How To Stop Google Docs From Auto Correcting

Google Docs is a superb tool for creating and editing documents online. However, one feature that can become quite bothersome is its auto-correct function. Although designed to help users by automatically correcting spelling and grammar errors, it can sometimes result in unneeded corrections. In this blog post, we will guide you through the process of turning off the auto-correct feature.

Steps to Disable Auto-Correct in Google Docs

  1. Open your Google Docs document.

  2. Navigate to the top menu and click on Tools.

  3. In the drop-down menu, select Preferences.

  4. In the Preferences window, uncheck the box next to “Automatic substitution”.

  5. Click OK to save your changes.

With these simple steps, you have successfully turned off the auto-correct feature in Google Docs. Now you can write freely without your words being automatically corrected.

Disabling the Auto-Correct of Specific Words

If you want Google Docs to stop auto-correcting specific words without turning off the entire auto-correct feature, you can do this by adding the word to your dictionary. Here’s how:

  1. Again, navigate to Tools > Spelling and grammar > Personal dictionary.

  2. In the Personal Dictionary window, add the word that you do not want Google Docs to auto-correct and then click Done.

This will prevent Google Docs from auto-correcting the specific word you’ve added to your personal dictionary.


Google Docs auto-correct can be a useful feature when drafting documents. However, if it becomes more of a hindrance than a help, it’s good to know how to disable it. Whether you want to stop Google Docs from auto-correcting entirely or just for specific words, these instructions should help you get there. Happy writing!