Google Chrome Spell Checker Not Working? Here are some of the Easiest Ways to Fix Spell Checker in Google Chrome

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Proper spelling is not just a show of decency, it displays intellect and sound education. Thanks to machine learning, you don’t have to be a master of the English language anymore to make a strong first impression. If you’re “savvy”, you’ll utilize one of the many free spell-checking and grammar-correcting applications that are available online. You can also enhance your native spelling skills while on the fly by paying attention to the corrections that these programs make. And with Google Chrome, spell checking is a cinch.

Google Chrome has a built-in spell checker that should be turned on by default. The dictionary is usually set to the language of your operating system. You can add and switch between different languages, but the dictionary is usually set to the language of your operating system. This spell checker also has a more advanced version that uses Google search technology to check your spelling. This means that Chrome will recognize any misspelled words and will return the right version or suggestions. It just enhances the web browsing experience.

However, what happens if your Google Chrome spell-checker fails to function properly? This could be due to the following factors.

What Causes the Spellcheck to Stop Working on Google Chrome?

  1. Cache and Cookies: Applications store cache to speed up loading times, while websites store cookies to provide a more seamless experience and faster connection rates.
  2. Extensions: If you have any extensions related to spellchecking or grammar loaded on your browser, they may conflict with the built-in spell check capability, rendering both inoperable.
  3. Malware: You may have malware on your computer that is interfering with the browser’s functionality and preventing you from using some functions. As a result, spell-checking becomes problematic.
  4. Disabled Spellcheck: In some instances, Chrome’s spell-check feature may be disabled automatically, so ensure that it is enabled.
  5. Additionally, it is possible that the spellcheck is not written in English, which can cause complications if you require the English spell check option.

Solution 1: Clear Cache and Cookies

Cache is used by applications to reduce loading times, and cookies are used by websites to give a more seamless experience and faster connection speeds. As a result, we’re going to clear the browser’s Cache and Cookies in order to restart the overall spell-check process. Here’s how you can clear cache and cookies in Google Chrome:

  1. Open Chrome and click the three dots or “More” button in the top right.
  2. Select “More tools” and then “Clear Browsing Data“.
  3. This will open up a new tab, then select “Advanced”.
  4. Select “All time” as the time range, and check all the boxes.
  5. Click on “Clear Data”.

Solution 2: Disabling Extensions

If you have any spelling or grammar extensions loaded on your browser, they may interfere with the built-in spell-check feature, causing neither to work. So, in this phase, we will disable all writing-related Extensions. Here’s how you can do it:

  1. Open Chrome and click the three dots or “More” button in the top right.
  2. Select “More tools” and click on “Extensions”.
  3. Now disable all writing and grammatical extensions.

Solution 3: Scanning For Malware

There could be malware on your computer interfering with your browser’s performance and preventing you from using some features. As a result, spell-checking becomes problematic. In this phase, we’ll examine the browser to determine if it’s being harmed by any applications or malware. As a countermeasure you can follow these steps:

  1. Go to Settings by clicking on the menu from the top right corner
  2. Scroll down to the bottom and click on “Advanced settings”
  3. Scroll down and you will find the “Reset and Cleanup” tab.
  4. Click on the “Clean up the computer” button
  5. Click on “Find” right next to the “Find and remove harmful software”

Solution 4: Check if the “Spell Check” feature is enabled or not

At times, due to a glitch, the Spell-check tool may be disabled automatically. As a result, we also need to check whether Chrome has the feature enabled in this stage. Follow these steps:

  1. Open a new tab in the browser.
  2. Right-click on the empty text field and select “Spellcheck“
  3. Make sure that the “Check the spellings of text fields” option is enabled


The finest spell and grammar checker will always be a human, with the support of technological advancements. Technology is not always capable of comprehending the context in which it is used and may provide bizarre solutions. By asking Google for ideas, on the other hand, you will get corrections that are very close to perfect. And with these solutions mentioned in this blog now you can easily fix your spell checker and write that perfect message, report, essay, etc in no time!

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