Kindle Fire: How to Disable Automatic Spelling Correction

Posted December 8, 2011 by Rob Rogers in Android, Entertainment

The Kindle Fire has automatic spelling correction enabled by default. As with autocorrect on any device, it is not always helpful to every user, in fact in can actually create more problems than it solves. Here’s how to disable automatic spelling correction.

1. Go to the Kindle Fire’s home screen.

2. Go to the upper-right corner and select the Settings icon.

3. Select More.

4. Towards the bottom of the screen, select Kindle Keyboard.

5. Go to Quick fixes and select OFF.


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  • Germy

    This setting does not work!! It keeps “correcting”. Which is awful if you write in another language!

  • jake

    Yeah, tried that, its totally useless

  • carole

    I had the same experience. The annoying thing is that I can’t delete the sentence unless I go online.

  • alice

    Ditto to the others. The checker insists on changing words which is maddening. There must be a way to get around it. The above suggestion didn’t help.

    • rob strom

      > T h ere is no settings icon on the upper right corner of the home page. That icon is a power level indicator. If you click it, nothing happens.

      • annie p

        The guy that wrote the answer left out a small but important step: after you click the house to get to the home screen with the carousel, then you have to PULL DOWN from the TOP OF THE SCREEN , which is where your wireless options are (among other things) and you WILL see “More…” at the TOP RIGHT … then go on and do evrything else he described. It does work sooooooooo very well!!>

        • Vivian

          Thank you very much!

  • Lorraine

    Before I switched that ‘quick fix’ to OFF, it would change spelling of words I had just typed…..but I have not found a problem with it since…thank goodness!

  • Betsy Ray

    Wow! this saved my Kindle – I was going to “re-gift” it to another relative with more “techie” patients than me. Now I will keep it and give myself a little more time to get used to typing on a “tiny screen”.

  • amy

    I had accidentally spelled someone’s name wrong and I continue having AC change to the incorrect name . I even deleted the name from the dictionary but that didn’t work. I like having spelling checked but how do I refuse the suggested word? At least in Apple products there is a tiny x to decline the word suggested. Isn’t having the options listed enough to choose from when Spellchecker shows the word is wrong?

  • Marsha Hulshart

    HI, Thanks for that delete info, but this Kindle fire doesn’t have the icon you show, and when I do “more” it doesn’t provide the setting to delete spell check. I was an English major and this Kindle English sucks. (Pardon my French) This was a gift or I’d throw it in the ocean. 🙂 Thanks.

  • soup

    My pet’s names are Tigger and Dex, but it kept switching their name to Trigger and Dec. :/ It’s also impossible to write in another language, because it auto corrects everything.

    Thank you!

  • Ann

    Followed instructions and found out immediately that I could use keyboard without the annoying placement of words that I was encountering before. Thanks..just what I need to know!

  • Joe

    Thanks Rob, very much, problem solved. Excellent.

  • Alissa

    This suggestion was a perfect answer to an annoying problem. Thanks!

  • Sita

    It worked. Great! Thank you very much!