Secret iOS 5 Features Come to Light
iPhone 4S for AT&T, Sprint and Verizon
Nearly a month after its debut, a series of hidden iOS 5 features have surfaced, including a secret spell-check option and the opportunity to use Siri without unlocking the home screen.
According to GizmoCrunch.com, iPhone 4S users are finding iOS 5 features that weren’t mentioned at the Worldwide Developers Conference last month. It's unclear why Apple hasn't highlighted these features.
Among the hidden features that have surfaced are custom vibration and alert sounds that allow users to distinguish their phone when it receives a SMS alert apart from other iPhones around them. Users can also customize the vibration patterns to further differentiate their device from others, GizmoCrunch reported.
It’s also possible for users to disable auto-correct and still use spell check — a feature that will alleviate stress for many who have sent accidental auto-corrected messages in the past. [Read: iPhone 4S Key Facts (Infographic)]
In addition, commands to the Siri voice-assistant feature can be made without unlocking the screen with a pass code. Although developer demos have been showed with Siri after unlocking the screen, entering the pass code is not necessary.
Another feature that recently surfaced is that song titles with lengthy names can scroll to reveal the full text, a feature that has long been available on every iPod since its original debut in 2001.