How to Enable or Disable Spell Checker on Chrome

In this post you will see:

  • How to enable or disable spell checker on Chrome, Firefox and Edge
  • How to turn autocorrect on or off

Let’s start.

How to enable or disable spell checker

In this case I use Windows 10 PC.

Google Chrome

Open the Chrome browser.

Hit the three vertical points in the upper right corner.

Click on “Settings.”

Click “Advanced” on the left sidebar.

Click on “Languages.”

Now in the right pane, you can see a switch beside “Spell check.” Enable (to turn on) or disable (to turn off) it.

Once you have it enabled, select the spell checker you prefer. There are two available spell checkers:

  • Basic spell check
  • Enhanced spell check

Note that the latter is using the same spell checker used in the Google search engine and if you select this one, the text you type in browser will be sent to Google.

Below you will find a list of languages.

Activate the spell checker or deactivate the spell checker by toggling the switch next to each language.

Customize spell check

This is for adding custom words.

In the Manage spell check screen, type the desired word in the field and then press the Add word button.

If you want to remove a word you have added, click the X next to the word.

Mozilla Firefox

Open the Firefox browser.

Hit the three vertical lines at the top.

Click on “Options.”

In the Language and Appearance section, you will see “Check your spelling as you type.” Select (to enable) or deselect (to disable) it.

Microsoft Edge

Open Edge browser.

Hit the three horizontal dots at the top right.

Click on “Settings.”

Click “Languages” on the left sidebar.

You will now see the “Check spelling” section on the right.

In this section you can see languages and for them the spell checker is enabled or disabled.

Enable (to turn on) or disable (to turn off) the switch next to the desired language.

How to turn autocorrect on or off

Here you can find the steps to do this on Android (Gboard and SwiftKey), iPhone and Grammarly.

Note: If you want to enable or disable Google Docs autocorrect, look at this guide.

Android

Here you can see the steps for Gboard and SwiftKey.

Remember that the steps to enable and disable are the same.

Gboard

Launch the Settings app.

Click System > Languages & input > Virtual keyboard > Gboard > Text correction.

Locate and tap “Auto-correction.” Remember that the “blue” means turned on.

SwiftKey

Open the SwiftKey Keyboard.

Tap “Typing.”

Click on “Autocorrect.” Remember that the “blue” means turned on.

iPhone

Open Settings.

Tap “General.”

Press “Keyboard.”

Press the toggle switch next to “Auto-Correction.” Remember that the “green” means turned on.

Grammarly

For the Grammarly Chrome extension, you can do this task by clicking on the app icon in the extension list at the top right of the chrome.

Now turn on (to enable) or (to disable) off Correct spelling automatically.

For the Grammarly app (Android or iPhone), follow these steps:

Open the Grammarly app.

Tap Grammarly Settings if you are on Android. If you are on an iPhone, tap Keyboard Settings.

Activate or deactivate the switch next to Auto-correction.

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