Gboard has a toggle to disable/enable spellcheck completely, but using 3rd-party keyboards such as AnySoftKeyboard or SwiftKey shows this red-underline and suggestion-box that cannot be disabled.


The spellcheck is actually part of the Android system, not part of AnySoftKeyboard.

How can I disable spellcheck for the whole system? Or does the developer of the keyboard app always need to implement this feature?

In case it's relevant, I'm on Android 10, ColorOS 7.

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On Android 8.0+:

Go to System -> Languages and Input -> Spell Checker -> Toggle use spell checker off

Depending on your device the location of that toggle may be different

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  • unfortunately that setting is not there, and searching settings via searchbox turns up nothing, and i found nothing by manually searching settings. – Keyboard bug May 29 at 17:39
  • @Keyboardbug I have little experience with ColorOS – unixandria May 29 at 18:23
  • @Keyboardbug have you tried m.youtube.com/watch?v=JJpcKQt5qEU – unixandria May 29 at 18:26

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