iOS 5 Has a Hidden Autocorrect Bar

iOS 5 has a hidden feature that when enabled, allows you to use an Android-style autocorrect bar above the virtual keyboard. Just like the hidden panorama camera feature found the other day, the autocorrect bar is also found within the code of iOS and is simply just switched off. This was found by Sonny Dickson.

The screenshot above (larger below) shows what the autocorrect bar looks like. When tapping out a word it compiles a list of possible words you are meaning and if you see it in the list you can tap it to complete that word and move on tot he next.

Enabling it does not require that you jailbreak your iPhone. The reason for this is that it uses iBackupBot that lets you edit your backup of your iPhone and then restore an edited version to your iPhone.

1. Download iBackupBot
2. Backup your iPhone/iPod in iTunes
3. Open iBackupBot and find the backup, then load it.
4. Find Library/Preferences/ and open the file. (if your software isn’t registered you’ll have to press cancel and then it will open)
5. Add in the following code: KeyboardAutocorrectionListsYES
6. Save your modifications, and then restore from backup from within iBackupbot.

Update: Works on the iPad as well.

Source : SonnyDickson

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