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/com.apple.keyboard.plist, 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.