How to Separately Disable iPhone Inline Predictive Text in iOS 17.2 or Later

Don’t get me wrong! The “Inline Predictive Text” is designed to speed up your typing and also reduce frustrating typos that we all have to deal with. What makes it so handy is the ability to predict words based on the context and your preference and offers a neat way to autocomplete it. If the prediction is spot on or in line with what you are typing, you can just hit the spacebar to fill it up. Pretty cool, isn’t it? 

Unfortunately, not everyone has found the iOS 17’s inline predictive text helpful. Especially those who find it distracting and want to have more manual control over what they type. If that’s you, let me show you how to permanently disable inline predictive text on your iPhone.

Independently Disable iPhone Inline Predictive Text

Before moving ahead, let’s put some light on the inline predictive text feature and also tick off the essential requirement!

How does the iPhone Inline Predictive Text work?

When Apple introduced the “Inline Predictive Text” in iOS 17, there was no way to turn it off separately. Hence, if you didn’t like this keyboard feature, you had no other option but to disable the predictive text – altogether.

From a user experience perspective, it was a bad implementation. Having received feedback from users, Apple has corrected the mistake and added an independent way to turn off the inline predictive text. 

As for the requirement, ensure that your iPhone is running iOS 17.2 or later. On your iPhone, go to the Settings app -> General -> Software Update -> After that, check for and install the latest iteration of iOS 17. 

Permanently Disable iPhone Inline Predictive Text

  • To get started, open Settings on your iPhone.
  • Scroll down and choose General.
Launch Settings and tap on General
  • Now, select Keyboard.
  • Under the “All Keyboards,” section, turn off the toggle next to “Show Predictions Inline” and you are all set!
Separately Disable iPhone Inline Predictive Text in iOS 17

Now that you have gotten rid of this frustrating keyboard feature, you can type with complete peace of mind knowing that the inline text will no longer distract you. Of course, if you ever decide to bring this feature back into action, return to the same keyboard setting and then turn on the switch next to Show Predictions Inline.

Signing off…

This small correction showcases how closely Apple pays attention to the user experience of iPhone owners and rectifies the mistakes sooner rather than later. As an end user, I’m pleased with this course correction. What about you?

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