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iOS 5 code contains Android-like auto-correct bar

updated 11:10 am EST, Thu November 10, 2011

Simple hack turns feature on

iOS 5 has a hidden auto-correction bar similar to the one used in Android, notes 9to5Mac. When on, the bar lets people pick from a range of possible words instead of just one. Typing "hel," for instance, brings up "gel," "help," "he'll," "hell" and "held" as options.

Making the feature active requires a relatively straightforward series of steps. People must first backup a device in iTunes, and then download iBackupBot, which is used to load the backup. From there people must open the file Library/Preferences/, and insert a specific string of code. Saving changes and restoring a device from within iBackupBot should complete the procedure.

The feature is not the only one to have been discovered lurking inside iOS 5. The firmware also includes a panoramic photography option, albeit in rudimentary form. Both auto-correction and panoramas could be officially turned on in future iOS 5 updates.

by MacNN Staff




  1. Paul Huang

    Joined: Dec 1969


    This does not have to be 'Aroid like'

    For Chinese text entry in OS X or iOS, this feature has been around for a long time.

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