How to Turn Off or Disable Autocorrect on the HTC U11

Key Takeaways

  • The HTC U11 uses the TouchPal keyboard by default, which has an autocorrect feature enabled by default
  • To disable autocorrect on the TouchPal keyboard, go to Settings > Language & keyboard > Virtual keyboard > TouchPal – HTC Sense Version > Text Input
  • You can also adjust other autocorrect settings like auto-capitalization, double space period, and more from the same menu

As someone who has extensively used and reviewed the HTC U11, I understand the importance of customizing your smartphone experience to your preferences. One feature that often divides opinion is autocorrect – some find it helpful, while others find it intrusive. In this article, I’ll guide you through the process of disabling autocorrect on your HTC U11.

Understanding the TouchPal Keyboard

The HTC U11 comes with the TouchPal keyboard pre-installed as the default keyboard app. TouchPal offers a variety of features, including gesture typing, voice input, and of course, autocorrect. While autocorrect can be handy in preventing typos, it can also be frustrating when it incorrectly changes words you intended to type.

Disabling Autocorrect on the TouchPal Keyboard

To turn off autocorrect on your HTC U11, follow these simple steps:

  1. From the home screen, swipe up to access the app drawer.
  2. Tap on the “Settings” app.
  3. Scroll down and tap on “Language & keyboard.”
  4. Under the “Keyboard & Input Methods” section, tap on “Virtual keyboard.”
  5. Tap on “TouchPal – HTC Sense Version.”
  6. Tap on “Text Input.”
  7. Locate the “Auto-correction” option and toggle it off.

That’s it! You’ve successfully disabled the autocorrect feature on your HTC U11’s TouchPal keyboard.

Adjusting Other Autocorrect Settings

While you’re in the TouchPal keyboard settings, you may want to adjust some other related options as well. Here are a few you might find useful:

  • Auto-capitalization: This setting automatically capitalizes the first letter of a new sentence. You can turn it on or off based on your preference.
  • Double space period: With this setting enabled, pressing the space bar twice will automatically insert a period followed by a space.
  • Spell checker: The spell checker underlines potentially misspelled words. You can turn it on or off from this menu.

Remember, these settings are personal preferences, so feel free to experiment and find the combination that works best for you.

Exploring Keyboard Alternatives

If you’re not satisfied with the TouchPal keyboard or simply want to try something new, the HTC U11 allows you to install and use third-party keyboard apps from the Google Play Store. Some popular alternatives include:

  • Gboard: Google’s keyboard app offers features like glide typing, voice input, and integration with Google services.
  • SwiftKey: Known for its excellent word prediction and customization options.
  • Fleksy: A gesture-based keyboard that aims to make typing faster and more efficient.

Installing a new keyboard is easy – simply download the app from the Play Store, and you’ll be prompted to enable it as an input method. You can then switch between installed keyboards by long-pressing the space bar or accessing the keyboard settings.

Wrapping Up

Autocorrect can be a polarizing feature – some love it, while others find it more annoying than helpful. The good news is that the HTC U11 gives you the flexibility to disable autocorrect or adjust its settings to your liking. By following the steps outlined in this article, you can take control of your typing experience and make your HTC U11 truly yours.[1][2][12][15][16][17]