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I have several Android phones, with different Android versions. I am writing short messages in several languages (Spanish, Catalan, English, German, Italian, ...) and I am really fed up with Android trying to outsmart me. A simple message takes me ages to write because I need to fight the auto-correction mechanism, or change the language, or whatever.

But if I disable all languages in the auto-correction settings, it still tries to auto-correct in English. Why?

Auto-correction is not for me. I do not want auto-correction, period. Not in English, not in any language. Is this possible?

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It depends on what keyboard app you're using. If you're using Google Keyboard (the default on Nexus devices), go into its settings. Go to the Text correction section and click Auto-correction. Choose Off from the list.

If you prefer, you could install a keyboard that supports using multiple languages at the same time, such as SwiftKey.

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