Friday, April 28, 2017

How To Increase The Performance Of 3D Touch Menus On iPhone

Do you want to increase the performance of 3D Touch menus on your iPhone? It is possible with new jailbreak tweak. With no doubt 3D Touch is a very convenient way to access app shortcuts from your Home screen. On the other hand, because jailbreakers with older devices wanted in on the action, numerous 3D Touch simulation tweaks quickly made it to Cydia to allow non-supported devices to access these shortcuts.

As the result some users with slower devices, that gained support for simulated 3D Touch menus found that the blur effect of the background and menus impacted their device performance. That's why iOS developer Demy Kromhof released Smooth3D tweak that increases the performance of 3D Touch menus on iPhone.

How To Increase The Performance Of 3D Touch Menus

So if you've encountered with the above described issues then you should consider checking Smooth3D tweak, that is available for free from Cydia’s BigBoss repository and is compatible with all jailbroken iOS 10 devices. This tweak doesn’t have any options to configure, so its effects are immediate after installation. 

Smooth3D will disable the blur effect that typically covers the whole Home screen so the device can render the 3D Touch menus more efficiently. It puts a smaller load on the GPU, reducing lag and smoothing out the transitioning animations, which will be a benefit even if you don’t have performance issues to begin with.

Even if you don’t have problems with 3D Touch menu performance in its current state but don't like the background blur effect Smooth3D will also comes in handy. To disable the tweak, just uninstall it from your device.

If you have a device that doesn’t support 3D Touch, but you’d still like to simulate it and access the menus from the Home screen, you can try a tweak known as Peek-a-Boo, which is compatible with iOS 10.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

New Tweak Lets You Tap Anywhere On iPhone Outside Of An Alert To Dismiss It

Having jailbroken device is always a big fortune and this time a new Cydia tweak called DismissAnywhere allows to tap anywhere on iPhone outside of an alert to dismiss it. Every day you faced with various alert messages that pop up in the middle of your screen. There are different reasons why they appear on your screen, including after an attempt to purchase an in-app purchase or while you try to clear apps from your Home screen.

Normally these alert pop-ups contain both an actionable button and a cancel button. But DismissAnywhere puts a new spin on things by hiding the cancel button and allowing you to tap anywhere on iPhone outside of an alert to dismiss it.

Look at the screenshot above. As you can see DismissAnywhere tweak hides the Cancel button from the alert message, making it look cleaner overall. As the Cancel button is removed there are more space that surrounds the alert. So you have a larger surface area to click on to dismiss the alert rather than having to confine your tap to a small button.

How to get DismissAnywhere tweak. Head over to Cydia’s BigBoss repository and download it for free. This tweak supports all jailbroken iOS 10, 9, and 8 devices and doesn't offer any options for configurations.
It should be noted that at present DismissAnywhere doesn’t work with banner notifications and notification-based alerts, such as those related to text messages, emails, Facebook, etc. As for me its functions are a little bit limited in its current form.

But Demy Kromhof, the developer behind the tweak, notes that he’s working on support for notification-based alerts that he plans to introduce in a future update. This feature to dismiss app notification alerts should make DismissAnywhere tweak more usable for all iOS devices users.

How To Keep Music Playing While Recording Video On iPhone

If you have jailbroken iOS 10 device then you can now keep music playing while recording video on iPhone. Your mobile device is great at so many things, and playing music is one of them that is often overlooked. But if you’ve ever tried listening to music and recording video from the Camera app at the same time, then you’ve probably noticed that launching the Camera app has always prevented any music from being played simultaneously. Fortunately, there is one simple way to stop that annoyance from creeping up on you, although it is only simple of you are already jailbroken.

A new Cydia tweak dubbed as Dndmymusic by iOS developer Demy Kromhof bypasses this restriction by allowing you to continue listening to music as you record footage from the Camera app.

How To Keep Music Playing While Recording Video

If you want to get the ability keep music playing while recording video on iPhone then you should install Dndmymusic on your device. The tweak is available for free from Cydia’s BigBoss repo and is compatible with only jailbroken iOS 10 devices. Once Dndmymusic is installed, it starts to work immediately, as there is no options for configuration. 

The way the tweak works is really simple – when you’re listening to music, you can press on the record button and the music will continue playing, even as you capture video footage. This tweak works with both the front and rear-facing cameras, and has no problem even when slow-motion video is being recorded. 

The tweak supports several different music sources, such as the stock Music app and third-party music apps like Spotify and Pandora, which is convenient for those that have prefer to use alternative app to the stock Music app.

So if you are real music fan and want to do something with the Camera app on your jailbroken device but still enjoy favorite song, then Dndmymusic tweak is right choice for you.

Monday, April 24, 2017

How To Give Notification Center A Makeover In iOS 10

If you want to give Notification Center a makeover in iOS 10 then you should try a new Cydia tweak known as betterNC10 by CydiaGeek. This free jailbreak tweak takes the Notification Center that haven't been changed for a few years and adds options not previously available. This tweak not only allows you to change up the aesthetics of Notification Center but change the way certain functions behave as well. The bulk of options that are baked into betterNC10 can also reduce the time you spend clearing notifications and remove unwanted clutter among other things. Let's learn how to use tweak's features.

How To Give Notification Center A Makeover In iOS 10

To get the ability to give Notification Center a makeover in iOS 10 you should navigate to Cydia’s BigBoss repository and find betterNC10 tweak that is available as a free download package. The tweak works fine on all jailbroken iOS 10, 9, and 8 devices. After installation, the tweak adds a preferences pane in the Settings app where you can configure your options how you see fit. 

Among the options you can change are:

  • Make Clear the Notifications with one Single Tap
  • Force the date in the Today page to take up just one line instead of two
  • Hide the Today Date Text on Today View.
  • Hide date and time labels from your notifications’ title labels
  • Make Dark, Clear, Grey or No Blur the Background of the Notification Center
  • Disable the drag-down gesture from the Status Bar for invoking Notification Center
  • Keep the display off when you get a notification, but sounds and vibrations still occur
  • Hide the Today view from Notification Center on the Lock screen
Once you're done with configurations hit a respring button, that is located at the bottom of the preferences pane to apply and save your changes.

betterNC10 tweak is a great way to change the look and feel of the Notification Center on your jailbroken iOS 10 iPhone. The tweak offers many options that are available absolutely for free.

Friday, April 21, 2017

How To Set Different Kinds Of Wallpaper Layouts On iOS 10 iPhone

If you have jailbroken iOS 10 device you have a great chance to set different kinds of wallpaper layouts on iPhone. As you may remember with iOS 7 release Apple presented ‘dynamic wallpapers’ but to this day, you’re still limited to Apple’s stock selection. Dubbed as PanoramaPapers, this new jailbreak tweak lets you have various kinds of wallpaper layouts on your device, depending on the images you choose. Let's see how this Cydia tweak works in details.

How To Set Different Kinds Of Wallpaper Layouts On iPhone

PanoramaPapers gives you two different wallpaper functionalities that aren’t supported on stock devices, including:

  1.  Having a panorama wallpaper that moves along with your Home screen paging. In this mode, your wallpaper pans over slightly with each page scroll.
  2.  Having individual wallpaper images for each Home screen page. In this mode, the wallpaper literally changes with each page scroll.
The panorama mode works best with wide wallpapers, such as panorama images you’ve taken or desktop-style wallpaper images that are wide enough to span across more than one Home screen page. You only need to configure a single image to use a panorama-style wallpaper, but remember to use a wide image, as tall images won’t work for this.

So to start using the functionality to set different kinds of wallpaper layouts on iPhone you should download PanoramaPapers tweak from Cydia first. It is totally free and works great on jailbroken iOS 10 devices. Once done, head over to the Settings app and visit the PanoramaPapers preferences Pane. From there you can toggle the tweak on or off on demand, pick your wallpaper images, and respring to save your changes.

There are 7 wallpaper selectors in total as the PanoramaPapers supports different wallpapers for up to 7 of your Home screen pages. You can preview the images you’ve set to ensure they look how you want and delete them any time you don’t like what done.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

How To Add A Cellular Data Toggle To Control Center In iOS 10

The best thing about jailbreaking is that it makes even more easily to get the desired functionally and the recent release helps to add a cellular data toggle to iOS 10 Control Center. Despite the many changes that been made to iOS, there is still no easy way to enable the data in your mobile plan on iPhone since you need to go to Settings app to find the panel Data preferences and sometimes it get really annoying when you find yourself doing other things on your device. 

Fortunately, a new Cydia tweak dubbed as CCDataMore fixes this problem by adding a toggle switch to Control Center to enable/disable cellular data. Because it is really easy to access Control Center from anywhere in iOS 10, CCDataMore tweak allows you to quickly toggle on/off cellular data without wasting your time digging through the Settings app or using Airplane Mode.

What is more Lizynz, the developer behind the tweak, has added 3D Touch support to the toggle button. This means you can firmly press on the toggle button to view individual options for toggling the type of connection on your device, including 2G, 3G, and LTE:

Users with the devices that don't equipped with 3D Touch feature can also use CCDataMore, but they need to install the Peek-a-Boo tweak. This tweak simulates the gesture and allows you use 3D touch gesture after adding a cellular data toggle to iOS 10 Control Center.

CCDataMore tweak toggle button is a fully-functional and it gets colored just like any other buttons on your jailbroken device when toggled on or off. What is more, the tweak is also compatible with tweaks that customize the Control Center UI, like Noctis.

So if you're interested in trying CCDataMore tweak on your jailbroken device, then it is available for free from Cydia’s BigBoss repo. The tweak supports all jailbroken iOS 10 device that have the ability to handle cellular data.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

How To Peek At The Status Bar In Fullscreen Apps In iOS 10

If your iOS device is jailbroken you can now easily peek at the Status Bar in fullscreen apps in iOS 10 with the Cydia release known as StatusPeek 2. Of course fullscreen apps offer a more immersive experience, but there is one disadvantage. While you are in the fullcreen mode the Status bar remains hidden, this means that you cannot check the current time, iPhone battery level, and other info that are shown in the Status bar.

There are two ways to view the Status bar when using a fullscreen app. First, you can press the Home button to return to the Home screen. Second, you can swipe down from the top of the screen to launch Notification Center to see Status bar. For many users it can be very inconvenient or even annoying. 

StatusPeek 2 tweak fixes this problem by allowing you to peek at the Status Bar in fullscreen apps in iOS 10. When you swipe down from the top of the screen, instead the Notification Center grabber, you'll see the Status bar. It remains visible for a short period of time and then it will disappear. In case you want to view Notification Center, you can swipe down the Status bar.

This is really convenient and faster than if you were to go to the Home screen to view the Status bar. So if you need this functionality then download StatusPeek 2 tweak from Cydia’s BigBoss repository for free of charge and install on your jailbroken iOS 10 device. After installation the tweak will add a dedicated preferences pane to Settings app. From there you can easily enable or disable the tweak on demand and choose the light or the dark Status bar theme.

StatusPeek 2 jailbreak tweak offers a very convenient and easy way to peek at the Status Bar while you are using the fullscreen apps. This is really saves your time as you can view the Status bar with a simple swipe down gesture without opening Notification Center.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

How To Remove The AirDrop Button From iOS 10 Share Sheets

If you want to remove the AirDrop button from iOS Share Sheets then you should install the new jailbreak tweak to do it. AirDrop feature is a convenient way to send and receive files between iDevices and Macs. As important AirDrop might be, it’s essentially useless if you are not fully invested into the iOS and Mac ecosystem. Admit it, traces of something which you don’t use at all can get rather annoying. Those with a jailbreak can hide AirDrop from their device entirely with a new free Cydia release known as AirDrop Disabler by Justin Petkovic. This Cydia tweak aims to remove the atrocious AirDrop section from Share Sheets for a cleaner look and wider field of view.

How To Remove The AirDrop Button From iOS Share Sheets

To start using AirDrop Disabler tweak it is recommended to disable receiving files via AirDrop on your device. To do that, launch Control Center and click on the AirDrop button, then click on the “Receiving Off” option from the pop-up menu. This turns AirDrop off and grays out the AirDrop button:

Once done, AirDrop continues to appear in Control Center and in all your Share Sheets. That’s where AirDrop Disabler comes in handy, as it allows you to remove the AirDrop button from iOS Share Sheets view.

As you can see on the screenshot example above Share Sheets interface looks much better this way since the AirDrop box takes up so much space.

If you don’t use AirDrop on your iOS device at all, then it’s best to download AirDrop Disabler tweak right away from Cydia’s BigBoss repo. It’s absolutely free, and cleans up the aspect of iOS which badly needs tidying given you are not using the feature at all. This tweak supports all jailbroken iOS 10 devices and has no options to configure.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

How To Display Song Ratings Throughout The Music app In iOS 10

Want to display song ratings throughout the Music app in iOS 10, then you should first jailbreak your device to install new Cydia release to enable this functionality. Many iPhone owners frequently use the stock Music app to listen to favorite songs on, and jailbreak can help to improve the app's functionality and add some new features.

Dubbed as I See Stars III this new jailbreak tweak improves the Music app by letting you view item ratings in playlist tables, otherwise known as song lists. Go on reading to learn how you can bring this option to your device.

How To Display Song Ratings Throughout The Music app

To get this additional feature head to Cydia’s BigBoss repository and download I See Stars III for free. The tweak doesn't come with any configuration options, so once you install the tweak its effects will take place right away. This means that I See Stars III displays song ratings throughout the Music app in iOS 10 the next time you use stock media player.

The ratings appear to the left of the album artwork thumbnails, as you can see on the screenshot above. These rating point give you an evidence of what songs you better prefer even before you look at the titles. This can make picking music to listen to even faster. With this additional feature the Music app interface feels fuller.

You’ll notice the ratings appear in Playlist view and Songs view of the Music app. You can access them from the main page of the Music app just under the “Library” header:

As for me I See Stars III tweak adds a handy feature to the stock Music app for those folks who consider the ratting as an important thing. So if you a music fan and you do rate your music then you should I See Stars III tweak.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

APTTimeout Sets A Custom Timeout Interval On Cydia Repositories

New jailbreak tweak dubbed as APTTimeout is a very useful release for jailbroken device owners as it set a custom timeout interval on Cydia repositories. Why do you actually need it? Often when you launch Cydia on your jailbroken iOS 10 iPhone, it refreshes all the added repositories to fetch the new packages that have been added since your last visit. A common issue that most users face is that some repositories take a very long time to refresh and it become really annoying to wait till this process will be completed. 

The long refresh time is due to different reasons. Usually a package cannot be found on a repository, the repository is down, or it has connection issues. This forces the refresh operation to take a long time. If you don't want to spent you precious time waiting then APTTimeout allows you to set a custom timeout interval on Cydia repositories, such that the refresh operation is terminated if it cannot be finished within a certain amount of time that you set.

APTTimeout is really simple in use. Just go to Cydia’s BigBoss repo and grab it absolutely for free. The tweak supports all jailbroken devices from iOS 7 up to iOS 10. After installation, head to dedicated preferences pane in Settings and from there, you can set the custom timeout interval. Once done, click on the Apply Settings button for the new changes to take place. As an added measure, close Cydia from the App Switcher and launch it again for the new settings to be applied.

As an example, if you set the timeout to 25 seconds, then the refresh operation has to be finished within the 25 seconds time interval, otherwise the refresh operation will be terminated for repositories that are taking a long time. In this way, the refresh interval is reduced from minutes to merely a few seconds. That is really convenient for those who don't want to wait.

APTTimeout is a very useful Cydia package that eliminates the delay you face from repositories that take a long time to refresh. It can be extremely annoying when you have to wait for a couple of minutes just for Cydia to load the new packages. If you’ve been facing this issue recently, then we highly recommend that you give this tweak a try.