iO5 5 has a hidden auto-correct word bar, can be enabled without jailbreak

iOS 5 appears to have a hidden word correction bar which can be enabled without the need for a jailbreak. Discovered by Sonny Dickson, the word correction bar works in a very similar way to Android devices. If you want to turn on the auto-correct bar, the good news is that you do not have to have a jailbroken device. Having said that, it is a bit fiddly -- editing plists and restoring backups, just like the hidden camera panorama mode discovered on Monday -- so if you decide to try it, be careful and remember this is at your own risk!

The hack appears to work on the iPhone, iPad  and iPod touch. If you give this one a go, let is know what you think of it! To check out how to do it, hit the link below!

Source: Sonny Dickson via 9to5Mac

 

 

 

 

 

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Excellerator says:

I tried it, but ended up removing it as you can't use the space bar easily. The picture above shows this too, with the "Next" button for selecting the next autocorrect word and no way to put a space in. It also sometimes causes your phone to respring.

Wcmcneill says:

How do you remove the Keyboard?

David bags says:

How did disable it. Its driving me nuts. Please help!

Excellerator says:

I tried it, but ended up removing it as you can't use the space bar easily. The picture above shows this too, with the "Next" button for selecting the next autocorrect word and no way to put a space in. It also sometimes causes your phone to respring.

Bknycloc says:

hey, how are you doing? how do you remove it? i wished i never installed it. thanks in advance for the help. bknyclocZ@aol.com

Bknycloc says:

hey, how are you doing? how do you remove it? i wished i never installed it. thanks in advance for the help. bknyclocZ@aol.com

Excellerator says:

I tried it, but ended up removing it as you can't use the space bar easily. The picture above shows this too, with the "Next" button for selecting the next autocorrect word and no way to put a space in. It also sometimes causes your phone to respring.

Justin says:

It appears to use the same UI as the Japanese language world selector for choosing the right kanji. Once you turn it on can you turn it off without restoring to a previous backup? Many apps still dont play nicely with the Japanese word selector. For example the Facebook app. It doesn't compensate for the area covered by the word selector and therefore it covers the textbox so you cant see what you're typing. Since they use the same UI, I imagine this will be also cause the same problem.

Hcomets34 says:

Why the hell are there hidden features with out jailbreaking? It doesn't make much sense if they are there and just complex to get it. Thanks Apple

Thetruth says:

Apple tries to refine features to the best of their ability before releasing then to the public. The panorama mode and this auto-correct bar are no doubt still in development seeing as these features are still buggy and well, unreleased.

Gregory Gammill says:

Instead of suggested words I'd rather see a row of numbers a la webOS.

Moonoverparma00 says:

Why are all these things hidden??

ShouldaLeftWellEnoughAlone says:

I thought it was neat at first, but I can't enter passwords because it autocorrects whether I want it or not! I've tried turning it off and deleting it and it will NOT go away! Looks like I'm heading for a restore, just so I can log on to the app store.

uriel says:

I found a way which allows you to "remove" it.
1.)Install COLOR KEYBOARD
2.)Enable it
3.)Poof! Autocorrection bar is gone!
I came across this, but if you dont want color keyboard, dont know any other solution