Most browsers have spell-check enabled by default. If yours doesn’t, follow these directions to enable spell-check for Chrome, Firefox, Edge, or Safari.


Step 1: Select the Menu button (three dots) in the upper right corner and then click Settings.

An arrow pointing to the More option in Chrome with the Settings option highlighted.

Step 2: Click the drop-down arrow next to Advanced in the left navigation menu and choose Languages. (You can also find the Languages section by scrolling down on the Settings page.)

The Languages option highlighted in Chrome’s Advanced Settings

Step 3: Click the toggle to enable spell-check.

An arrow pointing to the spell check toggle switch in Chrome’s Language settings


Step 1: Select the Menu button (three horizontal lines) in the upper right corner and then click Options (on a Mac, look for Preferences).

In Firefox’s drop-down menu, Options is highlighted.

Step 2: Under Language and Appearance, select Check your spelling as you type.

An arrow pointing to the spell check option at the bottom of the Language and Appearance section.


Edge uses Windows’s built-in spell checker. To enable that, follow the instructions below.

Step 1: Click Start and type Settings. 

Step 2: Navigate to the Devices section and then click Typing.

Typing is highlighted in the Devices section of Microsoft Edge Settings.

Step 3: Under Spelling, click the toggle to enable autocorrect on misspelled words. 

An arrow pointing to the “Autocorrect misspelled words” toggle switch in Edge.


Safari uses your Mac’s built-in spell checker.

Step 1: Go to the Edit menu.

Step 2: Select Spelling and Grammar.

Step 3: Select Check Spelling While Typing. 

An arrow pointing to the Edit drop-down menu in Safari, with “Check Spelling While Typing” highlighted under the Spelling and Grammar option.

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