How to Hide the Predictive Text Feature on Your iPhone Keyboard

Learn how to turn off the predictive text on your iPhone to rid yourself of pesky suggestions.

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When Apple announced that its keyboards would have a predictive text feature, the general reaction was, "About time, Apple!" But it turns out there are some iOS users who find the feature really annoying. Fortunately, it's easy to remove the predictive text feature on your iphone.

Related: How to Fix Unwanted Predictive Text Suggestions from QuickType on an iPhone

You need to turn off predictive text in your Settings. For more ways to customize your iMessage experience, check out our Tip of the Day.

  1. Open Settings.

  2. Tap General.

  3. Tap Keyboard.

  4. Toggle off Predictive.

You can also access these settings when you have your keyboard open.

  1. Long press on the globe icon to the bottom left of your keyboard.

  2. Tap Keyboard Settings.

  3. Toggle off Predictive.

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Sarah Kingsbury

Sarah Kingsbury is the Senior Web Editor and SEO Content Manager at iPhone Life. She manages the web editorial team and oversees all web and newsletter content. A long-time Apple enthusiast, Sarah can't live without her iPhone, Macbook Air, HomePod, Apple TV, or Apple Watch. As the original contributor to the iPhone Life Tip of the Day Newsletter, she wrote hundreds of iPhone how-tos to help users master their iPhones. It's safe to say that she has written or edited every tip published on! In her 20 years of editing and writing, Sarah has done everything from working as the associate editor of the Iowa Source magazine to developing recipes and reviewing cookbooks for a vegetarian cooking website. But teaching people how to use their Apple devices is her favorite job so far.

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