Enable Autocorrect Keyboard bar in iOS 5 on iPhone 4S/4, iPad 2/iPad, iPod Touch - iPhoneHeat

Enable Autocorrect Keyboard bar in iOS 5 on iPhone 4S/4, iPad 2/iPad, iPod Touch

Among other secret features like Panorama Mode, iOS 5 also hides android-like aurtocorrect keyboard bar. This hidden aurtocorrect keyboard bar in iOS 5 activates a bar on top of your keyboard that suggest autocorrected options based on what you type. You can insert those autocorrect suggestions into the text body.

Hit the jump to learn how to enable autocorrect keyboard bar in iOS 5 on iPhone 4S/4, iPad 2/iPad, iPod Touch without jailbreak.

Sonny Dickson is the man who discovered this hidden autocorrect keyboard feature in iOS 5. In a post published on his Posterous blog, he talks about the hidden feature and guide you through the steps to enable autocorrect keyboard bar in iOS 5.

Before this iOS diggers also found a the panorama camera mode in iOS 5. Here’s how to enable panorama camera mode in iOS 5.

From Sonny Dickson’s post:

iOS 5 hides another secret feature: an Android-like autocorrect keyboard bar. As you can see in the screenshot above, courtesy of Sonny Dickson, the bar lets users pick from a series of word choices.

Enable Autocorrect Keyboard bar in iOS 5

***Works on iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPad 2, iPad and iPod Touch 4G/3G running iOS 5. No jailbreak required!

Step 1

Connect your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch to your computer, open iTunes and backup your iDevice by right clicking on the device from the left navigation pane.

Step 2

Download iBackupBot [Download Link] and Install it.
Now launch the iBackupBot, find the backup you took in Step 1, Load it.

Step 3

Go to: Library/Preferences/com.apple.keyboard.plist and open the file.

Step 3

Add the following code to the file:


Save & Close the file.

autocorrect-keyboard-bar plist-edit-2

Step 4

Now right click on the backup within iBackupbot and Restore.


Your iPhone, iPad or iod Touch will reboot. If everything is done correctly, the Android-like autocorrect keyboard bar will now be enabled in your iOS 5 running iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch.

We have tested this method on iPhone 4 and iPad 2 and can confirm that autocorrect keyboard bar works fine. Here’s the end-result:


Have you managed to enable autocorrect keyboard bar on your iDevice? Leave your feedback in the comments section below…

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13 comments… add one
iCoder November 10, 2011, 9:23 pm

Autocorrection really sucks :/

Typhone November 10, 2011, 9:59 pm

can did this also be done in ifile?

jci November 10, 2011, 11:10 pm


Hello Joe November 10, 2011, 10:29 pm

Dont use on iphones it buggy and u can skip pushing the confirm like show on the ipad the space bar is replaced with it.

kkaussie November 11, 2011, 7:04 am

Thanks…it works fine

shgshgshgshg November 11, 2011, 8:44 am

Works great, I was freaking out thinking it crashed my iphone, but it just reset and needed to be booted using redsn0w. Once that was done it worked fine. Thanks. 😀

pjg61 November 12, 2011, 4:03 am

Enabled it thinking it would work as well as other features on iPhones but it sucks. It changes your ‘Space’ bar to ‘Confirm’ and it’s a real pain to type now. Deleted the option and returned to normal. Whew….

lupercio November 16, 2011, 1:09 am

how can go back… not working

iPhoneHeat November 16, 2011, 3:34 pm

remove that string and restore again

johnko5057 November 16, 2011, 8:13 pm

After i remove the string my iphone apps only show 1/4 screen……….

wilfredt November 20, 2011, 7:55 am

Don’t try.. It’s NOT USEFUL at all and also still buggy…

Besides, if you forget to do a backup on the string, and you can revert it back without the backup string. If you remove the string add-on string and restore, the phone will not be STABLE anymore.


hymie December 30, 2011, 12:50 am

+1 to stay away. I don’t know how it got turned on on my iPod Touch. I’m grateful to this article for teaching me how to turn it off.

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