How do I disable predictive text?

Would you like to disable predictive text while doing your Duolingo lessons? You can turn off autocorrect and predictive text in the keyboard settings for your device.


  1. Open your device's Settings.
  2. Scroll down to the bottom and select System, then tap on Languages & input.(Note: depending on your Android version or custom UI, you may find Languages & input in the main Settings page instead.)
  3.  After that, tap on Virtual Keyboards.
  4. Select Gboard(or your active keyboard) on the list. This should take you to the keyboard's settings.
  5. Tap on text correction.
  6. Now toggle off Next-word suggestions (or Predictive text) to disable the feature.


  1. Open Settings on your iOS device.
  2. Tap General.
  3. Tap Keyboard.
  4. Toggle the option for prediction to off.

In some courses, you will see a suggestion bar above your keyboard. To disable this, you will need to go to Profile tab > Settings (top-right) > toggle off ‘Suggestion bar’.

Note: When you turn off predictive text, iPhone may still try to suggest corrections for misspelled words. To accept a correction, enter a space or punctuation, or tap Return. To reject a correction, tap the “x.” If you reject the same suggestion a few times, iPhone stops suggesting it.