How to access a hidden autocorrect keyboard bar in IOS 5

iPhone,iPod | Friday November 4 2011 1:39 PM | Comments (0) Tags: , , ,

How to access a hidden autocorrect keyboard bar in IOS 5

A hack to iOS 5 conjures up a hidden keyboard autocorrect bar.

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Screenshot by Lance Whitney/CNET)

Apple iOS 5 users can now hack into a hidden autocorrect keyboard bar courtesy of a few steps revealed by the folks at 9to5Mac.

With this feature enabled, you type the first few characters a word, and the keyboard displays a bar with a list of suggested words that you can select instead of typing the remaining characters. Such as option has been available on Android devices but has yet to see the light of day in iOS, at least not officially.

Thanks to research done by self-proclaimed hacker and 9to5Mac researcher Sonny Dickson, anyone running iOS 5 on an iPhone , iPad, or iPod Touch should be able to access this hidden feature by following the steps below:

1) You’ll first need to download a program called iBackupBot, which lets you modify certain settings on your mobile device through a backup and then restore that backup to the device. The software normally costs $34.95, but you can download a free trial version to test it out. Separate editions are available for both Windows and the Mac.

2) You’ll next want to connect your mobile device to… [Read more]

How to access a hidden autocorrect keyboard bar in IOS 5

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