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 Editorial Directer at iPhone Life. She manages the web editorial team and oversees all web and newsletter content. A long-time iPhone and Mac enthusiast, Sarah loves teaching people how to use their Apple devices.