Fix Microsoft Teams Spell Check Not Working (2023)

microsoft teams spell checker not working fix

Microsoft Teams is one of the most popular communication platforms developed by Microsoft.

The popularity of Microsoft Teams has immensely increased in the last couple of years.

Among applications or software that gained fame and recognition during COVID-19, Microsoft Teams was one of them.

Similar to other applications like Zoom and Google Meet, Microsoft Teams users often have to encounter errors and glitches while using its desktop version.

The error and issue that Microsoft Teams users are currently having is its spellcheck not working.

Are you also having Microsoft Teams spell check not working issue?

If your answer is YES then look no further as we have got you covered.

Without any further ado, let’s get started:

Microsoft Teams Spell Check Not Working Fix (2023)

The spell check not working is one of the most common errors a Microsoft Teams user can encounter on Dekstop or PC.

Whenever you encounter a spell check not working problem on Microsoft Teams, the software would not underline the misspelt words.

You can see the same in the following picture.

Microsoft Teams Spell Check Not Working

Before I teach you the process of solving the spell check not working problem on Teams, let me tell you that this error only occurs on the Desktop version.

While researching about this error, I did not find a single Mobile user who is having this error on his or her Android and iOS devices.

When you search for this query on the internet, you will come across numerous people asking you to delete either delete the language file or restart the software.

When we did the same, the error did not disappear.

If you too are having the same issue then follow the steps written below to fix the spell check not working problem in Microsoft Teams.

Here’s how to fix the spell check not working problem:

To fix the spell check not working issue on Microsoft Teams, you will need to open the log.txt file, which can be found in

“C:\Users[user]\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Teams” folder.

When I opened that file, I found an error that says “error — SpellCheckerService initialization failed: Message: es-419 is not a valid language code”

For the uninformed, the error es-419 means the software does not support the Spanish (Latin America) language.

To resolve the spell check not working issue, you will need to remove Spanish (Latin America) language from the preferred languages.

Do you know how to remove preferred language on PC?

If your answer is NO then follow the steps written below:

Microsoft Teams Spell Check Not Working

To remove your preferred language in Windows 10, you will have to open up the Windows Settings window.

In the Settings window, click on the ‘Time & Language’.

From the sidebar, click on the ‘Language‘ option.

There, you will find all the preferred languages that you have added to your PC.

Make sure to remove Spanish (Latin America) if you have it added to the list of preferred languages.

Once removed, restart your PC and log in to Microsoft Teams and check if the error remains.

That’s everything you need to know about how to fix the ‘Microsoft Teams spell check not working’ problem in 2023.

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