Text prediction in Outlook is a helpful feature that automatically suggests words or phrases when composing an email. However, while it helps users create their message faster, it can be annoying and distracting when consistently failing to predict the correct words. To turn off this feature in Outlook, here’s how you can do it on the desktop and web app.
Turn Off Text Predictions in Outlook Desktop App
- Launch Outlook Desktop. Then, go to File on the top ribbon.
- Select Options at the bottom of the left-hand panel.
- Go to the Mail tab.
- Under “Compose messages,” uncheck the checkbox for Show text predictions while typing. Then, hit OK.
Turn Off Text Predictions in Outlook Web App
- Log in to outlook.com. Then, choose the Settings icon on the top-right of the page.
- Select View all Outlook settings.
- Navigate to Compose and reply in the “Mail” tab.
- Scroll down to the bottom of the page to Text predictions.
- Uncheck the checkbox for Suggest words or phrases as I type. Then, click Save.