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+.
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!