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  • Enable Hidden Autocorrection Bar on iOS with Cydia Tweak AutocorrectionBar

    Enable iOS's hidden autocorrection bar easily with AutocorrectionBar from Cydia.

    A few days ago, we learned that iOS developer Conrad Kramer discovered a hidden feature panorama mode for Camera in iOS 5 which can be enabled by changing a value in a .plist file. Right after information this surfaced, Grant Paul pushed out a package called Firebreak to Cydia to make it easier for people to utilize the hidden feature.

    It seems that there are still hidden "easter eggs" to find in iOS's filesystem as a new discovery brings another interesting feature to the table. Yesterday, news of a hidden autocorrection bar hit the wild. This autocorrection bar changes the method by which iOS displays the autocorrect alternative words and even adds a button for accessing action methods (select, paste, etc.).

    This Android-like autocorrect bar was first brought to the limelight yesterday by Sonny Dickson of 9to5Mac. Ryan Petrich released a package to make it easier to enable this feature as well as fix an iOS 5 bug crash associated with this enabling this value. After installing AutocorrectionBar from Cydia, go to Settings -> AutocorrectionBar to toggle it on/off. From there, anytime you are using your keyboard, the autocorrection bar will appear.

    At this point, the autocorrection bar is not that practical and to be honest, it's quite annoying at this point. The method by which you move onto the next word while typing requires basically confirming each word which is cumbersome and slow. Nonetheless, if you want to give it a whirl, install it from Cydia. It's available on all devices running iOS 4.3+.

    Name: AutocorrectionBar
    Author: Ryan Petrich
    Version: 0.1-1
    Price: Free

    Note: If you decide to remove AutocorrectionBar, make sure to disable both toggles inside Settings -> AutocorrectionBar before doing so. The .plist values are not changed upon uninstalling the tweak, so if you wish to remove the feature completely, make sure to do that.

    For non-jailbroken users: Read this post on 9to5Mac to learn how you can enable this feature using iBackupBot and your device backup.

    What do you think? Have you tried it yet? Post your thoughts below!

    Source(s): 9to5Mac
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Enable Hidden Autocorrection Bar on iOS with Cydia Tweak AutocorrectionBar started by Joshua Tucker View original post
    Comments 26 Comments
    1. scroogelives's Avatar
      scroogelives -
      It's useable and that's it!! Takes up screen space and helps very little! But will get better all tweaks do!
    1. dsg's Avatar
      dsg -
      some Apple, Nuance info
    1. thegs68's Avatar
      thegs68 -
      I got it to work on my 3GS with the tweak from "cough" BigBoss, but it is buggy and a bit frustrating to work with. It constantly screws up passwords so I've disabled it for now. Will keep the tweak installed and see how it goes as Apple updates it. Also the bar does not show the "Action Button" just a blank box and if you use it, it pastes in the location "/var/moblie/Library/Preferences/com.apple.keyboard.plist", even after a re-spring and/or even after a re-spring then reboot. Also when trying to text or email, when putting in the address it does not give you the list of contacts.
    1. tunechi's Avatar
      tunechi -
      Do not install!! Still buggy!
    1. jaekim's Avatar
      jaekim -
      is this compatible with ios 6? does anyone know?
    1. ABOSWORTH's Avatar
      I don't like the feature. Android rip off. I prefer the auto correct that comes stock on the iPhone.