turn off autocorrect
If you find SwiftKey’s autocorrect to be too aggressive for your liking, you can longpress the 123 in the lower left of the keyboard and change your “Spacebar completion mode” settings to "always insert a space’ withing SwiftKey ’s Advanced submenu.
Yes PLEASE add an autocorrect off option! It's driving me nuts!
Spent more than an hour google-ing how to turn off the darn Swiftkey auto correct!. They should not expect that everyone is born gifted in figuring things out by themselves. Anyway enough of the rant & lets move on to the solution, I just updated mine with the latest version & the 123 long press doesn't do the trick anymore. Here's what you do...
Go to your SwiftKey APP - ADVANCED (Text correction & other settings) - Spacebar completion mode - Always insert a space.
and Tada! The auto-correct is off ;)
We really do need the option to turn off swiftkey at times. I use an app called teamviewer to remote control client servers and pc's, logging in typing in a password is excruciatingly difficult. I love the swiftkey everywhere else but when running this selected app.
The lack of a simple autocorrect on/off switch is mind-boggling!!
Please add it!
I think an easy fix for this would be a complete disable option and timed disable option. For those of us who use the auto-correct most of the time but then run into the cases of needing to insert something that should NOT be auto-corrected (such as a url) you could hit a configurable timed auto-correct hot-key on the keyboard which would disable auto-correct for 30 seconds.
Michal Gloc commented
Even with the spacebar setting, it still messes up my spelling, as I use 3 languages. As long as swiftkey does not have "completly disable autocorrect/autocomplete" it's unusable for me.
Just stopped using swiftkey after almost a year of use because I cannot disable autocorrect for entering in an URL. The app should be able to tell, duh, that after an "http://" that it doesn't need to autocorrect but no, and there is no way to enter in the address using swiftkey.
hold the swiftkey(123) icon in the keyboard -> settings -> advance -> spacebar completion mode ->
always insert a space ......... Kaboom Done
I agree about the autocorrect. It is driving me nuts. I hesitate to abandon swiftkey because it is the best keyboard I've found (miss the click click, beloved blackberry keyboard). Make an easy auto correct on/off button AND please please program the arrow for new line to be a send.
I was about ready to throw my phone. Perhaps you should spend less time on the frill and more time on the core of the damn app.
I sent a simple text, or so I thought...sent another to clarify what had meant to send...then finally a third to fix both of the typos caused by BS auto correct in the first two texts. Thank goodness I have unlimited text messaging.
Jason Judge commented
A simple way to disable it temporarily is needed. I am finding I cannot even enter a domain name into a DNS checker form. I get "Www. Example. Com" - no - that is not a domain name. I cannot see a way to tell SwifyKey to just get out of the way while I type into a box.
I cannot use the Swiftkey until it has no autocorrect disable in a simple way.
There is no way to enter a code in an application, the program always corrects it.
I cannot use nicknames, acronyms at the end of the sentence if it followed by a ! or ?.
I turn back to the original keyboard...:(
Yet Another One commented
I echo the comments of the person who wanted an easy way to enable/disable auto correct. I was unable to enter a google search with the correct terms (e.g., mu hu [a Chinese golfer]). Luckily I ran across this thread. However, there are other times/applications where auto correct would be welcomed.
[BTW - on my version a longpress of the 123 does not work, you need press on the Swiftkey key to the right of the 123]
No one important commented
I am SO glad I found this site. The auto-correct was really ticking me off and I was THIS close to uninstalling the app...which would have ticked me off since I just bought it.
I agree with others...you need to add a disable auto-correct button.
the spacebar setting is too hidden and vague, and i'm sure a lot of people uninstalled the app before finding it. Need to have a "disable autocorrect" setting
Please please add this have run into many things impossible to type rarely even with repeated moving of the cursor. May have to uninstall due to this and purchased it not happy at all.
Please add a disable autocorrect button. SwiftKey often makes really annoying "improvements" to my writing
I just purchased SwiftKey. I really like this keyboard, but it has some very annoying "features". The one that ticks me off the most is the auto-correct, or should I say, the lack of a way to disable auto-correct. I had to revert back to my Samsung keyboard to enter an IRC server name into AndChat, because SwiftKey refused to let me enter it properly. SwiftKey kept inserting spaces after each period, and capitalizing the first letter of each word after a period. Please add a way for us to at least temporarily disable auto-correct.
space bar inserting a space fixes the issue. Auto correct will then only correct when you touch the predictive word in the area at the top. Pressing space and having it auto-correct is where the problem begins, change it back as suggested and try it, works great.
I find that its auto correct function doesn't allow for my own 'brand' of typing/speaking. Sometimes I intentionally make up words, or fool around with spelling, and it won't let me be me. Is there no way to disable it at all? For example, I can't type 'bastids' (for bastards). It changes it to 'Basics'.