[8 Ways] How to Fix iPhone Autocorrect Not Working

When autocorrect is not working on your iPhone, do you know why does the issue occur and how to fix? 8 ways are listed here for you to fix it efficiently. And you can use FoneTool to speed up the process.

Kathy by Kathy Updated November 7, 2023
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Autocorrect is a feature on iPhone that is designed to automatically correct or complete words as you type. It's part of the iOS keyboard system and is meant to help you avoid spelling errors and speed up your typing. But sometimes, you may find that iPhone autocorrect not working.


Why is autocorrect not working on iPhone?

Autocorrect can’t function normally on iPhone for several reasons, including:

sadAutocorrect and related features may be disabled in your keyboard settings.
sadIf the words you're typing are already in the dictionary, autocorrect won't attempt to change them.
sadIf predictive text is disabled, autocorrect may not work as expected.
sadOutdated software may have bugs or issues with autocorrect.
sadYour keyboard dictionary may contain incorrect or outdated words.
sadAutocorrect may not work with certain languages or dialects.

How to fix iPhone autocorrect not working

There are 8 solutions listed here to solve the problem, hope you can fix it successfully.

Solution 1. Turn off and on the Auto-Correction option

If you've experienced frequent autocorrection issues on your iPhone, you can troubleshoot the problem by disabling and enabling the autocorrect feature.

Open Settings on your iPhone > Select General > Keyboard > Turn off the toggle switch next to Auto-Correction > Turn the toggle switch back on to enable it again.


Solution 2. Use a supported language

Apple's autocorrection feature on the iPhone's default keyboard is supported for a limited set of languages. To ensure that autocorrection works correctly, it's essential to use a supported language. You can verify whether the language you want to use for autocorrection is supported by visiting Apple's official list of supported languages.

And you can add a supported language manually: Launch Settings > General > Keyboard > Choose Add New Keyword to select a language that supports autocorrect and set up the keyboard.

add new keyboard

Solution 3. Enable spell check and predictive text

Predictive Text offers context-based word suggestions driven by your typing history, utilizing machine learning and AI to anticipate your upcoming words in a sentence and propose relevant options. These suggestions appear at the top of your keyboard while typing.

Spell Check, on the other hand, is primarily focused on rectifying misspelled words by substituting them with the accurately spelled versions. Activating both Predictive Text and Spell Check can enhance the autocorrection capabilities of your iPhone.

Just go to Settings > Choose General > Keyboard > Scroll down and check if the toggles next to Check Spelling and Predictive are enabled. If not, turn on them.


Solution 4. Create a text shortcut

Text shortcuts are designed to allow you to create convenient shortcuts for phrases you frequently use. These shortcuts can be a time-saver when it comes to fast and efficient typing. If autocorrect is not functioning as expected, you can set up text shortcuts for your commonly used phrases.

Go to Settings > Choose General > Keyboard > Text Replacement > Click the icon in the top-right corner > Add a phrase of your choice and the corresponding shortcut. Once done, tap on Save.

text replacement settings

Solution 5. Reset your dictionary

As you use your iPhone, it learns from your typing habits, which enables you to type faster using the predictive text feature. However, it may also remember incorrect spellings that you'd prefer to eliminate. To rectify this, you can reset your iPhone's keyboard dictionary.

Open the Settings app > Select General > Choose Reset and then Reset Keyboard Dictionary (You may need to enter your passcode if prompted) > Tap Reset Dictionary to confirm the action.

reset dictionary

Solution 6. Use a third-party keyboard app

If the issue with autocorrect persists even after resetting your iPhone's keyboard dictionary, it might be a good idea to explore third-party keyboard options, such as Microsoft SwiftKey Keyboard or Gboard, for your iPhone. These alternative keyboards can offer different autocorrect and typing experiences.

Solution 7. Update your iPhone

If you're experiencing issues with the Auto-Correction feature on your iPhone, it's possible that updating your device to the latest iOS version could solve these problems.

Open the Settings app on your iPhone > Scroll down and select General > Tap on Software Update > If there's a new update available for your device, you'll see the option to Update Now. Select this option to initiate the update.

update software

Solution 8. Factory reset your iPhone

If none of the above methods work, you may have to resort to restoring your phone to factory settings to solve the issue. Before starting this process, it's best to back up all the data on your iPhone. FoneTool will become your best assistant for backing up and erasing phone data.

With its super-fast transfer speed, you can move all iPhone data to PC in a very short time. And then erase all iPhone data in one click to fix the error. So you can download it now to try this useful tool.

Fully back up iPhone

Step 1. Connect your iPhone to the PC via USB > You may need to tap Trust when asked.

Step 2. Choose Phone Backup > Full Backup and click Get Started.

full backup

Step 3. Check Enable Backup Encryption if necessary. Then select a storage path to save the backup and click Start Backup to begin.

confirm to back up

Now you can easily reset your iPhone to factory settings.

Factory reset iPhone

Step 1. Go to Toolbox > Choose Data Eraser.    

erase data

Step 2. Choose Erase all data and tap Get Started.

start to erase iphone

Step 3. Tap the Erase Data button to confirm the choice.

erase data on iPhone

Once the erasing task is finished, the issue may be fixed. And then you can go to Backup History and choose Restore dot to restore your backup.

backup history

Final words

If your iPhone autocorrect not working, just use the 8 ways above to solve the problem. If necessary, FoneTool can help you fully back up and factory reset iPhone to fix it efficiently.

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