you will obviously need to tap on “Off”.

Keep in mind that these steps need to be repeated for each different keyboard you use on your mobile device.

Final Thought

If rather than turning it off you want to improve the autocorrect feature on your Xiaomi Redmi 5A, you can tweak the settings. Try setting the autocorrection level to “Moderate” and adding words you frequently use to the Personal Dictionary section of the “Text Correction” menu.

By doing so you will help the phone “learn” your vocabulary and really help you type your messages and emails much more efficiently. Just give it some time and try to have fun with it!

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