Enable Hidden Android Like Auto Correction Keyboard Bar On iOS 5 iPhone & iPad

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by casey on November 10, 2011

Earlier we told you how to enable hidden Panorama features in iOS 5. Seems like there are many more hidden features that are still to be unveiled by Apple. Here is another one. iOS 5 contains a secret functionality that offers Android-like keyboard bar for suggestions and auto-corrections on iPhone and iPad. Follow the how to guide to enable it.

Sonny Dickson is guy who first posted images showing this functionality. According to the Australian developer, iOS 5 contains Android-like auto correction feature since beta 1 was seeded to developers.

After enabling it, you will see an extra row above standard keyboard offered by the iPad and iPhone. The bar contains a list suggestions and you can choose one that suits you to auto-complete.

But here is to the crazy one, follow the guide to enable it.

STEP 1: Download iBackupBot and install it on your Mac or Windows computer.

STEP 2: Open iTunes and take a backup of your device.

STEP 3: Open iBackupBot. On the left side you will see your iTunes backups. Load your latest backup by clicking on it.

STEP 4: Now find Library/Preferences/com.apple.keyboard.plist and click to open it. (Press cancel if it asks for software registration)

android auto correction iphone

STEP 5: Delete the key line that says BuddySetupDone and add: <key>KeyboardAutocorrectionLists</key> and save it. Seem the image below.

iPhone auto correction bar

STEP 6: Now from iBackUpBot, right click your latest backup and restore it. ENJOY!

restore itunes backup

If your device is jailbroken, then obviously you need a tethered boot after restoring.

BEFORE:

iPhone auto correction

AFTER:

iphone spell checking

It should be noted that this is not a completely new feature to iOS. For Japanese Kana keyboard we have seen a similar bar owned by iOS. So we can also assume that its just an extension to Japanese keyboard and bringing it to other iOS 5 keyboards.

Now why Apple has not unveiled this feature till now. May be its not stable enough and might need more testing before releasing it to the public. A few users have also reported SpringBoard crash after enabling it.

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