How to turn on or off autocorrect for misspelled words in Windows 11

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The article provides instructions on how to enable or disable the autocorrect feature in Windows 11. Users can access this feature from the Typing settings within the Time & language section of the Settings app, and simply toggle ‘Autocorrect misspelled words’ on or off. There’s also a second more complex method that involves making changes…

This article describes steps to turn on or off autocorrect misspelled words in Windows 11.

By default, Windows has a spellcheck feature that tries to autocorrect words as you type. When this feature is enabled, it will autocorrect your typed words on the fly. This is a valuable feature for most people, especially those who find it difficult to spell or when a different language is used.

If you do not have a problem with spelling or Windows is auto-correcting the wrong words and becoming annoying, you can turn off the auto-correct misspelled words feature.

On the other hand, the Windows auto-correct feature may be helpful if you need help with spellcheck and proofreading.

Below is how to enable or disable this feature in Windows 11.

How to enable or disable autocorrect misspelled words in Windows 11

As mentioned above, Windows has a spellcheck feature that tries to autocorrect words as you type. When this feature is enabled, it will autocorrect your typed words on the fly.

Here’s how to enable or disable the autocorrect feature.

First, open the Windows Settings app.

You can do that by clicking on the Start menu and selecting Settings. You can also use the keyboard shortcut (Windows key + I).

windows 11 new settings button
windows 11 new settings button

When the Settings app opens, click the Time & language button on the left.

windows 11 time and language icon
Windows 11 time and language icon

On the right, click on the click on Typing tile to expand.

windows 11 time and language typing tile
Windows 11 time and language typing tile

On the Time & language -> Typing settings pane, toggle the button for “Autocorrect misspelled words” to the On position to enable.

To disable it, toggle the button back to the Off position.

windows 11 autocorrect misspelled words tile button
Windows 11 autocorrect misspelled words tile button

Enable or disable autocorrect misspelled words in Windows via the Windows registry

Alternatively, users can use the Windows Registry to enable or disable the feature.

Open the Windows Registry, and navigate to the folder key path below.

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\TabletTip\1.7

If you don’t see the 1.7 folder key, right-click on the TabletTip key, then create the subkey (1.7) folders.

windows 11 autocorrect misspelled words via registry
Windows 11 autocorrects misspelled words via the registry

Right-click the 1.7 folder key’s right pane and select New -> DWORD (32-bit) Value. Type a new key named EnableAutocorrection.

Double-click the new value name (EnableAutocorrection) and enter the Value data as 1 to turn on autocorrect misspelled words in Windows 11.

Value data 0 will turn off autocorrect misspelled words in Windows 11.

windows 11 autocorrect misspelled words via registry value data
Windows 11 autocorrects misspelled words via registry value data

That should do it!

Conclusion:

This post showed you how to turn on or off autocorrect misspelled words in Windows 11. Please use the comment form below if you find any errors above or have something to add.

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