Many of the programs and Web applications that you use will have the ability to autocomplete as you type. As you become familiar with this feature it can really be helpful when typing, especially if you often retype the same string of characters.
But the autocomplete feature in Google Sheets can also lead to problems if the autocomplete is causing you to enter incorrect information into a cell. Therefore you might be looking for a way to turn it off. Fortunately you can disable autocomplete in Google Sheets so that this stops occurring.
How to Stop Google Sheets from Autocompleting
The steps in this article are going to show you how to turn off the setting that offers you autocomplete suggestions as you are tying. If you are finding this feature to be problematic, then turning off the setting in Sheets can be beneficial.
Step 1: Sign into Google Drive at https://drive.google.com/drive/my-drive and double-click the spreadsheet for which you want to disable autocomplete.
Step 2: Select the Tools option at the top of the window.
Step 3: Click the Enable autocomplete option to turn it off. Note that the setting is turned on when there is a check mark to the left of it.
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Kermit Matthews is a freelance writer based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with more than a decade of experience writing technology guides. He has a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Computer Science and has spent much of his professional career in IT management.
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