Technology content trusted in North America and globally since 1999
8,588 Reviews & Articles | 67,030 News Posts

iOS 5 hidden features, panoramic camera, autocorrect bar

Apple's iOS 5 hidden features include panoramic camera, autocorrect bar

By Anthony Garreffa on Nov 11, 2011 02:17 am CST - 1 min, 30 secs reading time

Have you wanted panoramic picture mode for your iPhone? How about the Android-like autocorrect bar for the on-screen keyboard? Well, you're in luck. Developers have recently discovered a few hidden features in iOS 5, with both items having the ability to be enabled without jailbreaking your iPad or iPhone.

iOS 5 hidden features, panoramic camera, autocorrect bar | TweakTown.com

Why they're hidden, is a mystery in itself. But iOS hacker, Sonny Dickson, is responsible for finding the "Android-like" autocorrect bar Thursday morning. The autocorrect bar is so close to the Android autocorrect bar, that it may explain why Apple left it out of iOS 5's initial release.

Enabling the autocorrect bar requires a simple .plist file edit, but since Apple does not allow an easy way to access the file system, it requires a few steps which I've listed below. The second feature unearthed was the enabling of the panorama mode for the iOS camera app. Apps exist that do this now, but this is the first time it's had the ability to do so within the native camera app.

To enable panorama for iOS 5, the instructions will look similar to this:

You must have a program able to manipulate iPhone/iPad backups, such as iBackupBot

Open the latest backup with your software

Navigate to: /Library/Preferences/com.apple.mobileslideshow.plist inside the backup

Open/edit the file to inlcude:

EnableFirebreakYES under the DiskSpaceWasLow value.

Export/save the file

Restore the backup to your phone

To enable the keyboard autocorrection feature, follow the same steps but edit a different .plist file:

You must have a program able to manipulate iPhone/iPad backups, such as iBackupBot

Open the latest backup with your software

Navigate to: /Library/Preferences/com.apple.keyboard.plist inside the backup

Open/edit the file to inlcude:

KeyboardAutocorrectionListsYES

Export/save the file

Restore the backup to your phone

Anthony Garreffa

ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Anthony Garreffa

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games to be built around consoles. With FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with high-end, custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU technology is unwavering, and with next-gen NVIDIA GPUs about to launch alongside 4K 144Hz HDR G-Sync gaming monitors and BFGDs (65-inch 4K 120Hz HDR G-Sync TVs) there has never been a time to be more excited about technology.

NEWS SOURCE:techspot.com

Related Tags