How To Stop Google Sheets From Auto Correcting

When working with Google Sheets, you might have noticed that it sometimes auto-corrects your entries. This feature can be incredibly helpful when you’re typing fast and make a few mistakes. However, there are instances where this auto-correct feature can drive you to the brink of insanity, especially when it insists on “correcting” specialized jargon or technical terms that it doesn’t recognize. In this blog post, we’ll guide you through the process of how to stop Google Sheets from auto-correcting.

Disabling Auto-Correct in Google Sheets

The process of disabling auto-correct in Google Sheets is quite simple and straightforward. Here’s how to do it:

  1. Open your Google Sheets document.
  2. Click on “File” in the top menu.
  3. From the dropdown menu, select “Spreadsheet settings.”
  4. A new window will pop up. Click on the “Calculation” tab.
  5. Under “Calculation,” you will see “Enable Iterative Calculation.” Uncheck this box to disable auto-correct.
  6. Click “Save Settings.”

Note: When you disable auto-correct, it will only apply to the current sheet you have open and not all your Google sheets. If you want to disable auto-correct for other sheets, you need to follow the same steps for each one of them.

What to Do If You Encounter Problems

If you followed the steps above and are still encountering issues with Google Sheets auto-correcting your entries, you might want to try clearing your browser’s cache and cookies or using a different web browser entirely. There’s also the possibility that an extension or add-on you’ve installed is interfering with Google Sheets. To test this, you can try opening Google Sheets in incognito or private browsing mode.

However, if you’re still having trouble after following these steps and suggestions, you may need to contact Google’s support team for assistance.


While Google Sheets’ auto-correct feature can be a handy tool for fixing typographical errors, it’s not always accurate, especially when dealing with specialized terms or jargon. By following the steps outlined in this guide, you can easily disable this feature when it becomes more of a nuisance than a help.