Thursday, February 26, 2015

How to Replace iOS 8 App Switcher Favorite Contacts with Apps

iOS 8 App Switcher favorites usually display your favorite and recent contacts on the iPhone. It is possible to change this and replace your contacts with the apps you like and use more often than others. If you are jailbroken, you can download one simple Cydia tweak to make this happen.

The new tool that has joint the list of cool App Switcher Cydia tweaks for iOS 8 and iOS 8.1.3 firmware version [here is how you can install 8.1.3] is called Popular. Yes, it is so simple. Use Popular to make your popular apps appear in your App Switcher.

The small drawback here is this app costs $0.99 on Cydia. Are you ok with it? Hold on, don’t download it yet. First, read what it can do and then decide whether you should pay for it or not.

How to Replace Contacts with Apps in the App Switcher on iOS 8

Step 1. Go to BigBoss repo on Cydia to download Popular tweak.

Step 2. Install it.

Step 3. This program can track which applications you use often and show them in the App Switcher. It also allows adding your favorite apps.

Step 4. If you go to Settings you will see a pane there that shows the usage time for all your applications and games installed on the iOS 8 platform.

Step 5. It is up to you which programs to add to your favorites and which must go to the blacklist [they will not appear in the App Switcher in this case]. Adjust the settings to your needs.

Step 6. Choose how many of your most used applications you want to appear in the Switcher. Note that this tweak can hold up to 75 most used iOS 8 apps.

Step 7. Are you done with settings? Close it.

Step 8. Launch your App Switcher. You can now swipe your favorite and most used iOS 8 apps to the right or left and launch them quicker than if using Spotlight for the same need.


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